The Myth of Male Power: Why Men Are the Disposable Sex

Warren Farrell, Author Simon & Schuster $22.5 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-79349-4
Men who make their way through the interminable subtitle and embark on this orignal and significant study will find that they haven't lost the ability to cry after all. While some feminists may assert that it is an attack on women, the book attempts to show areas in which males operate at a disadvantage without claiming that women are responsible for their plight. Psychologist Farrell stresses economics, pointing out that the 25 worst types of jobs, involving the highest physical risk, are almost all filled by men. He also considers warfare, in which virtually all of the military casualties are men; the justice system, where sentences for males are customarily heavier; and sexual harassment, which has become a one-way street. He concludes with helpful advice on ``resocializing'' the male child, adolescent and adult. Clever cartoons enliven the text. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 08/02/1993
Release date: 08/01/1993
Genre: Nonfiction
Mass Market Paperbound - 978-0-425-15523-3
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-0-671-79924-3
Paperback - 446 pages - 978-0-425-18144-7
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