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The Myth of Male Power by Warren Farrell
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Jun 06, 12

bookshelves: attempted-to-read
Read in March, 2011

i tried to read this book because I was on a mission to find one MRA that wasn't a total misogynist. Little do they realize feminism fights for many "men's issues" but I digress.

I barely got through the first 2 chapters before pitching it. I threw out a book! That is how awful I thought it was. The examples Warren Farrell uses to demonstrate his point are very very outdated. I know the first edition of this book was in early '90s but many of his examples lack sources and are completely irrelevant to any society not based on tv shows from the 1950s.

I wanted to find one Men Rights Activist that wasn't a total misogynistic loon but alas this guy isn't it. I'll just stick with Michael Kimmel since he makes a much stronger case to explain the failure of masculinity and how patriarchy shackles every ONE.

If I would have read more of it, I could offer up a more detailed review, but I don't even want to bother.
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