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Kate Manne’s razor-sharp analysis of male entitlement

Denial of such entitlements spark a backlash

By Jessica Abrahams   October 2020
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is, according to Kate Manne, an example of male entitlement Credit: KEVIN DIETSH/UPI/PA Images

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is, according to Kate Manne, an example of male entitlement Credit: KEVIN DIETSH/UPI/PA Images

Philosopher Kate Manne made her name in 2017 with Down Girl, which traced a distinction between sexism and misogyny. Sexism, she argues, is a set of beliefs about gender roles, while misogyny is the “law enforcement” arm that punishes women for deviating from their assigned role.

In this more accessible follow-up, Manne…

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