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We’ve been duped.

We were raised to think we could have it all. In college we were told that men weren’t necessary. Pop culture told us that careernot familycame first. The idea of being a stay-at-home mom was for losers. And yet are we happier than our mothers or grandmothers, who grew up before women were "liberated" by the sexual revolution? For many women, the answer is
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Published March 1st 2006 by Regnery Press (first published January 1st 2006)
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Sawsan
Apr 28, 2016 Sawsan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
الكتاب متوازن جدا, لتوضيح انه ليس كل ما تدعو إليه منظمات الحركة النسوية في أي قضية من القضايا التي تخص المرأة بيكون صحيح أو مناسب لكل النساء في الواقع
وتصحيح لبعض المفاهيم أو المطالبات التي تحاول الحركات النسائية تأكيدها واعتبارها هي الأصح أو ضرورة لكل امرأة بدون مراعاة للاحتياجات والمصالح المختلفة للنساء
من الفصول المهمة موضوع عمل المرأة والمفاضلة بينه وبين رعاية الأبناء, في الوقت الذي تدعو فيه الحركات النسائية الأم العاملة لتكريس وقتها وجهدها للعمل للتساوي مع الرجال والاعتماد على دور الرعاية لرع
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Tania
Oct 03, 2013 Tania rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-star-no-star
This is basically a book for conservatives. However, as I am a feminist, I decided to see what the other side of the argument could possibly have to say about how the movement has addressed/not addressed women's issues.
It makes a lot of stereotypical assumptions about feminism. It repeats itself endlessly (making me think that it this book had no editor)I lost count of the times the words "casual sex" "marriage" and "women's studies" were pointlessly repeated ad nauseaum.

I don't think of femin
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nichole
Nov 09, 2007 nichole added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: self-loathing owners of vaginas
i snapped this up from my local half-price books so no random, impressionable girl would run across it and mistake it for satire.

nutshell: pop-culture reference spouting chastity belt propaganda aimed at insecure young women, disguised as life-coaching and humor. this may as well be a proverbial hare-krishna pamphlet aimed at gender studies majors.
Shirin Abdel Rahman
لو طلب منى ان اضع اسم اخر لهذا الكتاب هيكون خطايا الاستقلال الزائد للمراءه
الكتاب لا يهاجم المراءه و لا يطالب باعادتها للمنزل بل يفند مساؤى الاستقلال الزائد للمراءه مثل اهمالها لمنزلها و نسيانها للامومه فى ظل السعى وراء العمل او النديه مع الرجل النديه التى تجعلها تحاربه و تكره و لا تنظر له كشريك حياه بل خصم عتيد كتاب ممتع و انصح كل بنت ان تقراءه .
Deb Seksay
Jan 27, 2008 Deb Seksay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any woman that can read, regardless of opinion
I don't think I agree with everything, but having encountered a volatile and aggressively maintained deficit about happy heterosexual anything in my college education, it was actually quite refreshing to see anyone actually write about such things. The thought that a man and a woman can happily and mutually choose to be in a meaningful and rewarding relationship is so taboo that psychology classes treat such things like most zoology departments treat unicorns: A fanciful thought that doesn't exi ...more
Ahmed Taher
كتاب ممتاز، يوضح بالإحصاءات والدراسات الميدانية المغالطات التي ترسمها الجمعيات النسوية و الصورة النمطية التي يرسمهاالإعلام والفكر الحداثي للحقوق الضائعة للمرأة الغربية. من خلال تناول قضايا: الزواج، الطلاق، الإجهاض، الجنس والحرية الجنسية، عمل المرأة، الحب والعاطفة، الذكورية، العنف ضد المرأة، تربية الأطفال.
الكتاب لا ينحاز لوجهة نظر معينة بقدر ما يحرص على تبيان زيف أو نقص المعلومات المقدمة من الإعلام والجماعات النسوية، والتي تؤدي لقرارات خاطئة تخص حياة المرأة ومستقبلها.
سأهديه لبناتي في الوقت المناس
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John
Nov 19, 2013 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: social-studies
Here's a book that deals with issues of genuine importance to a majority of women--not merely the issues which leading feminists SAY are important. Author Carrie Lukas does a great job of showing where the modern feminist movement has gone off the rails, and how the movement is, in many ways, no longer looking out for the needs and interests of the average woman. Furthermore, Lukas illustrates how a certain amount of rabble-rousing has led to a widespread misunderstanding of certain social issue ...more
Jimmy
This is a good book written by a woman who has concerns with contemporary feminism. No doubt this book’s stance would be controversial. After I finished the book I read some reviews online and I thought some of the critics were rather unfair. For instance, one review I read accused the author of saying women should earn less money then men, that a working woman would be a horrible mom, etc., which reveals more about the lack of attention of detail of the reviewer than the book itself. The author ...more
Петър Стойков
Неслучайно на корицата му е нарисувана пластмасовата жена-идеал на 50-те - безгръбначна домакиня, без собствени цели в живота, която съществува за да обслужва мъжа и децата си, да готви и чисти.

