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Are Men Necessary? by Maureen Dowd
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Jan 02, 12

Read in January, 2009

I read this a couple of years ago, but I remember that it disappointed me as a feminist text, though it never really stated it would be that exactly. In fact, Dowd stated that it was "not a systematic inquiry of any kind, or a handy little volume of sterling solutions to the American woman's problems."

I can't even recommend reading it for a quick read, as I didn't find it especially easy to read. I did find it a bit tedious at times. I might recommend it for those that will continue reading feminist texts - and if you only want / have time to read one contemporary "feminist" book, don't make it this one. There are better examples.

I gave it three stars because it did contain interesting information, and some of the chapters were genuinely engrossing.
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