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About the Author

Bernard Chapin is a Chicago writer and school psychologist whose work addresses politics, culture, and the relations between the sexes. He is the author of Escape from Gangsta Island: A School?s Progressive Decline.

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  • Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.; 1st edition (September 14, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595443605
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595443604
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,595,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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46 of 57 people found the following review helpful By William A. Mayer on January 28, 2008
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"Women: Theory and Practice" is Bernard Chapin's third work [see our review of his excellent second work, "Escape From Gangsta Island - A School's Progressive Decline" - [...] The book has been long-awaited by the many fans of Chapin's numerous previous columns detailing his views on sexual politics.

Among other things, Chapin is a culture warrior whose observations carry a sense of precision often lacking in other authors who write within that genre. That is perhaps because of his training as a psychologist, but it might just be that he is extraordinarily acute and perceptive.

His current work, as the title suggests is about how the women's revolution especially the radical feminist movement, which has and continues to poison the relationship between men and women. He does this on two levels, one theoretical, in which the intellectual underpinnings of what feminism has come to represent are dissected and then skewered, and the second experiential, illustrating how women constructed along these lines function within a culture that has become outwardly at least, female-centric.

The author carefully demonstrates that the changes that women have undergone, mirror similar changes in society in general, tracing both back to the generational tumult of the 1960s.

Starting with the chapter, "The Fairer Sex" Chapin describes the process whereby women have been transformed into a mythical construct not supportable by either reason or biology, calling it "genitalia mongering," a marketing program which has resulted in non-authentic gender roles and consequently a prodigious amount of misery for both men and women.

Chapin treads on some of the same ground that Roger Kimball has explored, and here I am thinking of his, "Rape of the Masters," however what Mr.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Steven C. Deluca on October 20, 2007
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Bernard Chapins latest book isn't for those who have moved beyond racism, but are still hung up on "gender profiling" where if the same crime is committed by a male or female, it's the male that pays the heavier price. For those who are careful about: racial bigotry, sexism towards women, or Gay or Jew bashing, but still think it's cute to trash men, you may want to start with a different book "Big Sister: How Extreme Feminism Has Betrayed the Fight for Sexual Equality" by Neil Boyd, a feminist man who once headed a sexual harassment tribunal. It took Boyd a long time, evidently, to recognize what Chapin knew intuitively years earlier: we were warned about "Big Brother" when is was "Big Sister" who would end up planting a knife in our backs. "Big Sister" would be a bridge from what you should have known all along, to the more aggessive book "Women: Theory and Practice" a book all young men should read before before dating and marriage.

For those of us who sensed the hatred of men from behind the icy snear of feminist women, despite their assertions that they only wanted laws for themselves that applied to men (without the responsibilities of men of course) or even if you are positive that women are angels and men are pigs, but you are open to balancing out your feminist reading list, then go straight to Chapin's book and buy a copy for a friend for Christmas. (I bought six) Chapin beams us right up to the year 2007 where for the crime of being born with a penis men are bashed weekly by academics, journalists and the courts. Bernard knows that bashing either gender harms both. Until feminist women "get it" about that truth, equality will just be a slogan and the gender war will continue.
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30 of 38 people found the following review helpful By NA Miles on October 9, 2007
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With a mix of candor, wit, meticulous research and a refreshing amount of honesty and introspection, Bernard Chapin thoroughly exposes "feminism" in its modern, radical form. Unlike your local professor or TV news anchor, Chapin did his homework and learned from his experiences---both professional and personal---as well as extensive readings from those on the other side. His agenda is not to castigate nor demean women, but to present them, rightfully, as EQUALS. This is something not often done in today's politically correct world, where women are usually seen as superior and "fairer" beings by the mainstream intelligentsia, among many others. Bernard Chapin's book is a joy to devour, and it should be the hope of all of us that it is read by many scholars as its appeal stretches from sociology, electoral politics and history to psychology and your current work environment.
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Chapin's offers keen insight into the eerily Orwellian modern culture where bashing of men is not only condoned but encouraged, and women are viewed as superior beings. He dismantles the absurd arguments and outright lies of the feminist movement and breaks through the fog and often ridiculous beleifs that have taken hold in the western world. Chapins book is neither conservative nor liberal. Nor does it have a political agenda. It is simply a plea to return to sane debate based on reason rather than emotion and one where the facts matter and the rules of evidence apply.
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35 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Ryan A. Whitaker on November 5, 2007
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I have been eagerly devouring this book and as a 26 year old male in our modern world I have seen the tentacles of the illegitimate feminine "oppression" movement everywhere. Mr. Chapin takes the critical lead on exposing the agenda of those who have a vested interest in maintaining that women are oppressed though the reality and all real evidence points to a contrary conclusion which Mr. Chapin repeatedly points out. His writing and his wits are obviously sharp. He is not hateful or mean spirited, he is intelligent and well reasoned with a sharp mind and fluid pen. A combination that is very threatening to the big lie promoters. His book is an oasis for those of us looking for the truth but cannot seem to find it, and a great read for everyone in general.

This book is well written, well researched, and above all Mr. Chapin's rationales stand up to the onslaught by those employed in the oppression industry, particularly women. Make no mistake, Mr. Chapin likes women, as do most all of us men, but his arguments are logical and founded on reason not emotion. An exciting book and I highly recommend it to anyone who would like to swallow and digest some chunks of truth.
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