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Not All Dead White Men by Donna Zuckerberg
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An in-depth examination of how members of the "Red Pill" (also termed "meninist") community appropriate and misinterpret classical ancient literature (namely of Greek and Roman origin) to support their own misogynistic beliefs.

Pointing out various logical errors and rhetorical tactics, Donna Zuckerberg dismantles the ideology and belief system of these Alt-Right communities through rational, insightful investigation. It's honestly a horrifying read in the sense that it includes some of the most disgusting comments made by leaders of these "manosphere" sects.

From so-called "seduction guides" to facing ancient society onto our own modern one, Zuckerberg illustrates how the men of the community have misunderstood and misrepresented classical literature.

This is a very text-heavy book and it reads like an academic thesis. It can be a bit of a chore to push through lengthy paragraph after lengthy paragraph (especially when the topic is about whether or not women should have any rights, as question posed by the Red Pill,) but it's worthwhile in understanding how these texts are being misused and abused for selfish (and restrictive) purposes.
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Reading Progress

October 8, 2019 – Started Reading
October 8, 2019 – Shelved
October 9, 2019 –
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October 9, 2019 –
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October 10, 2019 – Finished Reading

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