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UT Humanities Center Public Books Circle - Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women

Join our next Public Books Circle book discussion led by Philosophy professor Georgi Gardiner on Kate Manne’s Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women. This is a book that Times Higher Education called “the perfect guide to fight an imperfect world.”

In this bold book, Cornell University philosopher Kate Manne offers a radical new framework for understanding misogyny. The book ranges widely across the culture, from Harvey Weinstein and the Brett Kavanaugh hearings to mansplaining and the seemingly intractable notion that women are “unelectable.” Manne’s book argues that privileged men’s sense of entitlement to admiration, care, bodily autonomy, knowledge, and power is a pervasive social problem with often devastating consequences. Jennifer Szalai of The New York Times called Manne “a pathologist wielding a scalpel, methodically dissecting various specimens of muddled argument to reveal the diseased tissue inside.”

Kate Manne is an associate professor of philosophy at Cornell University, where she has taught since 2013. She did her graduate work at MIT and was a junior fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows. The author of Down Girl, Manne has written for The New York Times, Boston Review, HuffPost, The Times Literary Supplement, and Politico, among other publications. She was recently named one of the “World’s Top 10 Thinkers” by Prospect (UK).

How It Works

Our Public Books Circle meets online twice a month and is free and open to the public. Each of our sessions is led by a UT professor, and everyone is welcome to add their voice to the discussion!

  • Register for the book discussion meeting by clicking on the registration link below (you'll be sent a confirmation email with your own unique link to the discussion)
  • Buy a copy of the book (Union Ave Books in downtown Knoxville will be happy to handle your order )
  • Read, enjoy, and join the book discussion online on the date of the event!

Georgi Gardiner is assistant professor in the UT Department of Philosophy and specializes in epistemology, investigating the epistemology of legal standards of proof and sexual assault accusations. She received her PhD from Rutgers University. Before joining the University of Tennessee, she was a Junior Research Fellow at St. John’s College, Oxford University.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public


Classics, English, History, Humanities Center, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures (MFLL), Philosophy, Religious Studies


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