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.
Authors 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 youre 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
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.
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.