Laura Bates (Writer/Consultant)
Represented by:Sarah Williams , Stevie Jackson
Laura Bates is founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, a collection of hundreds of thousands of experiences of harassment, discrimination and abuse with branches worldwide. She works with governments, police forces and schools to tackle gender inequality. She is the bestselling author of Men Who Hate Women, Everyday Sexism, Girl Up, The Burning (nominated for the Carnegie medal) and her new book, The Trial. She writes for the New York Times, Guardian and others, and has received a British Press Award, a British Empire Medal, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
“Laura Bates is showing us the path to both intimate and global survival.” – Gloria Steinem
DateProduction (role)CompanyProject details
Date: September 2021Production (role): THE TRIAL (Author, YA Novel)Company: Published by Simon & SchusterProject details: After a plane crash sees a group of seven teens washed up on a desert island, their first thought is survival. But a terrible secret from a party the night before has followed them ashore. Facing deadly threats and the fear of being stranded forever, they quickly discover that being the most popular kid in High School doesn’t help when you’re fighting to stay alive. As the island deals each of them a dangerous blow, it’s clear that someone is looking for justice. Now survival depends on facing the truth about that party: who was hurt that night, and who let it happen?
PRAISE FOR GIRL UP:
'Laura Bates is one of the most important feminist voices we have and The Trial is engaging and clever, thought-provoking and thrilling. I inhaled it in one sitting.' – Louise O’Neill, author of Asking For It
Date: February 2019Production (role): THE BURNING (Author, YA Novel)Company: Published by Simon & SchusterProject details: New school. Check.
New town. Check.
New last name. Check.
Social media profiles? Deleted.
Anna and her mother have moved hundreds of miles to put the past behind them. Anna hopes to make a fresh start and escape the harassment she's been subjected to. But then rumors and whispers start, and Anna tries to ignore what is happening by immersing herself in learning about Maggie, a local woman accused of witchcraft in the seventeenth century. A woman who was shamed. Silenced. And whose story has unsettling parallels to Anna's own.
PRAISE FOR THE BURNING:
'This is a book teen girls NEED to read' - Holly Bourne
'Bold, brutal & hugely important' - Abi Elphinstone
'Defiant and inspiring' – Katherine Webber
DateProduction (role)CompanyProject details
Date: March 2021Production (role): MEN WHO HATE WOMEN (Author)Company: Published by Simon & SchusterProject details: In this urgent and groundbreaking book, Laura Bates, bestselling author and founder of The Everyday Sexism Project, goes undercover to expose vast misogynist networks and communities. It’s a deep dive into the worldwide extremism nobody talks about.
Interviews with former members of these groups and the people fighting against them gives unique insights on how this movement operates. Ideas are spread from the darkest corners of the internet – via trolls, media and celebrities – to schools, workplaces and the corridors of power, becoming a part of our collective consciousness.
Uncensored, and sometimes both shocking and terrifying – this is the uncomfortable truth about the world we live in. And what we must do to change it.
PRAISE FOR MEN WHO HATE WOMEN:
'Laura Bates does so much of the dispiriting, heavy lifting in 21st century feminism. She trudges through it like a boss, and puts out books that perfectly describe growing problems, and possible solutions. She's a proper hero at the coal mouth.' Caitlin Moran
Date: February 2019Production (role): MISOGYNATION: THE TRUE SCALE OF SEXISM (Author, Essay Collection)Company: Published by Simon & SchusterProject details: From Weinstein to Westminster, a torrent of allegations of sexual harassment and assault have left us reeling. One hundred years since some women were first given the right to vote, we are still struggling to get to grips with the true extent of gender inequality that continues to flourish in our society.
In this collection of essays, originally published in the Guardian, Laura Bates uncovers 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. Often dismissed as one-offs, veiled as 'banter' or described as 'isolated incidents', MISOGYNATION joins the dots to reveal the true scale of discrimination and prejudice women face.
Date: April 2016Production (role): GIRL UP (Author)Company: Published by Simon & SchusterProject details: Hilarious, jaunty and bold, GIRL UP exposes the truth about the pressures surrounding body image, the false representations in media, the complexities of a sex and relationships, the trials of social media and all the other lies they told us.
Date:Production (role): EVERYDAY SEXISMCompany: Published by Simon & SchusterProject details: After experiencing a series of escalating sexist incidents, Laura Bates started theeveryday sexism projectand has gone on to write 'a pioneering analysis of modern day misogyny' (Telegraph).