Misogynies: reflections on myths and malice

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Fawcett Columbine, 1989 - Family & Relationships - 190 pages
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"MISOGYNIES is a superb and vivid piece of writing, eminently readable, wonderfully fresh." PHYLLIS CHESLER Author of WOMEN AND MADNESS In this collection of stinging essays Joan Smith explores the phenomenon of women-hating in politics, religion, history, literature, and popular culture on both sides of the Atlantic. A fascinating collection from the mind of a scholar, educator, and observer of our society, MISOGYNIES will make readers of both genders wonder more about the excuses for hatred of women we create as a society, why we accept them, and what it means to all of our lives.

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Blunt. Well written. And still relevant. An ambitious exploration in the patterns of violence against women. Read full review


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Author, journalist, and human rights activist Joan Smith was born in London, England on August 27, 1953. She attended the University of Reading and worked for the Sunday Times from 1979 to 1984. She has also contributed to the Guardian Weekend supplement, The Independent, the Independent on Sunday, and the New Statesman. She writes both nonfiction and fiction including the Loretta Lawson series.