Women, Men, and the Whole Damn Thing: Feminism, Misogyny, and Where We Go From Here

Women, Men, and the Whole Damn Thing: Feminism, Misogyny, and Where We Go From Here

by David Leser
Women, Men, and the Whole Damn Thing: Feminism, Misogyny, and Where We Go From Here

Women, Men, and the Whole Damn Thing: Feminism, Misogyny, and Where We Go From Here

by David Leser

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Overview

A brilliant, impassioned, unflinching account of the firestorm of #MeToo, how we got there, and where we must now go.

In Women, Men, and the Whole Damn Thing, author David Leser presents an essential and incisive investigation, unearthing the roots of misogyny, its inextricable links to the patriarchy, and how history brought us to the #MeToo movement and the wave of incandescent female rage that is sweeping the world. Crucially, he also interrogates his own psyche, privilege, and culpability as he bears witness to the “collective wound of the world” and asks how we can move towards healing and profound and permanent change.

This book calls on men (yes, all men) to be accountable for their contribution to the continuing oppression of women by the patriarchal structures that have dominated our culture historically and through to the present. He argues that misogyny and female oppression is the greatest moral issue of our times and we are all responsible for dismantling the structures which cause such oppression. This book is his journey into how to grapple with both the personal and collective aftermath of #MeToo and the new future.

Including interviews with Tina Brown, Zainab Salbi, Marlene Schiappa, and Helen Garner, among other globally recognized names, Women, Men, and the Whole Damn Thing is a bold, honest, and self-searching global overview of the cultural moment of misogyny that we exist in and, perhaps, a way to move forward.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643136288
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 01/05/2021
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,103,459
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

David Leser is an Australian journalist, author, public interviewer, and writing mentor. A former Middle East and North American correspondent, he has been a journalist for 40 years and become widely known in Australia for his in-depth profiles and stories on social and political issues.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction xiii

1 Of all the wild animals 1

2 Desire and hatred 16

3 When God was a woman 31

4 Sex, lies and videotape 47

5 Not okay? Me too 60

6 The hunting ground 77

7 La grande cause 85

8 Here, there and everywhere 97

9 Augustine confessions 119

10 The man box 134

11 Hammer blows 148

12 Brick by hurtful brick 161

13 In the shadows of Saddam 176

14 The grey zone 192

15 Tabula rasa 211

16 Vigilante justice 232

17 Voyage around my father 253

18 India's daughter 266

19 Tenderly, gently 280

Acknowledgements 295

References 298

Index 302

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