Farrell's deep sympathies for feminist philosophy and an appreciation for modern-day male issues have produced a human and well-rounded book. It is a global look at various civilizations' inclinations towards patriarchies and limiting women's agency. At the heart of the book is a fascinating framework for the 21st century. It is a simple framework but nuanced enough that it has escaped the collective psyche. It is also an empathetic framework that can help untangle presently misunderstood ideals of masculinity.
For eons humanity has struggled to survive against the forces of nature. Survival was the name of the game and it forced both sexes into rigid roles. Men of providers, for they could risk death without jeopardising a society's future, and women as nurturers for society couldn't risk their death at any cost. Whilst feminism freed women from their straight jacket of gender roles, men have gotten more of the same. The copious male CEOs, politicians, rockstars etc. have walked down the only road society presents men to attain happiness, respect and dignity.
- Paperback: 488 pages
- Publisher: Berkley Pub Group; Reissue edition (9 January 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425181448
- ISBN-13: 978-0425181447
- Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 2.9 x 21.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
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