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Women: Theory and Practice 1st Edition
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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.Read more ›
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.
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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Bought Man Going His Own Way by the Author and it was a really good read.
No doubt that this will be a similar experience.
To begin with, empathy requires one to speak to all "sides" and "voices", and so forth. So here goes:
"That's NOT funny!"
Could have edited the content better to clear some spelling errors. I like the penetrating analysis and the plethora of salient points made from everyone's favorite iconoclast.Published on October 18, 2013 by Ian
The book has some amusing anecdotes about Bernard's dating life. There were parts that made for an amusing human interest story. Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by Jaric Fontaine
With the exception of a few instances, things flowed well and Bernard told good stories. A few parts needed some cleaning up with the help of maybe a staunch and critical editor,... Read morePublished on February 22, 2013 by newscientist
Great Book. I wish that it was available on Kindle, but I read it on Nook. If you have a Kindle Fire, you can look around the internet to see how to load the Nook app. Read morePublished on January 4, 2012 by John F. Bell
I loved this book. I found I had difficulty getting into it, at first, but once you're in, you're surfing a wave of realistic criticism of society's female-biased, double... Read morePublished on December 18, 2011 by Coldfire1k
If you enjoy, "Chapin's Inferno: A wandering cauldron of politically incorrect commentary" on youtube, you'll enjoy this book. Read morePublished on April 27, 2010 by Ninjaz1000