By Warren Farrell
Does feminism provide a much-needed voice to girls in a patriarchal global? Or is the realm probably not patriarchal? Has feminism began to point the taking part in box in a global during which ladies are extra frequently paid much less at paintings and abused at domestic? Or are ladies paid both for a similar paintings and never abused extra at domestic? Does feminism help equality in schooling and within the army, or does it discriminate opposed to males by way of ignoring such matters as male-only draft registration and boys lagging in the back of in school?
The basically ebook of its style, this quantity deals a pointy, full of life, and provocative debate at the effect of feminism on males. Warren Farrell--an foreign best-selling writer and chief in either the early women's and present men's movements--praises feminism for commencing thoughts for girls yet criticizes it for demonizing males, distorting info, and undervaluing the family members. In reaction, James P. Sterba--an acclaimed thinker and ardent recommend of feminism--maintains that the feminist circulation offers a long-neglected voice to girls in a male-dominated global and that males aren't an oppressed gender in state-of-the-art the USA. Their wide-ranging debate covers own concerns, from love, intercourse, relationship, and rape to household violence, divorce, and baby custody. Farrell and Sterba additionally glance through their contrasting lenses at systemic concerns, from the college method to the legal justice approach; from the media to the army; and from health and wellbeing care to the workplace.
A ideal ebook to get scholars considering and debating, Does Feminism Discriminate opposed to males? A Debate is perfect for classes in gender reports, sociology, psychology, economics, feminist philosophy, and modern ethical matters. it's also compelling examining for someone attracted to the way forward for women and men.
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