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Posted May 10, 2006
A pathetic excuse for information
I read many books, and in evaluating a book I always look closely at the author and authorities (bibliographies, endnotes, footnotes, etc). If you read this book and, after searching for the point, feel as if you are in a disorienting fog, there is a reason. The books is groundless and has no bearing other than the opinions of the author, and it offers no reason why a careful reader would consider those opinions. Any woman (and I have several daughters) who would subscribe to the thesis of this book is an admitted victim, and this book panders to her victimhood. The scant endnotes cite no respectable journals or research no, the author's authorities are lyrics to songs, poetry, and similar literature he uses as inkblot upon which to project his own prejudices and conflicts. It is the same old baseless feminist propaganda...a rant against the imagined demons of patriarchy. It requires that women abdicate their responsibility for themselves and conform to some stereotypic weak victim. It would offend the likes of Mary Wolstonecraft (The Pernicious Effects Arising from Unnatural Distinctions in Society), and it is not what I would have in mind for my daughters nor is it consistent with what they have become, thankfully.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 15, 2006
Stepford Wives in reverse..
You categorize men as club dragging Neolithic misfits, while insulting women as needy, weak, and gutless. Then you expect men to abandon masculinity and become, 'yes dear' mates, as women proceed to gain and enforce empowerment. Then, raising the bar every time the poor guy reaches expectations. I believe a successful relationship is a two way street. A give and take, yin and yang situation. You missed the boat on this one. I predict your marriage will end within four years, as well as other relationships that read your book and take your idealistic one-sided advice.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.