Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?: A Debate

Paperback | September 19, 2007

byWarren Farrell, James P. Sterba

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Does feminism give a much-needed voice to women in a patriarchal world? Or is the world not really patriarchal? Has feminism begun to level the playing field in a world in which women are more often paid less at work and abused at home? Or are women paid equally for the same work and notabused more at home? Does feminism support equality in education and in the military, or does it discriminate against men by ignoring such issues as male-only draft registration and boys lagging behind in school? The only book of its kind, this volume offers a sharp, lively, and provocative debate on the impact of feminism on men. Warren Farrell--an international best-selling author and leader in both the early women's and current men's movements--praises feminism for opening options for women butcriticizes it for demonizing men, distorting data, and undervaluing the family. In response, James P. Sterba--an acclaimed philosopher and ardent advocate of feminism--maintains that the feminist movement gives a long-neglected voice to women in a male-dominated world and that men are not anoppressed gender in today's America. Their wide-ranging debate covers personal issues, from love, sex, dating, and rape to domestic violence, divorce, and child custody. Farrell and Sterba also look through their contrasting lenses at systemic issues, from the school system to the criminal justicesystem; from the media to the military; and from health care to the workplace. A perfect book to get students thinking and debating, Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men? A Debate is ideal for courses in gender studies, sociology, psychology, economics, feminist philosophy, and contemporary moral issues. It is also compelling reading for anyone interested in the futureof men and women.

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Does feminism give a much-needed voice to women in a patriarchal world? Or is the world not really patriarchal? Has feminism begun to level the playing field in a world in which women are more often paid less at work and abused at home? Or are women paid equally for the same work and notabused more at home? Does feminism support equali...

James P. Sterba is a Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 5.39 × 8.11 × 0.98 inPublished:September 19, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195312836

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Table of Contents

IntroductionI. Do We Need Men's Studies...History Is Men's Studies, Right?II. Do Men Have the Power?III. What the All-Male Draft and the Combat Exclusion of Women Tell Us About Men, Women and FeminismIV. Why Do Men Die Sooner and Whose Health is Being Neglected?V. Domestic Violence: Who is Doing the Battering and What's the Solution?VI. The Politics and Psychology of Rape, Sex, and LoveVI. Does the Criminal Justice System Discriminate Against Men?VIII. Why Men Earn More: Discrimination? Choices?IX. Are Women Doing Two Jobs While Men Do One?X. Marriage, Divorce, and Child CustodyXI. Does Popular Culture Discriminate Against Men?XII. Are Schools Biased Against Women? Or Men?XIII. The Future of Feminism and Men

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"Farrell contributes countless concrete examples, so that it is easy for the reader to understand his points. Sterba contributes a model of philosophical argumentation in action in the real world."--Alison Jaggar, University of Colorado at Boulder