Parker quickly says that two of the women were totally justified for being there and then goes on to basically belittle the other two women and their stories because the men discussed in those cases were not physically violent. Supported by research based evidence and opinions of a cross-section of society, she makes a case for rejecting radical feminism and adopting rational feminism instead, a world view that appreciates and accepts innate gender difference and is willing to carve out societal roles that are more in tune with it without the need to assert supremacy of one over the other and get into eternal unwinnable gender wars. She has a very blunt and in-your-face writing style, but what she said really resonated with me. Mencken Writing Award winner, she frequently appears on radio talk shows and is a regular guest on The Chris Matthews Show. She also discusses an orientation program for college freshmen about drinking, partying, and date rape. If you relentlessly portrayed any ethnic or minority group in such a biased way, you'd be pilloried on air. In Dowd's world, men might be headed toward practical extinction.
Feminism has gone so far as to render men nearly irrelevant, popular culture belittles them as stupid and clueless, and then people complain there's no chivalry any more. An acceptable male model now is more likely to be of the David Beckham variety, wearing more make-up than the missus, hairless, perfumed, varnished, emasculated by his bossy wife and perhaps fond of wearing her undies. Parker's foray into the evils of feminism, affirmative action, and the consequences of the sexual revolution is laced with woman-hating opinions and vocabulary. Judging by a plethora of recent magazine articles, books and even presidential campaign speeches, this may be true. As western men struggle with the idea of what it is to be a man in today's world, Ms Parker paints a clear picture that shows the poor state of modern gender relations and explains how we got here.
Very thought provoking and clearly written. The real losers, should we continue on our present course, are not just grown men and women but our children. So the fact that I like her book is no surprise and you should probably get an unbiased opinion before adding this to your to-read list. Even famed feminist Germaine Greer, as Parker notes, admitted that the sexual revolution was a lie. So where does this leave men? I'll go see what that noise is'--I'll reconsider.
Should these women who are bravely speaking out so others can get help in their mentally or emotionally abusive relationships be reviled by Parker? As a correspondent reporting from the front lines, Kathleen Parker writes with an appropriate mixture of amusement and amazement about the galloping nonsense currently said about the subject of sex. They are the ones who overdo masculinity afterward, posturing and sometimes pushing others around. I don't hold this too much against her though, because that's how I'd end up writing a book too if I ever did. This trend puts men on the path to extinction, and for some women, that is a good thing. She argues that the feminist movement veered off course from its original aim of helping women achieve equality and ended up making enemies of men.
Kathleen Parker indentifies the problems that b I read this book pretty quickly, but there wasn't too much new information for me as I've read Christina Hoff Sommers's The War Against Boys and more recently, I've read Leonard Sax's Boys Adrift. As wretched as porn can be and if you have doubts, read Chris Hedges' Empire of Illusion , the fact that it hurts men is somewhat tangential. All those lessons about men drafting the U. To claim, as the author does, that men and women can co-exist in the modern world with many shared responsibilities, but still acknowledge their differences remains an open question, especially considering the challenges Ms. Kathleen Parker is married and has three sons. In one particular space she argues that men should be exempt from child support payments as long as they have no say on abortion. Mencken Writing Award presented by the Baltimore Sun.
Exploring our burgeoning culture of permissiveness and the impact of anti-male attitudes on families and relationships, Kathleen Parker tackles some of the more taboo subjects in today's sexual politics and culture wars that will have America talking about saving the males. Do they deserve it for being. Is there some charity organization we should send money to, to help this endangered species? I look at my two little boys and wonder if I'm to buy into the full feminist mantra - at what point to these y-chromosome carriers transition into my mortal enemy. . By engaging men's nobility and recognising their unique talents, we all benefit. And if the child is born of a normal sexual encounter, the consequences for men can be equally dire, as they have no rights, only duties.
As well as this, Parker often starts out with a generalized point, and makes an emot An irredeemable opinion piece on the negatives of feminism and cultural masculinity. Parker was the 1993 winner of the H. Kathleen Parker holds a master's degree in Spanish from Florida State University, and is writer in residence at the Buckley School of Public Speaking in Camden, S. Most of the book is just aimless rambling. The book also failed to accomplish it's chief goal. But in the real world it wasn't enough that we demanded they be more like us, we superior human beings. With piercing wit and perceptive analysis, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Kathleen Parker explores how men, maleness, and fatherhood have been under siege in American culture for decades.
Most of the book is just aimless rambling. As western men struggle with the idea of what it is to be a man in today's world, Ms Parker paints a clear picture that shows the poor state of modern gender relations and explains how we got here. The first section I read was one of the last chapters titled: sex, lies, and bunker blunders. There is inequality between the sexes. Anyway, I found the book generally not so interesting. In 2005, 133 women graduated from college in the U.