The Manipulated Man

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Pinter & Martin Publishers, May 9, 2005 - Social Science - 154 pages
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Esther Vilar’s classic polemic about the relationship between the sexes caused a sensation on its first publication. In her introduction to this revised edition, Vilar maintains that very little has changed. A man is a human being who works, while a woman chooses to let a man provide for

her and her children in return for carefully dispensed praise and sex. Vilar’s perceptive, thought-provoking and often very funny look at the battle between the sexes has earned her severe criticism and even death threats. But Vilar’s intention is not misogynous: she maintains that only if women and men look at their place in society with honesty, will there be any hope for change.

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I find some of the reviews here laughable.
this is not meant to be an academic work. (The ironic thing is feminists say statistics mean nothing as it silences marginalized women. When marginalized
men point out statistics can't get to the entire truth of things they claim nothing can be discussed without using statistics. Amazing how feminists change their tune!"
One reviewer basically strongly implied the author was mentally ill.
Making general observations about the culture doesn't stem from hatred of women. It is dehumanizing and female supremacist to silence people like that. Women are not extra human, criticizing women is not hatred.
Women have abandoned their obligations to men, driven them from the family unit, discarded poor low stats men on to the streets via state violence. Men need to be aware of female nature and this book is a good start. Men need to stop providing and protect for a sex that holds them in contempt.

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Even though the book is somewhat aggressive towards women and kind of lenient with men. It does make you think deeply about the issue. At some point during the reading, you have to take sides. Many women who have read the book consider it slanted. My male friends think it's ingenious. Yet you can blame history and culture for the way things have evolved for men and women in the world. 

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Apart from her world-famous trilogy about the relationship between the sexes, Esther Vilar has written numerous other books and is also a celebrated playwright.

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