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Fix the System, Not the Women Hardcover – 12 May 2022

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‘Entertaining and informative. Its perfectly intelligent advice is in dire need of being put into practice. Get your daughters to read this, but only after your partners and sons have finished it’ 
  -- Jo Brand

'I inhaled this. It is INCREDIBLE. Absolute perfection' -- Joeli Brearley, founder of Pregnant Then Screwed

astute and persuasive page-turner, a clear-sighted, compelling examination of injustice' ― Observer

urgent and important book. I read it with rage and anger at the injustices and inequalities, at how women are shamed and how they internalise this shame, and how they are held responsible for creating change rather than holding the systems and societal structures accountable for their oppression. But in the end, I read this with great optimism and hope. Because if we need to change this world, for us, and for our daughters, we have to fix the system. And this book is a blistering manifesto for this change'  -- Dr Pragya Agarwal

‘Powerful . . . a summary of the injustices women face — and the way that these interact with other forms of prejudice’ ― Sunday Times

I am in awe of Laura Bates and her ability to perfectly balance facts and her personal experiences, opinions and emotions. Her writing is nothing short of perfect' -- Sofie Hagen, author of Happy Fat

Timely. Buy it for the men in your life’  ― Press Association

'An almighty roar of a book' -- Terri White, author of Coming Undone

I challenge any man to read this book and still deny there’s a problemNew Statesman

About the Author

Laura Bates studied English at Cambridge University and went on to be a freelance journalist. She has written for the Guardian, the Independent, the New Statesman, Red Magazine and Grazia among others. She is also contributor at Women Under Siege, a New-York based organisation working to combat the use of sexual violence as a tool of war in conflict zones worldwide. She is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster UK (12 May 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 208 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1398514330
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1398514331
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13 x 1.85 x 19.8 cm
  • Customer reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 98 ratings

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Laura Bates is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, an ever-increasing collection of over 200,000 testimonies of gender inequality, with branches in 25 countries worldwide.

Laura writes regularly for the Guardian, Telegraph and the New York Times amongst others and won a British Press Award for her journalism in 2015.

She works closely with politicians, businesses, schools, police forces and organisations from the Council of Europe to the United Nations to tackle gender inequality. She was awarded a British Empire Medal for services to gender equality in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2015 and has been named woman of the year by Cosmopolitan, Red Magazine and The Sunday Times Magazine.

Laura is a contributor at Women Under Siege, a New York-based project tackling rape in conflict worldwide and she is patron of SARSAS, Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support. She is the recipient of two honorary degrees, an honorary fellow of St John's College Cambridge and was awarded the Internet and Society Award by the Oxford Internet Institute alongside Sir Tim Berners Lee. Laura is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Vice President of the Hay Festival. She has judged the Women’s Prize, the YA Book Prize, the Children's Laureate and the RSL Giles St Aubyn awards for non-fiction.

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