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Posted June 28, 2006
Feminism back for more punishment
After 40 years of feminism, being a man in the midst of it all, I know the pendulum must be set to swing the other way, and about time too. Unfortunate, but in a way also expected sums up my initial reaction to this book. I mean who really expected some of these hard core feminists to ever stop pushing for more and more and more, no matter how much more equality they recieved than men. They could never acknowledge that even the average woman already has far more power, far less responsibility, and many many more options and choices for their lives than any but the most fortunate and wealthy men. To do so would let the rest of the air out of their balloons, and deprive them of firing up yet another generation of women to spend their lives battling men to be men. And thats really the point isn't it? Men can never have the benefits of being a woman, nor are they seeking to, so why should they open their arms to embrace giving every thing that makes being a man special, every thing they have to a group of women who only want to use men's benefits to further marginalize and dominate men for how many more decades, and they will never be satisfied even then. In a time when even one bi-sexual N.O.W. alumni was forced to leave because she just could not handle the just plain hatred flowing from her comrades in arms toward men generally, certainly more cooperation from men with those who would emasculate them is going to be hard to come by. This is precisely what Ms. Estrich feins to be perplexed about. Why are the men not cooperating more? She just can not put her finger on it. As usual you cannot expect honesty from a woman when it comes to any subject touching on male female relations. Their task is to obfuscate and parry. It would be completely out of character to expect Ms. Estrich to display any logic when discussing anything other than why women should continue the struggle, even though they more than won equality long ago. In their eyes, they have to take everything men have to have real equality, and keep all the benefits they have at the same time as well. It became crystal clear for this writer during the debate for the equal rights amendment. Women and womens rights groups paid lip service only, and did not really support it precisely because it would have given women true equality with men. What on earth would they want that for? I see it too every day when driving to work. I see the women driving like those crazy guys who are late for an appointment, blowing their horns at people, making hand gestures when traffic backs up, and I sit back, smile, and quietly say to them without their hearing, how do you like being a man? A great book for Hillary to keep by her bedside, or if you can't wait for another 20 years of battle of the sexes. For the rest of us, after seeing how this battle has just screwed things up between the sexes even more than I ever imagined possible, lets prove to Ms. Estrich that this time we really mean it when we say feminism is dead, just give your money to someone else. Al WagnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 29, 2006
More and more of the same
Women need to have more of what men have in order to have equality. Only don't ask them to give up any of their own feminine powers or accept any responsibilities that they don't want, says Ms. Estrich, a woman who has already enjoyed more of what is considered to be mens perogitives than 98% of all men ever get to experience. Lets send Ms. Estrich a message, the feminine revolution is over, by not buying her boring, repetitive, whining tome. Al WagnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.