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Publisher's Summary

The feminist book they tried to ban in France. 

Women, especially feminists and lesbians, have long been accused of hating men. Our instinct is to deny it at all costs. (After all, women have been burnt at the stake for admitting to less.) 

But what if mistrusting men, disliking men - and yes, maybe even hating men - is, in fact, a useful response to sexism? What if such a response offers a way out of oppression, a means of resistance? What if it even offers a path to joy, solidarity and sisterhood? 

In this sparkling essay, as mischievous and provocative as it is urgent and serious, Pauline Harmange interrogates modern attitudes to feminism and makes a rallying cry for women to find a greater love for each other - and themselves.

©2020 Pauline Harmange (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Written in wise prose, devoid of excess or rage, I Hate Men explores the terrain of contemporary feminism, its arguments in keeping with those of writers like Rebecca Solnit, as well as the movement's key ideas: patriarchy, the mental load, #MeToo and solidarity." (L’Obs)

"A delightful book." (Roxane Gay)

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  • 11-01-2021

Beautiful and bold

This woman has so much courage. Everything that an “aware” woman has thought, and felt ashamed for thinking, (thank you patriarchy) has been solidified and made right in this book. Hating men is natural when a woman can not walk at night without fear. Hating men is natural when the inequality is slapped in our face on a daily basis. I am white and privileged, and feel the effects of inequality so much, can you not acknowledge the pain of a woman of color? Of a little girl of color? This book is a war cry, and it rallied me. This is deeper than women hating men.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-02-2021

Stating the Basic Truth

Refreshingly clear about the reality of the social dynamics, major moral and ethical inequities, and the ways cultures paper over the damage of destructive male behaviors. Time to stop accommodating and hold people accountable.

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  • Beth T.
  • 14-01-2021

Well Done

I enjoyed listening to this, as I have wondered about many of these same things all my life.

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  • 13-01-2021

Misandry is not misogyny

What a great listen. The idea comes up: what would women be if they could realize their true potential, a condition that could only be possible without men’s feet on our throats. Brilliant, well written and thought provoking. Long live feminism!

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  • 12-01-2021

Thank you Pauline!!

Your book has helped me explain how I feel about men. My new favorite book. I look forward to discovering more work from Pauline Harmange. I can't find the words to describe how this book made me feel like I wasn't crazy.

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