The Second Sexism: Discrimination Against Men and Boys

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John Wiley & Sons, May 7, 2012 - Philosophy - 304 pages
Does sexism against men exist? What it looks like and why we need to take it seriously

This book draws attention to the "second sexism," where it exists, how it works and what it looks like, and responds to those who would deny that it exists. Challenging conventional ways of thinking, it examines controversial issues such as sex-based affirmative action, gender roles, and charges of anti-feminism. The book offers an academically rigorous argument in an accessible style, including the careful use of empirical data, and includes examples and engages in a discussion of how sex discrimination against men and boys also undermines the cause for female equality.

 

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Contents

Male Disadvantage
25
Explaining Male Disadvantage and Thinking
77
Questions about the Beliefs
84
Conclusion
96
Responding to Objections
173
Affirmative Action
212
Conclusion
239
Bibliography
266
Index
285
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David Benatar is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence (2006).

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