Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream - and Why It Matters

Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream - and Why It Matters

by Helen Smith

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ISBN-13: 9781594037627
Publisher: Encounter Books
Publication date: 12/09/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 176,381
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Helen Smith, PhD, is a psychologist specializing in forensic issues and men’s issues in Knoxville, Tennessee. She holds a PhD from the University of Tennessee and master’s degrees from The New School for Social Research and the City University of New York. She has written The Scarred Heart: Understanding and Identifying Kids Who Kill and was writer and executive producer of Six , a documentary about the murder of a family in Tennessee by teens from Kentucky. She has worked with men (as well as women and children) in her private practice for more than twenty years. She has been on numerous television and radio shows including Montel Williams and has appeared on E! Entertainment, Fox News, Discovery, Women’s Entertainment, Biography, Oxygen and The Learning Channel. Smith has written for numerous publications including the Los Angeles Times , The Christian Science Monitor and The Cleveland Plain Dealer. She occasionally hosts a show at PJTV focusing on men’s issues, psychology and politics. She has written on her blog at drhelen.blogspot.com since 2005 on men’s rights, men’s issues and psychology and is now a columnist and blogger at PJ Media. Her blog is at pjmedia.com/drhelen.

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Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream - and Why It Matters 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was amazing. Finally somebody who understands what men are feeling! Why is it okay for women to call men morons or perverts, but since they are women, we are discouraged by society to not fight back simply because they are women. Also an excellent explanation of why men have a good reason for not getting married or for their lack of trying. When all you do is call men stupid or lazy, and that's all they'll ever hear, then pretty soon they'll act like it. But the best thing is, it's not biased at all. Smith narrates you through a way of understanding and acceptance of the situation, and by the end, you actually learn something of a life lesson.(For both sexes)  
COUVMARK More than 1 year ago
The author gives an analysis of the inequality that men are faced with in relationships with women.  This is done with the credibility that only a woman can offer.  Her sugesstions on how men can take more control their lives is especially appreciated.  Her description of GOING GALT is easily recognizable to those of us who have been there.  A great work indeed. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There isn't any organized official strike. That would be an improvement over what's happened. Men and boys have been shamed into inaction, tied in emotional knots, and denied any reason to live. Since the 1970's males have been under constant media, academic, legal, mental, and emotional assaults. Their vary nature has been used against them, while it's also been demonized, ridiculed, and denied. Equality has been used as a tool for denying males any space of their own, any form of male bonding, and any self respect. Equality has also been used to make heterosexuality seem to be nothing but harassment and rape. In other words, males have been subjected to intense discrimination in the name of equality. Chivalry has simultaneously been labelled misogynism, while it's absence is used to show men don't care about women. Men have been treated with outright suspicion while being samaritans. Men are often treated worse for kindness than cruelty. In other words, Feminists have denied everything good and decent about Males. Marriage, that was once a bond between man and woman, has been reduce to virtual slavery - for men. Child support and alimony have been distorted to the point where divorced men are legally conscripted into involuntary service - that's slavery in every way except name. All that combined with Feminist Double Standards, Misandric Attitudes, and Double Speak has Males lost and running for cover. To sum up: This book is a Powerful Warning to males who are naive enough to think they're safe in a Feminist Age. It's a priceless tool for Females who want to help Abused Males. It's also a Powerful warning to Misandrists who, in their ignorance or arrogance, don't realize how far passed too far Males have been pushed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This should be required reading for every adult man in America! Well done.
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GolfGuySF More than 1 year ago
I was familiar with the problem of misandry in general and the plight of boys in elementary schools, but I was taken aback by the serious problems faced by some men in the area of paternity fraud. Ms. Smith covers this and other areas where the legal system has abandoned the rights of men when it comes to gender conflicts. The problem and the possible areas of influencing changes are touched on in this too-short book. She does have an extensive list of recommended reading and notes which will serve to augment this excellent introduction to the issue. As a grandfather of boys, I want to be fighting ready for the uphill battles on the horizon. Hard to believe this has been brewing for over forty years.
mermao More than 1 year ago
This book is on a very important subject, but a bit too short and anecdotal. Lack of sufficient statistical back-up and analysis may lead some to dismiss this effort. What the author writes is good, but much more is needed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A realistic presentation of a pervasive and insidious phenomena in society. Dr. Smith manages to bring forth the problems without blaming women or men, but rather the societal force that continues to devalue men. Ancient studies on Ephesus reveal a similar failure, which brought about eventual collapse. Interesting to see it develop during our lifetime...
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Finally a book by a woman who loves men!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People who hated this book didn't hate it because what it says is wrong or nonfactual. They hated it because it lays bare the truth about the terrible state of basic human rights and dignity for men and boys in the modern world.
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If a man gets a woman pregnant he is just as responsible for the baby and the financial support of that baby as she is. I don't have much sympathy for men who don't want to support children they help create. "Reproductive Rights for men?" Especially if a woman is iffy about abortion or doesn't believe in abortion at all if she gets pregnant whether married or unmarried she has a right togive birth to that baby and have the father help support it. Once you have sex you have acknowledged that a pregnancy may result. If you don't want a baby don't whine, have a vasectomy or just don't have sex at all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that the Men on Strike book is very good and definitely rings true to me. But the "Original Men on Strike" book which came out a year earlier than this book is entitled "THE BACHELOR'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY!" which also states that men are on strike but goes into deeper depths about how men are now embracing the newly found American Bachelor lifestyle! This is an Awesome Book! Every man in America needs to read THE BACHELOR'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY! written by Larry 'Von Lars' Wehunt.
clifffrombrooklyn More than 1 year ago
Helen Smith has great insights into what is happening and why it is happening.