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Laura Bates in Conversation

Laura Bates in Conversation

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In Men Who Hate Women, an urgent and ground-breaking book, Laura Bates goes undercover to expose vast misogynist networks and communities. It’s a deep dive into the worldwide extremism nobody talks about. Imagine a world in which a vast network of incels and other misogynists are able to operate, virtually undetected. A world where extremists commit deliberate terrorist acts against women and vulnerable teenage boys are groomed and radicalised. Our world, where ideas spread from the darkest corners of the internet – via trolls, media and celebrities – to schools, workplaces and the corridors of power. becoming a part of our collective consciousness. Uncensored, and sometimes both shocking and terrifying – this is the uncomfortable truth about the world we live in, and the ideas that are becoming a part of our collective consciousness.

Laura Bates is the Founder of the Everyday Sexism Project and writes regularly for the New York Times, Guardian, Telegraph, among many other media outlets. She is a regular contributor to the Today Programme, Woman's Hour, Channel 4 News, Newsnight and more, and has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen's Honours List for services to gender equality.

Be prepared. This book is shocking. Just as we thought we knew all we needed to know about misogyny, here comes the bad news. Dark and menacing, this investigation of toxic masculinity is a wake-up call to men and women who want a better world.
- Helena Kennedy, QC


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Quarterhouse
Mill Bay,
Folkestone,
Kent,
CT20 1BN

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In person £8 / £7.20
Streamed as part of Book Festival Digital Pass

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