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Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream - and Why It Matters Hardcover – June 4, 2013
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In 2005 Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers spoke at a conference on women and other minorities in the science and engineering workforce. Summers said that POSSIBLE explanations for the underrepresentation of women in the upper echelons of these professions MIGHT include upbringing, genetics, and time spent on child rearing. He clearly stated that he made these comments to be provocative. Listening to the presentation, MIT biologist Nancy Hopkins said, "I felt I was going to be sick. My heart was pounding and my breath was shallow. I was extremely upset." She wasn't the only one. A firestorm of male and female outrage engulfed Harvard for months.
Has any man out there ever felt sick when he saw a portrayal of us as perverts, predators, and goofballs? Have our hearts started pounding and our breathing become shallow? Now, just imagine if you could press a button and instantly change all those thousands of commercials from women calling their husbands idiots to men telling their wives to calm down, grow up, and stop being so stupid. Pause and think of the global hysteria.Read more ›
I'm one of the many `on strike', which is wise considering the potential consequences and all that I might come up against in today's legal and economic climate. I'm well educated, have a great career, my own home, yada...yada...yada. No way am I betting all that on the flip of a coin. I can't even fathom how families with children handle divorce. Must be the most soul crushing thing in life for all involved. I consider what I'm doing to be identical to what women have done over the past 40+ years. I'm opting out of the traditional way of life.
This is an 'early an age as they can handle it' must read for all males. This book should be the start of a men's studies course in college. Just imagine the talk after that school paper announcement! HA!
The other day, a friend of mine told me that his girlfriend dialed 911 during an argument. I was rendered speechless. A chill ran down my spine. It is painfully simple to ruin someone's life with a phone call these days.
We are well past the era of discrimination against women but you would not know it from the newspapers or TV or academia. Dr Smith recounts her experience, not only from her practice as a clinical psychologist, but from interviewing men in the environs where they lurk and by e-mail and in comments on her blog. After reading her book, I would say, without getting into detail, that I see many examples from my own life.
She begins with a chapter on why men seem to be avoiding marriage. Here she interviews young men who are members of several subsets, including "gamers" and men at gyms and in bars. A lot of this is related to the sexual revolution in which men can get sex without marriage. When I was a college student, that was rare and men and women tended to marry earlier in life.Read more ›
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I believe that the conclusions of the book are true, but unfortunately, I don't think that Helen Smith argued the case effectively. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Kirin
Men respond to incentives. They react. This book explains America and men the way it is truthfully. I especially love the authors reviews of other authors books on men.Published 27 days ago by Kindle Customer
If someone is looking for information on the kind of issues men face in society they may find this book quite interesting, if they are looking for high quality research and a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by LW
I am a 35 year old professional and self-reliant heterosexual single man who has never committed to a woman in marriage and childrearing before. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brent
This comports with my conversations with many people. Indeed, many more women these days do hate men and see them primarily as serving a purpose: a cash cow, a father for the kids... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer