Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?: A Debate / Edition 1

Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?: A Debate / Edition 1

by Warren Farrell (with Steven Svoboda), James P. Sterba
     
 

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

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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's 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195312836
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/10/2007
Series:
Oxford Point/Counterpoint Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
802,414
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
PART 1. DOES FEMINISM DISCRIMINATE AGAINST MEN? by Warren Farrell
1. Do We Need Men's Studies? History Is Men's Studies, Right?
2. Do Men Have the Power?
3. What the All-Male Draft and the Combat Exclusion of Women Tell Us About Men, Women, and Feminism
4. Why Do Men Die Sooner, and Whose Health is Being Neglected?
5. Domestic Violence: Who Is Doing the Battering, and What's the Solution?
6. The Politics and Psychology of Rape, Sex, and Love
7. Does the Criminal Justice System Discriminate Against Men?
8. Why Men Earn More: Discrimination? Choices?
9. Are Women Doing Two Jobs While Men Do One?
10. Marriage, Divorce, and Child Custody
11. Does Popular Culture Discriminate Against Men?
12. Are Schools Biased Against Girls? Or Boys?
13. The Future of Feminism and Men
PART 2. DOES FEMINISM DISCRIMINATE AGAINST MEN? by James P. Sterba
1. Do We Need Men's Studies—Or Is History Men's Studies?
2. Do Men Have the Power—And If So, Would They Want to Change?
3. What the All-Male Draft and the Combat Exclusion of Women Tell Us About Men, Women, and Feminism
4. Why Do Men Die Sooner, and Whose Health Is Being Neglected?
5. Domestic Violence: Who Is Doing the Battering, and What's the Solution?
6. Rape, Date Rape: How Should We Respond?
7. Is the Criminal Justice System Sexist?
8. Why Men Earn More: Discrimination? Choices?
9. Are Women Doing Two Jobs While Men Do One?
10. Marriage, Divorce, and Child Custody
11. Do Popular Culture and the Media Discriminate Against Men?
12. Are Schools Biased Against Women? Or Men?
13. The Future of Feminism and Men
Selected Bibliography
Index

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