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The Decline of Males: The First Look at an Unexpected New World for Men and Women

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Why have sexual and family norms of American society changed so dramatically in the last few decades? Lionel Tiger presents a unique perspective, offering arresting evidence that the real issue is reproduction, a biological process. He argues that the spread of effective contraception, controlled by women, gives them the sole power to decide to, or not to, bear children. R ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 2nd 2000 by Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press (first published April 1999)
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Worried about global warming? What about global sexual cooling (Tiger, 231)? If you're like Lionel Tiger, your tiger teeth (and, quite possibly, your tiger penis) may very well have receded back into your body, panicked by this global phenomenon in which "chemically pregnant females" (44) have rendered you "reproductively unemployed" (178). Indeed, "in the cold eye of reproductive success, [you may be] emotionally and paternally unemployed", too (68).

Oh, the horror indeed.

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Ecki Stern
Oct 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seems like all I have time to read now are books for Sociology! This book was pretty easy to read, even a but redundant at times. It basically gives an explanation as to why men are so confused in these modern times (you know, not many places for those hunter instincts to thrive in modern society). Not sure if I agree with all the conclusions, after all, humans (even men!) have free will and thought and logic so are not slaves to either biology or sociology. Still, very thought provoking.
Donia
Jul 25, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Fascinating look at the impact of the feminist movement on men. Most of the book focuses on the cultural effects of female reproductive technologies such as reliable birth control. Tiger, an anthropologist, concentrates more on the biological and social consequences than the political.
Alicia
Jul 14, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lionel Tiger is my hero. I went to see him speak here in NYC, and he's one of my favorite anthropologists now. His schtick is like a call for a feminism-like movement for men. Fuck feminism (sorry Smith College), I want to lead the male-inism movement!
Elizabeth
Mar 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Incisive treatment of crisis in masculinity
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