Refusing to be a Man: Essays on Social Justice

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Taylor & Francis, Dec 2, 1999 - Social Science - 240 pages
Since its original publication in 1989, Refusing to be a Man has been acclaimed as a classic and widely cited in gender studies literature. In 13 eloquent essays, Stoltenberg articulates the first fully argued liberation theory for men that will also liberate women. He argues that male sexual identity is entirely a political and ethical construction whose advantages grow out of injustice. His thesis is, however, ultimately one of hope - that precisely because masculinity is so constructed, it is possible to refuse it, to act against it and to change. A new introduction by the author discusses the roots of his work in the American civil rights and radical feminist movements and distinguishes it from the anti-feminist philosophies underlying the recent tide of reactionary mens movements.

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I thought this was a joke when I read it, but then again considering the professor who assigned it was a radical lesbian it probably wasn't. The guy who wrote this comes up with preposterous ideas like all men should only be on the bottom, if they must have sex at all. This is what is known these days as "gender theory" essentially the musings of societies outcasts trying to proscribe a "world turned upside down" philosophy on the world as their own personal revenge. Judging from the tone of the book the author must suffer from some sort of gender dysphoria. 

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