The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy 3rd Edition, Kindle Edition
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This is a great book. It is the kind of book you want as madatory reading in social studies in school. Yes, it is a bit repetetive (especially if you are not reading your first book in this area) but never really redundant. but it gives you deep insights not just in the system but it sheds light on issues almost every heterosexual couple seems to be struggling with on some front. and it doesn't do what most book about couple's issues these days suggest (which is baiscally for the lady to either *make* him see the light or walk) it rats out the real culprit without blaming one side but at the same time squary placing the responsibilty for change on the side which benefits most from tha system.
not a small feat IMO.
At some point, if you are woman, you will get angry as a number of your suspicions get confirmed. YOu will become angry as you see your father and husband colluding to keep you in your place. BUt you will also be able to see past that behaviour wnd not truly BLAME them for it.If you are a man, I suppose this isn't a comfortable read either. BUt while Mr. Johnson is telling you to change he manages to never blame you for teh history.
I was really amazed by his *proposition* on how we need to adress the issue. He gives a couple of very specific suggestions on what to do. He assures us that the big leaps come over generations and that they are coming. But in teh end he dares us to REALLY look. To see what this system is, how it objectivies humans and devalues your mothers, wifes, sisters and friends and he dares you to see and NOT change, because That is what you will do, once you have seen how this works