Прочетох само първите две глави от това... нещо. Вместо, както ме заблуди заглавието, да говори политически некоректно за феминизма (а има какво да се каже по темата), книгата се плъзга по плитката нишка на плоското морализаторстване, описвайки колко било зле, че феминизмът учел жените да правят секс за у
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Laura
Apr 23, 2010 Laura rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hated-it
I picked up this book thinking that it might be a fun take on feminism, maybe something I haven't read before or a view point I haven't seen. I was right, it was something I've never heard before. This book is republican propaganda swill at it's very finest. I wasn't aware that I was suppose to earn less money then men, I'm a horrible mom if I go to work, or that the prevelance of sexual assault is grossly exaggerated until I read this book. If you happen to accidently buy this, use it to prop u ...more
Matthew
Sep 15, 2012 Matthew rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Social Conservatives
I guess I thought that this was going to poke fun at feminism in a smart way that would elucidate some of the problems with its theories. But it turned out to be more of a social-conservative perspective on where 2nd and 3rd wave feminism got it wrong. That might have been an interesting perspective, too, but it seemed so superficially-argued that I could not even get past the first few chapters. Coming at the subject from an interest in the men's rights movement (and generally highly-critical o ...more
Mitra Shahidi
Jun 07, 2013 Mitra Shahidi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: None
This book is terrible. Stupid and a waste of money. I bought it with the hopes of reading on the opposing views to feminism, just so I am not blindly agreeing with the movement. I hoped for some facts and figures that are well thought out, broken down and objectively laid out for me to compare with my current knowledge on the subject. I got nothing. I got a ridiculous jumble of bullcrap, written against what feminism is assumed to be in the common form. I wonder if the author of this book just b ...more
Fostergrants
Jul 22, 2008 Fostergrants rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: my recycling bin
i pulled this book from a box of discards being passed around. i thought the title looked funny. i thought it was a joke. i thought it was going to be like Amy Sedaris' book "I Like You: Hospitality Under The Influence. well i was wrong this book is not a joke. this woman is serious. i'm not a feminist nor am i a traditional 50's housewife either. i'm a woman fairly happy with her choices and one who keeps her mind OPEN. the author of this book is not someone i would say keeps her mind OPEN. tha ...more
Art
Aug 03, 2014 Art rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The new Left promised women they could have it all if they rejected traditional female roles and embraced sexual liberation and radical egalitarianism. Instead of having it all, many liberated women find themselves alone, frustrated, and confused. The author believes men and women are different, "safe sex" is often not that safe, the biological clock does tick, and feminism has encouraged men to never grow up and be responsible.
Rori
Nov 04, 2014 Rori rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
كنت أبحث عن نقد لتطرف بعض الحركات النسوية فوجدت أن الكاتبة قابلت التطرف بتطرف آخر، انتقدت تأخير الانجاب والطلاق وحضانات الأطفال والدعم الحكومي للموظفات وبررت لانخفاض أجور النساء مقابل الرجال، الرسالة التي وصلتني من الكتاب هي: تزوجي مبكراً وانجبي الأطفال وتفرغي لرعايتهم. للإنصاف اعتمدت الكاتبة على بعض الإحصائيات لكنها لجأت لنفس الأسلوب الذي انتقدته لدى النسويات: الانتقائية. بشكل عام وجهات نظرها لا توافقني إطلاقاً قد تكون أكثر ملائمة للأشخاص الذين يميلون للتقليدية والمحافظة
Denisse
Jun 16, 2014 Denisse rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I like politically incorrect rants. I like feminism. I like to have an open mind.

