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  • Posted May 12, 2010

    Wow

    This book was so informative, I learned so much. This book details the cultural perceptions/roles of women throughout history. The author did an amazing job making this book so easy to read, so enjoyable. I could not put it down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2009

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    Subject Fitting for Today's World

    Today's political scandals feed right into the prejudice of female inferiority. Males, especially leaders, are expected to have all the answers to everything simply because they are masculine. That is a tremendous responsibility that carries with it an ability to think mistakes can be explained away easily and without recourse.

    Females do not have that option. We are very aware of our inability to bluster our way through a sex scandal by saying "I made a mistake." The level of tolerance for women's mistakes is at the bottom of the scale and we women know it.

    Males are socialized to believe the rules do not apply to them but women know that the rules do apply to the "inferior" sex. As Holland points out, misogyny rests on the belief that women violate the moral order of the world. When so many male elected officials are castigated for sexual roaming, it appears that it is males who violate the moral order of the world. But then again, Holland reminds us of Eve's temptation and Pandora's box. Females brought it on according to ancient philosophers and theologians and we women are still guilty 3,000 years later.

    What a tremendous book Jack Holland has written. It should be a part of every woman's collection, along with The Secret History of Weeds: What Women Need To Know About Their History.

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