Date finished: 6-6-08
Author: Kate O’Beirne
O’Beirne examines how the radical feminists are damaging schools, families, the military and sports. She catalogs the side effects of what people tend to take as being a good thing, looking at the ripple effect through society and the true cost of the feminist agenda.
I picked this book up for a dollar on the table outside Borders one day. Not sure I ever expected to actually read it. But I’m glad I did. O’Beirne puts solid facts behind all the things that make me cringe about the women’s movement – the assault on men, rabid devotion to gender neutrality, demands for special treatment and irrational, illogical thought.
Each chapter in the book lays out the case for the real desire of the feminist left (to crush men like little bugs) in a different area. Her strongest case is probably in the areas of the workplace and the military where the statistics have nothing to do with social causes or science. But the other chapters lay bare the root cause for the hubabaloo – pure selfishness. A desire to have what they want, when they want it and damn all men (or children or fetuses) who get in their way. I’m appalled that there isn’t more of a stand being taken, but also confused as to what exactly I should do with this information and new indignation. I would have liked to see more of a specific call to action in the conclusion.
Well-written and well-researched. Although, I will admit to a plan to check out some of the references in her notes for my own further education. This is a book every mother of boys at a minimum should read. You will be appalled yourself at the world your son will have to deal with.