Laura Bates to publish essay collection with S&S

Laura Bates to publish essay collection with S&S

Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, is publishing a new collection of essays with Simon & Schuster.

The collection of essays, entitled Misogynation, were all originally published in the Guardian as part of Bates' efforts to show the true scale of the sexism "epidemic". 

According to S&S, the collection will uncover: "the sexism that exists in our relationships, our workplaces, our media, in our homes and on our streets, but which is also firmly rooted in our lifelong assumptions and in the actions and attitudes we explain away, defend and accept". It follows Bates' 2014 book, Everyday Sexism (Simon & Schuster), which sold 17,195 copies in paperback and 11,534 copies in hardback.

Nicki Crossley, commissioning editor for Simon & Schuster, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Georgia Garrett at Rogers, Coleridge & White, to publish on 22nd February 2018.

Bates said: "Beneath the surface, women face a daily gauntlet of misogyny. They are discriminated against at work, underrepresented in parliament, harassed in public, overburdened at home, sexualised in the media, and worst of all, shamed into silence. But none of these issues can be tackled in isolation. If we really want to achieve gender equality, we have to look at the bigger picture and see the connections between these different abuses and injustices. These essays grew out of a need to bear witness and to show the true scale of sexism. Misogynation shows it for the epidemic that it is."

Crossley said: "Laura Bates has led the charge for women’s rights and The Everyday Sexism Project and her campaigning work has made huge progress in showing sexism for the universal problem that it is. Publishing in time for International Women’s Day, this will be essential reading for women – and men – everywhere."