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Hating Women: America's Hostile Campaign Against the Fairer Sex [NOOK Book]

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From the author of the internationally bestselling Kosher Sex. A wake-up call about the growing trend of misogyny in our culture-as evidenced by the flood of reality TV shows, ads, and lyrics that portray women as brainless bimbos, or worse

Shmuley Boteach, the social commentator and outspoken relationship guru, shares his grave concerns about our society's growing contempt for women. Turn on the television: Reality TV shows such as The Bachelor, For Love or Money, and Average ...

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Overview

From the author of the internationally bestselling Kosher Sex. A wake-up call about the growing trend of misogyny in our culture-as evidenced by the flood of reality TV shows, ads, and lyrics that portray women as brainless bimbos, or worse

Shmuley Boteach, the social commentator and outspoken relationship guru, shares his grave concerns about our society's growing contempt for women. Turn on the television: Reality TV shows such as The Bachelor, For Love or Money, and Average Joe boost their ratings by showing attractive women in competition for one man, one man's money, or both. On a "quest for true love," these women quickly devolve into a pit of vipers-and millions of Americans tune in each week for more. During commercial breaks, women are objectified to sell beer, cars, and every other product under the sun. Flip on the radio: Women are bitches, hos, and gold diggers, at least if you listen to the rap lyrics pumping out into our mass consciousness. And female pop stars like Britney and Madonna, says Boteach, have pushed the envelope past provocative and into the downright pornographic. 'Tween girls across the country follow their lead, and standards for how women should be treated plummet.

Perhaps one of the most troubling aspects of this trend, he says, is women's complicity in their own degradation. Either they've become resigned to base stereotypes, or worse, they've bought into these mass market values (hence the deluge of shows like The Swan and Extreme Makeover, on which female contestants insist they need a new nose, teeth, or boobs to feel a positive sense of self-esteem). "There are strong consequences," writes Boteach, "in a world where men have no respect for women and women have no respect for themselves."

Greedy gold diggers, brainless bimbos, publicity prostitutes, and backstabbing bitches-are these the stereotypes we want our sons and daughters bombarded by as they grow up? Hating Women offers a vision of how we can correct this downward spiral-along with a strong argument for why we absolutely must.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061744945
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 882,037
  • File size: 689 KB

Meet the Author

Shmuley Boteach

Shmuley Boteach is host of the daily national radio program The Rabbi Shmuley Show on Oprah & Friends and Sirius XM Satellite Radio and host of the award-winning national television show Shalom in the Home on TLC. He is also the international bestselling author of twenty books, including the New York Times bestselling Kosher Sex and Ten Conversations You Need to Have with Your Children. In 2007, Boteach was labeled "a cultural phenomenon" and "the most famous rabbi in America" by Newsweek, and was also named one of the ten most influential rabbis in America. He has been profiled in many of the world's leading publications, including Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, London Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and Washington Post. Shmuley and his wife, Debbie, have nine children.

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Table of Contents

1 Fall of the feminist dream 1
2 Waking up from the misogynistic nightmare 15
3 In a world without ladies, there cannot be gentlemen 29
4 Veneration for women in times gone by 41
5 Disrespecting women is the principle cause of the world's devolution 51
6 The line and the circle : the masculine and feminine energies 61
7 An unequal equality 79
8 The fall of Eve 87
9 Women behaving like men 95
10 The portrayal of women as the walking male orgasm 99
11 Gentlemen prefer bimbos 105
12 The musical "axis of evil" 109
13 Becoming famous by becoming naked 121
14 The wide world of sports 133
15 A world of veiled women - Islam 137
16 Women as nature's system of checks and balances 147
17 The assault on ugly and fat women 153
18 A crisis in manhood 171
19 Husbands have lost awe and reverence for their wives 177
20 Turning your wife into the cleaner 181
21 Fat wives have their husbands to blame 191
22 Four foul archetypes of women - four vulgar archetypes of men 197
23 Becoming lesbians to get away from men 207
24 Rise of the platonic lesbian 213
25 The new manly woman 217
26 Women as healers 229
27 Losing the healing force 235
28 Gay men as the world's last nurturers 239
29 Chivalry : an acknowledgment of the sanctity of women 243
30 Broadening the pedestal : learning to be successful without being ruthless 251
31 A casual sex freeze-out 257
32 The twenty-first century lady : a full brain versus a well-poised cranium 263
33 Where is Dad? 269
34 Education edification - taking the sex out of schooling 275
35 A more mysterious society 279
36 Can men respect women in the office if they are conditioned to be perverts outside it? 283
37 Young girls should have healthier outlets than shopping 287
38 Marriage is not "sex on tap" or legalized prostitution 293
39 Younger women should refrain from dating much older men 303
40 Women should frown on shallow exhibitionists - not defend them 305
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2006

