Is There Anything Good About Men?: How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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"[Baumeister] does make the fascinating point that men operate at the extremes, socially and biologically." --Bitch


'Male readers may find some solace in Roy F. Baumeister's "Is There Anything Good About Men?" Mr. Baumeister is less concerned about the wimpification of modern man than about the degree to which men have been historically "exploited." The very cultures that men have built, he says, have considered
males more expendable than women... But men, Mr. Baumeister says, are often taken for granted and denigrated as the bane of female existence, with some gender activist insisting that women would be better off without them. In a feisty rejoinder, Mr. Baumeister says that "'if women really would have
been happier without men, they would have set up shop on their own long ago."
--Dave Shiflett, Wall Street Journal


"Read this if you're open to a thought-provoking take on so-called battle of the sexes. Packed with counterintuitive but convincing points, the book will reshape how you think about sexism, feminism, and gender differences." Andrea Bartz, Psychology Todayl


"There are some interesting arguments concerning marriage, procreation, and the creation of culture that students and professionals in the field of evolutionary psychology probably
would be interested in discussing further." -- Elin Weiss, Sex Roles


--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author


Roy F. Baumeister is the Eppes Eminent Professor of Psychology and head of the social psychology graduate program at Florida State University. The Institute for Scientific Information lists him among the handful of most cited (most influential) psychologists in the world. He is the co-editor, with
John Baer and James Kaufman, of Are We Free? Psychology and Free Will and The Cultural Animal: Human Nature, Meaning, and Social Life.
--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B003WT26I0
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Oxford University Press; 1st edition (August 12, 2010)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 12, 2010
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1150 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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Baumeister provides the behavioural psychological data which elucidates what it means to be male. He then shows how these traits play out in society at large.

This books answers questions like:
Why do men choose more dangerous jobs?
Why do men choose higher paying careers?
Why are men disproportionately the victims of violent crime and domestic abuse?
What is the net benefit to society provided by men?
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5.0 out of 5 stars There's plenty good about men
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