Meet Prof Kate Manne: A moral philosopher, regarded as one of the world’s top thinkers in the field of feminist philosophy.

Get to know our 2022 Emerging Leader GameChanger, Prof Kate Manne, as she shares her insight and international career journey as Associate Professor, Sage School of Philosophy, Cornell University. A prominent writer and commentator, Prof Manne’s first book Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny was published at the height of the #MeToo movement, exploring the nature, function and persistence of misogyny. The award-winning book offered a bridge between academic analysis and the broader public discourse on vexed issues of misogyny and sexism, providing a means to inform and elevate conversations around the world on these critical topics. Her second book, Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women, delved deeper into the social ills of toxic masculinity, further analysed a term she had coined in 2016, ‘himpathy’ (whereby disproportionate or inappropriate sympathy is extended to a male perpetrator over his similarly, or less privileged, female targets in cases of sexual assault, harassment, and other misogynistic behaviour) and illustrated the damaging impact of male privilege and entitlement on the lives of women and girls. Regarded as a ‘once-in-a-generation’ mind, Prof Manne’s work challenges social norms and stimulates discussion both within academic circles and broader society. Read more.