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The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men

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The End of Patriarchy asks one key question: what do we need to create stable and decent human communities that can thrive in a sustainable relationship with the larger living world? Robert Jensen’s answer is feminism and a critique of patriarchy. He calls for a radical feminist challenge to institutionalized male dominance; an uncompromising rejection of men’s assertion o ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 1st 2017 by Spinifex Press
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May 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book is absolute garbage. If it were possible to give it zero stars, I would. I am honestly shocked that it has a 4+star rating. I have a feeling that many of the people who thought highly of this book are cis (probably white) people who have read very little feminist/WGSS work, especially work published within the last ten years, and are taking Robert at his word. Robert seems quite well-read on radical feminist theory, especially works published 20+ years ago. Some of the books he cites w ...more
Angus Stirling
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This slim book has taken me many painful months to read; forcing me to look clearly at aspects of a worldview it had been all to easy for me to dismiss.
Paul
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to think for himself or herself.
This is a critical book for men and for determining the future of equality of gender in Western society. The point that stayed with me the most was the fact that patriarchy equals racism. It's basically a pre-emption of superior status by men (with invented justifications) over women to replace equality in society with a hierarchy that establishes men at the top. The men assert control and ownership of the female gender and create a climate of fear among women. It is the basis of rape culture. A ...more
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Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I picked up this book, but I was intrigued by an interview with the author. I was quite pleased. The book serves as a largely jargon-free discussion of various streams within feminism, with advocacy for the radical feminist viewpoint, focusing primarily but not exclusively on three issues: rape, sexual exploitation, and transgenderism. The author writes clearly and persuasively, and the book is well-researched, with lots of footnotes and suggestions for fu ...more
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Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches courses in media law, ethics, and politics. He worked as professional journalist for a decade before his academic career. Jensen is a board member of Culture Reframed, the first health promotion effort to recognize and address pornography as the public health crisis of the digital age, a ...more
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“Complex systems produce complicated results, and still there are identifiable patterns: Patriarchy is a system that delivers material benefits to men—unequally depending on men’s other attributes (such as race, class, sexual orientation, nationality, immigration status) and on men’s willingness to adapt to patriarchal values—but patriarchy constrains all women. The physical, psychological, and spiritual suffering endured by women varies widely, again depending on other attributes and sometimes just on the luck of the draw, but no woman escapes some level of that suffering. And at the core of that system is men’s control of women’s sexuality and reproduction: Without” 2 likes
“It may be that in the long run, patriarchy has not been a successful adaptation and will lead to the extinction of the species. As we look around the world at the threats to the ecosphere from unsustainable human systems deeply rooted in patriarchy’s domination/subordination dynamic, that’s not only plausible but increasingly likely. That suggests that patriarchy is an evolutionary dead-end. Human” 2 likes
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