Legalizing Misandry: From Public Shame to Systemic Discrimination Against Men

By Paul Nathanson, Katherine Young

Lurid and sensationalized occasions equivalent to the general public reaction to Lorena Bobbitt after she bring to an end her abusive husband's penis, prurient fascination provoked via Anita Hill's allegations approximately Clarence Thomas, and the exploitation of the mass homicide of fourteen girls in Montreal were processed via pop culture because the Nineteen Nineties to provide pervasive misandry - contempt for males, the counterpart of misogyny. Paul Nathanson and Katherine younger think that this finds a shift within the usa and Canada to a worldview in keeping with ideological feminism, which provides all matters from the viewpoint of girls and, within the approach, explicitly or implicitly assaults males as a category. They argue that ideological feminism is silently reshaping legislations, pubic coverage, schooling, and journalism. Legalizing Misandry bargains full of life and compelling facts to illustrate the pervasiveness of this new pondering - from the courts, school rooms, govt committees, and company bureaucracies to legislation and guidelines affecting employment, marriage, divorce, custody, sexual harassment, violence, and human rights.

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Younger, Katherine ok. , 1944– II. identify. HQ1090. N367 2006 305. 32′0971 C2005–902483–6 Typeset in 10/12 Sabon with Frutiger show by means of real to kind Contents Acknowledgements advent half ONE males ON TRIAL: THE court docket OF PUBLIC OPINION 1 kids v. Demons: The McMartin and different Witch Hunts 2 other halves v. Abusers: The Bobbitt Affair three staff v. Harassers: The Hill-Thomas Debate four Martyrs v. Murderers: The Montreal bloodbath half RIGHTS ON TRIAL: funds concerns five Women’s Rights v. Human Rights: The Case of Entitlements 6 Maternal Rights v. Paternal Rights: The Case of youngsters half 3 intercourse ON TRIAL: FROM LIBERATION TO SEPARATION 7 energy v. excitement: The Case of Pornography/Prostitution eight Separatists v. Integrationists: The Case of Sexual Harassment nine woman sufferers v. Male sufferers: The Case of Violence opposed to girls half 4 SOCIETY ON TRIAL: FROM lecture room TO LEGISLATURE 10 Ideological Feminism v. Scholarship eleven Misandry v. Equality APPENDICES 1 Responding to Our Critics: Spreading Misandry Revisited 2 start of the Bogeyman: One Subtext of recent Witch Hunts three deceptive the general public: statistics Abuse four Silencing males: the difficulty with Political Correctness five first rate Porn: the controversy over Romance Novels 6 Bargaining at Beijing: United international locations or United girls 7 Paved with Entitlements: the line to Caste eight the following Come the Feds: experiences of Affirmative motion and Pay fairness nine Dissing Dads: the controversy over Custody 10 Gynotopia: Feminism at educational meetings eleven A entrance by way of the other identify: Ideology, Gender reviews, and Women’s experiences 12 What’s Sauce for the Goose: Double criteria in a central authority record thirteen Take That! Comparative Victimology Notes Index Acknowledgments we wish to thank the numerous those that helped make this publication attainable. a few answered to our requests for felony and statistical info: Augustina J. Kposowa, provide Brown, and Brian Jenkins. Christopher grey learn a number of chapters and provided his reviews. Jane Aiken has granted us permission to put up a few of her fabric. Nicolas Lambe and Tara McPhail helped us with our criminal citations. Our editor, Ron Curtis, learn the manuscript very rigorously; he not just corrected typos but additionally supplied many useful editorial feedback. eventually we're thankful to the Social Sciences and arts study Council for its monetary help. advent One definite signal of possibility at any time and in anyplace is a phase of the inhabitants that society considers unworthy of awareness. No ask yourself extra boys than women face the longer term with apathy and drop out of faculty. 1 Worse, way more younger males than younger ladies are committing suicide. Ditto for previous males and outdated ladies. 2 men usually are not faring good in any respect in a society that's now centred explicitly at the wishes and difficulties of ladies and is usually adverse to the very hazard that men may need any certain wishes and difficulties in their personal. fast social swap and melancholy were indexed as factors of those difficulties, however the query is why those components impact males, particularly younger males, even more than they do girls.

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