The Politics of American Feminism: Gender Conflict in Contemporary Society

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University Press of America, 2007 - Social Science - 166 pages
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This work assesses, with scholarly scrupulousness and irreverent wit, the ways in which the American male is being blamed, castigated, slandered, emasculated, and just plain harassed for a multitude of crimes and sins because of a single trait: "maleness." From cradle to grave, public policy and the teachings of the groves of the academe are increasingly shaped by an anti-male bias. Chapters examine the ways in which American men and maleness are punished in childhood; in school; in history texts; in language; in the wallet; in religion; and even in recreation.

Although the book's tone is often light, the subject is a serious one that the mainstream media often avoids. The Politics of American Feminism debunks dated myths, defends individual liberty against feminist assaults, offers an impious take on the narrow focus of the women's movement, and has as a central premise that not only are men essential to the health of the nation and the survival of the species, but they also have a few salutary qualities as well.

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Contents

The Politics of American Feminism
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Boys Will Be Damned for Being Boys
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Bad Characters
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Copyright

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James T. Bennett holds the William P. Snavely Chair of Political Economy and Public Policy at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than twenty books on public policy and other issues, and has published more than sixty papers in scholarly academic journals. He founded the Journal of Labor Research, which he edited since its inception.

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