    This guy says what I have preached for years...

    I just finished 'Hating Women: America's Hostile Campaign Against the Fairer Sex' by Schmuley Boteach. The book was very readable and contemporary. Schmuley lays out what I have been preaching for years, that most American men of today have no clue as to how to treat a lady, if they come across one, and that they really are basically pond scum out looking for the next fish to spawn. Misogyny, or the hatred of women, is a new term for me. Apparently it's been around for awhile, at least since the age of my dictionary or 1978. Schmuley lays it out in no uncertain terms that women have complete control of their bodies and should be exercising this control by closing their legs and opening their minds. To quote Schmuley's #1 suggestion, 'Women should stop sleeping with unworthy men'. By this action alone, men will be forced to work harder for a potential relationship and women will be able to re-enforce commitment/s to the relationship and family. In total, Schmuley offers 11 suggestions that should be employed to bring women back into control of the current crisis that has not only beset America, but a good portion of the world, including islamic countries who oppress and despise women. I like that he pushes courting, rather than dating as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2005

    SO TRUE

    A great book feminists and traditionalists alike can appreciate and understand. Frustrating and true at the same time--the author tells it like it is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2010

    Read Backlash instead

    Susan Faludi did it better. I appreciate Boteach's effort, and maybe his book would be more relatable for religious people who are scared of feminists, but that's a problem in and of itself.

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  • Posted January 7, 2010

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    I was initially excited about the title as I thought that it might provide insight into current barriers and problem areas regarding inter-gender communications. On its face, the book offers to examine gender issues and the ways in which women are subjugated and objectified. As I trudged through the reading, I found out that the author (Schmuley Boteach) isn't as concerned with gender issues as he is with attempting to preserve his own lifestyle by attempting to grant it some form of moral superiority (while openly condemning the secular world).

    Boteach's writing clearly lacks a valuable female perspective. Throughout Hating Women he presents little more than his own opinion. The ideas are not cited or supported by any references to analytical literature and in some instances Boteach goes so far as to use the book as a marketing platform for his other titles. I don't mean to discredit Boteach's opinion, clearly it has value as does anyone's, but relying so heavily on his own ideas distracts from his credibility.

    There are elements of truth peppered throughout the book and I'd be lying if I said it didn't force me to challenge some of my own preconceptions with regard to gender relations. Hating Women simply wasn't the book for me. I was hoping for something that was more deeply analytical, something that objectively weighed opposing viewpoints, and something that genuinely made me a more well-read person on the topic. What I got was a book written by an individual who is revered as a "talking head" on relationship issues and a book that was very much dedicated to a styling indicative of the crisis setting that he is accustomed to conversing in.

    If you are looking to better understand communications and what can pose limitations in inter-gender communications, this isn't your book. If you are looking to understand some of the secularist vs. traditionalist debate when it comes to gender, you might find this book of more value. Don't expect to walk away with information on more complex gender issues (homosexuality or gender as a social construct), it's simply not there. Hating Women focuses largely on romantic relationships and the social norms that the author finds to be devolving.

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