Males will find this a powerful volume. Kipnis, a psychotherapist who serves as the co-director of California's Pangaea Institute for Gender Studies, disapprovingly examines the treatment given male infants, children and adolescents, chastising society for forcing them to measure themselves by the standards of heroes. Although in near accord with the aims of groups like NOW, he also makes telling arguments that some feminists are motivated primarily by hatred of men, and shows how males are discriminated against in such matters as divorce, child custody, sentencing for crimes, etc. The author presents 12 tasks for men--for example, "to build male community and begin healing the wounds between the sexes"--and urges them to stand up for their social and political rights. More didactic than Iron John (although strongly influenced by the Robert Bly work), this is perhaps a more helpful guide for what Kipnis calls "the wounded male."
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A fresh vision that points the way for a new male psychology. -- from foreword by Robert A. Johnson
Kipnis' elegant portraits of men offer poignant support for his claims. -- Los Angeles Times
Thoughtful and provocative. -- San Francisco Chronicle
I was turned onto this book through a radio program and it does not disappoint. The book arrived in good condition as promised and arrived on time. Read morePublished on September 3, 2011 by ShoeLover