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Stiffed

The Betrayal of the American Man

by Susan Faludi

Reviews and commentary about this controversial book
by the author of Backlash

 

Susan Faludi, Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man (New York, NY: Putnam, 1999). Order on-line

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Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man
by Susan Faludi
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MenWeb on CNN
WebMaster Bert Hoff appears on TalkBack Live! with Susan Faludi to discuss her book.




Cathy Young
Review
by Cathy Young



Comparing Warren Farrell to Susan Faludi
An article comparing Warren Farrell's new book Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say and Stiffed.

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Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say: Destroying Myths, Creating Love
by Warren Farrell
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Kathleen Parker column
Sorry, guys, Faludi is no friend of yours


First chapter on-line
Newsweek featured the first chapter of Stiffed as its cover story for the Sept. 8, 1999 issue. Here's a link to it.
 

Is Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man a male-positive book, a sign that a feminist has "seen the light"? Or does it simply raise disregard of men's real concerns to a new level?

Here are some reviews and commentaries, pointing out that this book is not as male-positive as first might appear.

MenWeb's Review by Bert H. Hoff.

I don't think I'll bother finishing it ...

In this book Susan Faludi does not stray far from her feminist roots, or her Backlash thesis. It delivers a subtle message, not that men are stiffed, but that men whine about being stiffed, because they are unwilling to give up control. One of the themes in the book is whether white middle-class men are willing to share the podium. To many men, it seems like there is no place for them on the podium.

Commentary by Cathy Young.

Author’s defense of men misses mark completely

In a 650-page tome, there is not one man with a satisfying job and a happy family. ... Finally, the most glaring omission: If you’re writing about men who feel “stiffed,” leaving out divorced fathers is like writing a book about English literature and leaving out William Shakespeare.

Commentary by Kathleen Parker

Sorry, guys, Faludi is no friend of yours

Men are miserable, Faludi says, not because of testosterone, not because of feminism; but because of a culture that no longer values the traditional measures of masculinity. Of course, men created the culture, which is to say: Fix it, boys, or eat it.

Faludi has a Lady Di way of peering up from beneath her eyelids -- which curiously seem to flutter coquettishly. "I just wanna help," her expression suggests.

Warren Farrell vs. Susan Faludi by Dr. Warren Farrell

Dr. Warren Farrellís Women Canít Hear What Men Donít Say (and other writings) vs. Susan Faludiís Stiffed

Farrell considers Faludi an extraordinarily good writer and creative thinker, and feels Stiffed is proof of her openness and courage. There are, though, still many differences between Faludi and Farrell....

Introduction to Warren Farrellís Women Canít Hear What Men Donít Say

MenWeb is delighted to present the Introduction to Warren's book.

Top Ten Predictions About Women and Men

Here are Warren's Top Ten Predictions from the book.

Book Review

Here's a book review of Warren Farrellís Women Canít Hear What Men Donít Say by J. Steven Svoboda.

Letter to Newsweek by Peter Maule. Peter Maule is an activist on men's issues in the Seattle area.

 


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