Philosophy Professor Kate Manne's new book "Down Girl" explores misogyny and sexism in this interview with Vox.

December 5, 2017

Philosophy's Kate Manne has been in the news lately with her new book "Down Girl".   Read about it in this interview with Vox.

What is misogyny? How is it different from sexism? And why does the male-dominated status quo seem to persist?
A new book by Cornell philosophy professor Kate Manne has answers. She argues that misogyny is not about male hostility or hatred toward women — instead, it’s about controlling and punishing women who challenge male dominance. Misogyny rewards women who reinforce the status quo and punishes those who don’t.

In this interview, we explore how sexism and misogyny are different, how misogyny is embedded in our customs and institutions, and what Trump’s election and our current moment reveal about our future.
Read the entire interview here

Professor Kate Manne's latest book