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Kate Manne

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Kate Manne is an Australian philosopher, associate professor of philosophy at Cornell University, and author. Her work is primarily in feminist philosophy, moral philosophy and social philosophy.
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The Joy of Consent
A Philosophy of Good Sex
Manon Garcia - 2023-10-03 (first published in 2021)
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“From the bedroom to the classroom to the courtroom, ‘consent’ is a key term in our contemporary sexual ethics. In this timely reexamination, Manon Garcia deftly reveals the hidden complexities of consent and proposes how to reconceptualize it as a tool of liberation.”...
Kate Manne
@ManonGarciaFR My pleasure! It's a superb book      source
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Good for a Girl
A Woman Running in a Man's World
Lauren Fleshman - 2023-01-10
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A must-read for anyone who loves running, Good for a Girl offers an inspiring personal story and a rallying cry for reform of a sports landscape that is failing young female athletes. Author Lauren Fleshman grew up in the world of running and has seen firsthand the way that our sports systems fail young women and girls as much as empower them. Fleshman gives voice to the often-silent experience of the female athlete and argues that the time has come to rebuild our systems of competitive sport with women at their center. Written with heart and verve, this book is a joyful love letter to the running life and a vital call to reimagine sports for young women.
Kate Manne
My pleasure! This book is SO good and moving and important. 🙏      source
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Sally Bergesen
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Belly of the Beast
The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness
Da'Shaun L. Harrison - 2021-08-10
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Belly of the Beast is a powerful exploration of the intersection of anti-fatness and anti-Blackness. Author Da’Shaun Harrison, a fat, Black, disabled, and non-binary writer, delves into the ways in which fat Black people in the United States are subject to discrimination, abuse, and trauma, including being hyper-policed by society and the state, passed over for housing and employment, and misdiagnosed by medical professionals. Harrison offers a fresh perspective on desirability politics, healthism, hyper-sexualization, and the connection between anti-fatness and police violence, while providing strategies to combat these societal issues.
Kate Manne
@KristidelM @DaShaunLH Love this book so much! Teaching it in my grad seminar in the Fall      source
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The Shame Machine
Who Profits in the New Age of Humiliation
Cathy O'Neil - 2022-03-22
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This book explores the dangerous shift in how shame is being used as a weapon in America's "shame industrial complex" - from shaming individuals for societal problems to profitting from "punching down" on the vulnerable. The author, Cathy O'Neil, dissects the relationship between shame and power, asking important questions about whom the system serves and how we can fight back. Drawing on personal experience, O'Neil warns about the destructive influence of shame in the age of social media and hyperpartisan politics.
Kate Manne
I was fortunate to receive an ARC of this book, and it's brilliant--and made me cry. Highly recommended.      source
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The Case for Rage
Why Anger Is Essential to Anti-Racist Struggle
Myisha Cherry - 2021-10-19
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Discover the power of anger in the fight against racial injustice with this urgent call to action. Philosopher Myisha Cherry argues that anger has been unfairly demonized and that Lordean rage, a form of anger mobilized for change, is crucial in the anti-racist struggle. Using philosophy, social psychology, and history, she shows how anger can be harnessed, cultivated, and focused to challenge racism and effect lasting change. This accessible resource is a must-read for politically and socially engaged readers seeking new tools for changing the world.
Kate Manne
@katie_ann_baker Anger is good actually! I love @myishacherry's work on this--check out her book, The Case for Rage      source
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Brian Earp
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How to Raise a Feminist Son
Motherhood, Masculinity, and the Making of My Family
Sonora Jha - 2021-04-06
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This insightful and empowering book offers actionable advice for parents seeking to raise feminist sons in today's world. From teaching consent to countering problematic messages from the media and culture, there is much work to be done with our boys. Written by a professor of journalism and feminist mother, this personal story is informed by research and expert conversations. Each chapter offers takeaways and recommendations for further reading, making it a valuable resource for all.
Kate Manne
An excellent book--I've been recommending it far and wide.      source
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We Are Not Born Submissive
How Patriarchy Shapes Women's Lives
Manon Garcia - 2021-03-30 (first published in 2018)
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This philosophical exploration delves into the complexities of female submission and its perpetuation by patriarchy. Using Simone de Beauvoir's work and feminist philosophy, the book challenges the traditional understanding of femininity and submission. The author argues that women's lived experiences shape their adaptation to gender hierarchies, and that women do not actively choose submission but consent to it through social norms. This sophisticated analysis moves beyond simplistic perspectives and provides a nuanced understanding of the subject.
Kate Manne
@ManonGarciaFR @pedrorgld @MattRohal @tamer_d_ My absolute pleasure. It's a brilliant book.      source
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Where Is the Green Sheep?
Mem Fox, Judy Horacek - 2005-01-01 (first published in 2004)
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Here is the blue sheep.Ésta es la oveja azul. But where is the green sheep?¿Pero dónde está la oveja verde? The search for the green sheep is on in this bilingual board book edition of the Australian author Mem Fox and the cartoonist Judy Horacek’s delightful read-aloud Where Is the Green Sheep? Wee ones will learn concepts such as opposites and ...
Kate Manne
@Missswally LOVE that book.      source
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Know My Name
A Memoir
Chanel Miller - 2019-09-24
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This powerful memoir tells the story of a survivor who gave voice to millions when she stood up to Brock Turner, a sex offender. Her victim impact statement went viral and inspired changes in California law. Now, she reclaims her identity and shares her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words. Her struggles with isolation and shame reveal the oppression victims face, and the book challenges our beliefs about what is acceptable. With pain, resilience, and humor, this memoir is a modern classic that will forever change the way we think about sexual assault.
Kate Manne
"But why are they allowed to touch us until we physically fight them off? Why is the door open until we have to slam it shut?" ~Chanel Miller, Say My Name. A brilliant and heartbreaking book.      source