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Beware the woke misogynist

24 April 2021

9:00 AM

24 April 2021

9:00 AM

Chauvo-Feminism: On Sex, Power and #MeToo Sam Mills

Indigo Press, pp.144, 7.99

Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again: Women and Desire in the Age of Consent Katherine Angel

Verso, pp.160, 10.99

The #MeToo movement isn’t all it seems. More than three years after countless sexual abuse allegations shook the world, the relationship between men and women has mutated into something ‘subtle and insidious’, writes Sam Mills. Her new book — an intriguing blend of feminist theory, memoir, psychological sleuthing and self-help — investigates the rise of what she calls ‘chauvo-feminists’: men who champion women’s rights in public to appear woke while in private their ‘shadowy doppelgänger’ is misogynistic.

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