Tuesday, July 24, 2018

ADL Publishes New Report Linking Misogyny and White Supremacy

The ADL has a new report out examining the intersections between misogyny and White supremacy. The content isn't necessarily groundbreaking, at least for those in the academic space, and the conception of "misogyny" is limited to a relatively narrow set of violent extremists (contrast the more expansive exploration in Kate Manne's Down Girl).

But that said, I think it is still a worthwhile read and an important milestone to see this linkage explicitly identified by a "mainstream" civil rights group. Hopefully, it will spur more attention to this toxic interaction (one obvious area for growth -- the observation by many feminists that expressed misogynist attitudes seem highly correlated with mass shootings).

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