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All this is to say that _Stiffed_ is a flawed book, but it is one of the best flawed books I've read.
Men's complaints about excesses of feminism that lead to an unbalanced society and special privileges for women rather than equality is simply a backlash.
At the end of the day, I really don't know what -- if anything -- about men as a gender that she likes.
The author is a Feminist liberal whose understanding of men is a bit off. This book is way too long; she could have said everything she said in half as many pages. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ernie
Faludi provides an eloquent analysis of where we are (circa the turn to the 21st century) in terms of gender issues, with a particular focus on masculinity and its challenges. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Susan Falludi writes in a precise, clear style and offers profound insights. She is a well-renown feminist, and her take on the struggles men face is incisive and compassionate. Read morePublished 7 months ago by B. Kuhl
I found this book to reveal a modern day history of our male population that I had not been as aware of as I should have been. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Molly Bee
As I read Susan Faludi's ("Backlash") depressing opus about the "crisis" in American manhood, I kept changing my opinion of its author. Read morePublished on January 25, 2012 by Grouchy Editor
I found this book in a 'give away' pile at a local used book store. The author (a staunch feminist) traveled across the United States and managed to interview some of the lowest... Read morePublished on July 20, 2011 by Reviewer82
This book is nothing more than hubris disguised as empathy towards men. Faludi, in keeping with the vast literature trove of feminist misandry, doesn't really care about the male... Read morePublished on May 8, 2011 by Dennis
Sauldi does an lot of generalizing about an interesting subject. Her thesis will be highly useful for a subset of male culture and therefore can be a good place to get insights for... Read morePublished on January 4, 2011 by inquiringmind
Faludi begins by telling us her research began with "an assumption both under-examined and dubious: that the male crisis in America was caused by something they were doing,... Read morePublished on November 20, 2008 by Doug