The Decline of Males is a nonsexist brief on behalf of men, and it includes a number of interesting observations. As women play a larger role in public life, men are looking for new ways to be male. "Perhaps the apparent explosion of interest in sports and pornography means that men are trying to find new outlets to express their inherent maleness, which they may feel otherwise obligated to repress," writes Tiger. Several of his proposals are politically naive, but intriguing in how they blend conservative and liberal ideas. Tiger, for example, thinks men should earn higher pay for the children they have during a first marriage, and that unmarried women with children should receive welfare without having to work. The Decline of Males will fascinate some readers and exasperate others, yet all will agree it makes a unique intellectual contribution to the ongoing sex wars. --John J. Miller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Because the fact is that Tiger is not an anti-feminist.
The power they will assume will be too great to ignore and male pride is not anywhere as fragile as women would like to believe in trying to comfort themselves.
It's a hugely important topic and quite well represented by Tiger, but I didn't like this book as much as his book Optimism.
Great study on how males are mistreated in our culture and how/why they don't know what it takes to be a real man.Published on February 9, 2013 by BJD
Precisely three decades after his influential book Men in Groups
described the evolutionary and biological importance of male
bonding, eminent anthropologist Lionel Tiger... Read more
I have wanted to read this for 10 years and finally got around to it. Perhaps not as surprising now as when it was published, but I don't think it is a generally recognized trend... Read morePublished on August 9, 2010 by Harold Forbes
This book was very agonizing to get through. (Particularly on p.12 when he says "Ethically lazy families and schools don't bother to or can't counter the godless rules of the day. Read morePublished on June 19, 2010 by Sheila M. Markey
I do recoment it to anyone . It's interesting and really can show you things from other point of view or even let you know of things that you didn't know .
I like it
'The Decline of Males' is one of those rare books that, if the argument is understood, promises to radically alter your way of looking at the world. Read morePublished on February 2, 2008 by Bruno
I have my students read chapters from this book in my class in Biopolitics. Undergraduate men like it--a Men's Bible so to speak. Read morePublished on August 2, 2007 by Linda C. Strate