The Manipulated Man

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Esther Vilar's classic polemic about the relationship between the sexes caused a sensation. Vilar's perceptive and often very funny look at the battle between the sexes has earned her death threats. But Vilar's intention is not misogynous: she maintains that only if women and men look at their place in society with honesty, will there be any hope for change.

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Overview

Esther Vilar's classic polemic about the relationship between the sexes caused a sensation. Vilar's perceptive and often very funny look at the battle between the sexes has earned her death threats. But Vilar's intention is not misogynous: she maintains that only if women and men look at their place in society with honesty, will there be any hope for change.

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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
No one escapes her icy scrutiny.
The London Times
Extraordinary... A vigorous answer to Women's Lib.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374202026
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 1/1/1972
  • Pages: 184

Meet the Author

Apart from her world-famous trilogy about the relationship between the sexes, Esther Vilar has written numerous other books and is also a celebrated playwright.
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Table of Contents

1 Author's Introduction 2 The Slave's happiness 3 What is man? 4 What is woman? 5 A woman’s horizon 6 The fair sex 7 The universe is male 8 Her stupidity makes woman divine 9 Breaking them in 10 Manipulation by means of self-abasement 11 A dictionary 12 Women have no feelings 13 Sex as reward 14 The female libido 15 Manipulation through bluff 16 Commercialised prayers 17 Self-conditioning 18 Children as hostages 19 Women’s vices 20 The mask of femininity 21 The business world as a hunting ground 22 The “emancipated” female 23 Women’s liberation 24 What is love?
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