This book was interesting and has some good ideas, but I think it loses the battle by being redundant. It gets boring hearing the same thing over and over again and begins to sound like a sermon.

I will probably look for a similar book, to see if there's anyone who can make this argument sound better or less judgy judgy.
TheRose
Oct 29, 2008 TheRose rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone, especially feminists
Shelves: self-help, politics
This is a great book for people who have never heard "the other side" to feminism. I don't even know what you'd call someone like me - I'd like to simply say that I'm a real woman. There are a lot of things the feminists preach so much that they take for granted that they are "facts" but are lies or misconceptions - many of them don't even know what a real woman is anymore.

This book is presented in a non-"preachy" format. The author simply wants women to know ALL the facts before they make thei
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Kyle Nicholas
Apr 13, 2016 Kyle Nicholas rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics
I was all on-board until the Teabagger rhetoric at the end. Yes, feminism is a force for evil in this world today and isn't about "equality" at all. But the idea that de-regulation of the market is going to fix the problem? From where did you pull that non-sequitur?
MrsRK
Jun 24, 2016 MrsRK rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I highly recommend this excellent book to feminists. It might open their eyes--who knows, miracles might really happen!
Aileen
Apr 07, 2016 Aileen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not very helpful or well written. The arguments were just not well put or logical. Although the author makes a legitimate point that women have been misled she does little to explain how to get to a better perspective. She only claims that her perspective is better. So what? If you are going to debate a point, make a point for heaven's sake! The only redeeming quality of this book is it's good list of reference material for further study and reading on the topic from both perspectives.
Ellen
Sep 23, 2012 Ellen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've scanned this book a bit and will probably not actually read the whole thing. It has some things to think about. I like how it points out faults in the world's views of women and sex and child-bearing and family. It discusses difficult topics such as abortion, and explains things like what would happen if Roe vs. Wade we're overturned. I think it has some good points and refers to legitimate sources. I recommend this book for young women who are wondering about their roles in life.
Gary
The PIG series is great, but this is the most disappointing one I've read so far. They are usually bold and brave but this was just way too cautious (even politically correct). Of course, this subject more than many needed a specifically Christian treatment rather than a Libertarian one.

It didn't help that Lukas is a very mediocre writer. Essentially this book is useful only for checking up a few statistics and studies.

Just okay.
Stacy Naberhuis
I like that I could finally hear and understand the side of things the media doesn't report!
Ashley
Jan 03, 2013 Ashley rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty bad. Cites a lot of interesting sources but couldn't get throughout it because of the stances the author was taking against feminism in the most general and stereotypically way possible. Se is standing on one end of the spectrum screaming at the other end and most views are somewhere in between. No enough debunking myths versus just hating.
Donald
Dec 06, 2007 Donald rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: women
This entire line of books is incredibly good, chocked full of information you usually don't find in history books or classes, giving new light to "accepted" history.

This book is more geared toward women, I think, trying to get them to see how feminism has actually harmed women. Men won't get much from this one.
Nicko
Sep 16, 2008 Nicko rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Feminists
Nothing new about conservative ideology. A "working mom" cannot possibly be the best mom that she can be. Argues that feminism has actually failed women and modern feminist ideology goes against nature and biology, and attempts to create an androgynous sexless society where "gender matters about as much as eye color."
Holly
Apr 19, 2010 Holly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: a quick read for those curious about 2nd wave feminism
A quick walk through feminism of the past quarter-century with a focus on marriage, child care, sex, and other second-wave feminist concerns.

I wish this book would have offered perspectives beyond the lives of Western, white women.
Erin
Feb 23, 2012 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lively and informative read. It covers a pretty good variety of topics. Important to note is that this is an introductory sort of book and as such is not comprehensive, nor is it intended to be. And it needs a better editor.
Atchisson
My wife thought I was crazy when I told her I wanted this book, but it really does have a lot of great information that offsets traditionally accepted notions about the nuclear family, Roe v. Wade, and the glass cieling.
Tamara
They aren't kidding. This is a very politically incorrect book. Though some of the info/stats are interesting, it irks me how much they assume about feminism and "its hatred" towards marriage, sex, and inequality. Urgh.
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