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Old fashioned terms for dating

Bates, who created the website in April 2012, from which the book takes much of its raw material, is not out to get men, but primarily to allow ordinary – or, as she says, “real” – women a space in which to air their fears, frustrations, sense of injustice and outrage.

One woman reports a classic instance of objectification: “I worked at a top law firm in recruitment and have heard partners assessing female candidates according to their attractiveness.” While a girl recounts this: “…

A new feminism – with men on board – will have to recognise the weaknesses as well as the strengths of social media.

Shouting out – or #shoutingback, the favoured hashtag of Twitter feminists – will only go so far.

Quoting a Ph D-educated woman who returned to work after having a baby to find herself demoted (her “new boss…

stated that while I was nursing it will be difficult to focus on my job”), Bates appends the shocking evidence that while it is illegal for women to be selected for redundancy because of pregnancy, the Equal Opportunities Commission revealed, in 2005, that 30,000 women every year lose their jobs as a result of pregnancy discrimination.

Bates, who deserves to be commended for her initiative and zeal in devising the Everyday Sexism Project, has been on the receiving end of a litany of abusive emails.

Denying the nastiness in these messages is as meaningless as denying the evil in weapons of mass destruction or torture.

But the book is a product of social media and – ironic as this sounds – feels like a monologue.