Does feminism discriminate against men?

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Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2008 - Philosophy - 258 pages
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Does feminism give a much-needed voice to women in a patriarchal world? Or is the world not really patriarchal? Has feminism begun to level the playing field in a world in which women are more often paid less at work and abused at home? Or are women paid equally for the same work and not abused more at home? Does feminism support equality in education and in the military, or does it discriminate against men by ignoring such issues as male-only draft registration and boys lagging behind in school? The only book of its kind, this volume offers a sharp, lively, and provocative debate on the impact of feminism on men. Warren Farrell--an international best-selling author and leader in both the early women and current men's movements--praises feminism for opening options for women but criticizes it for demonizing men, distorting data, and undervaluing the family. In response, James P. Sterba--an acclaimed philosopher and ardent advocate of feminism--maintains that the feminist movement gives a long-neglected voice to women in a male-dominated world and that men are not an oppressed gender in today's America. Their wide-ranging debate covers personal issues, from love, sex, dating, and rape to domestic violence, divorce, and child custody. Farrell and Sterba also look through their contrasting lenses at systemic issues, from the school system to the criminal justice system; from the media to the military; and from health care to the workplace. A perfect book to get students thinking and debating, Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men? A Debate is ideal for courses in gender studies, sociology, psychology, economics, feminist philosophy, and contemporary moral issues. It is also compelling reading for anyone interested in the future of men and women.

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Review: Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?: A Debate (Point/Counterpoint)

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I was very disappointed, it's essentially a recount of the his bestseller The Myth of Male Power but with a feminist counter argument. It's the same old sociological arguments from Svodoba over and ... Read full review

Review: Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?: A Debate (Point/Counterpoint)

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An excellent book about the role of feminism in society. My only gripe is that James Sterba represented feminism - was it so hard to find a woman to take that side (nothing personal, Prof. Sterba)? All in all a great conversation starter and thought-provoking read. Read full review


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Warren Farrell, Ph.D. (Mill Valley, CA) is an internationally esteemed expert on gender issues, and the only man to have been elected three times to the board of directors of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in New York City. "Financial Times" named Dr. Farrell one of the world's leading thought leaders. He has been interviewed by Larry King, Peter Jennings, and Barbara Walters, and has appeared many times on nationally syndicated TV shows such as Oprah, Donahue, and CNN's Sonya Live. He is the author of many books, including the bestsellers "Why Men are the Way They Are" and "The Myth of Male Power.

James P. Sterba is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. His previous publications include Affirmative Action for the Future (2009), Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?: A Debate (2008, co-authored with Warren Farrell), The Triumph of Practice over Theory in Ethics (2005) and Terrorism and Justice for Here and Now (1998).

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