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Stiffed by Susan Faludi
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Jul 04, 2008

it was amazing

I guess some people felt Faludi let men off the hook with this one (though not Bill O'Reilly, who came tantalizingly close to having a coronary event while "interviewing" the author), but to me, this represents an important attempt to understand the sociological underpinnings of some of the f-d up ways in which my gender behaves. Then again, I would say that, wouldn't I? Moohahaha!

Anyway, Faludi writes well, scored some great interviews, and offers important insights that still seem relevant almost 10 years later. The section on male body image was especially right on--it made me think of a guy I know who pops roids like candy, driven on by economic and emotional insecurity and bullshit Hollywood action-film fuckery. If only Faludi had addressed leg-extension surgeries--you can get them done very cheaply in Russia, fyi.

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