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Fix the System, Not the Women

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'Get your daughters to read this, but only after your partners and sons have finished it’ Jo Brand

'An astute and persuasive page-turner' Observer

'Powerful’ Sunday Times

Too often, we blame women. For walking home alone at night. For not demanding a seat at the table. For not overcoming the odds that are stacked against them.

This distracts us from the real problem: the failings and biases of a society that was not built for women. In this explosive book, feminist writer and activist Laura Bates exposes the systemic prejudice at the heart of five of our key institutions.

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Combining stories with shocking evidence, Fix the System, Not the Women is a blazing examination of sexual injustice and a rallying cry for reform.

'A blistering manifesto for change' Dr Pragya Agarwal

'I am in awe of Laura Bates . . . her writing is nothing short of perfect' Sofie Hagen, author of Happy Fat

‘Finish the book furious – before rallying for the next fight’ Grazia Latest Must-Reads