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Stiffed The Betrayal of the American ManFfed the author turns her attention to the masculinity crisis plaguing our culture at the end of the 's an era of massive layoffs Angry White Male politics and Million Man marches As much as the culture The Betrayal of the American MOBI #233 wants to proclaim that men are made miserable or brutal or violent or irresponsible by their The Betrayal of Kindle #208 inner nature and their hormones Faludi finds that even in the world they supposedly own and run men are at the mercy of cultural forces that disfigure their lives and destroy their chance at happiness As traditional masculinity continues t. Faludi makes her case via storytelling anecdotes woven through with history It's well written and flows; it's not boring sociology or impersonal statistics I read this way back in 2000 I think yet three of the chapter vignettes have stuck with me vividly 15 years later 1 So Cal lower middle class suburbia Lakewood I think gone all wrong and rapey2 the pathetic yet poignant jerking around of Cleveland Browns fans and the whole Ravens drama3 dismay and depression caused by post Cold War unemployment and status deflation of white collar defense workers in California In these and other journalistic case studies Faludi draws out her core thesis If I remember correctly Since the WWII era many men's roles in American society went from productive meaningful work to roles based on status peacocking and even ornament A superficial machismo based on nonproductive consumption even in some cases being an anti feminist dick began to compete with the old fashioned ideal of the good provider True the good provider role had its problems; in practice it often reinforced so called benevolent sexism Nevertheless at least the role was theoretically based on supporting others In its most ideal form it was a norm of pro social contribution and even group solidarity rather than tenuous individual status seeking and display Stoic not braggy; producing not consuming Obviously the book's reportage is from the 1990s but I suspect that Faludi's depiction of middle aged white guy frustration and the sulky entitled young manchild would hold up today The only difference is there may be less excuse for not having made any adjustments in the intervening 16 years I was pretty young when I read it so a lot of post WW2 thru '90s American history was new to me; I may or may not find it as rigorous today Also I don't remember whether it mostly focused on white folks or if it covered a diversity of experiences so caveat lector and all that At any rate a persuasive yet sympathetic case from a feminist that hypercapitalism and sexism are bad for men too

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One of the Betrayal of PDF #202 most talked about books of recent years in Stiffed the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Backlash explores the collapse of traditional masculinity that has left men feeling betrayed With Backlash in Susan Faludi broke new ground when she put her finger directly on the problem bedeviling women and the light of recognition dawned on millions of her readers what's making women miserable isn't something they're doing to themselves Stiffed The Epubin the name of independence It's something our society is doing to women The book was nothing less than a landmarkNow in Sti. Faludi almost outdid Backlash The Undeclared War Against American Women here documenting the way brutal sex role stereotypes caught up to the XY chromosomes of the species The betrayal is that men thought they'd becomecivilized educated fine manners damn even eual household duties but the culture wanted Macho Men The military demanded it and the way US society pitted individuals against each other rewarded the tough guyI did a workshop on gender stereotypes in an elementary school right outside of Hanover NH home of Dartmouth College so was a mix of professors' and professional class kids and working class ones A father came up to me afterward and loudly hissed don't go feminizing my boy because I discussed cultural expectations that still tracked men into STEM careers and women into the helping ones I even argued that maybe that was a good thing we tout female MDs yet 90% were in five main areas OBGYN Peds Fam Psychiatry Gerontology No problem right Salary five years after internship had men with almost double average salaries because they went into the specialities instead of the helping areas Maybe it's good for society to sex role stereotype we have to ask our studentsFaludi hits home on how our culture make men obsess about their physical appearance and shape as much as women some time now There is terrific Tough Guise Violence Media and the Crisis in Masculinity and I've seen amazing pictures that don't lie right of the most famous boy's toy doll GI Joe where the line of each decades iteration from the 1960s to the 2000s as I recall had Mattel produce the best seller boy doll with obvious and grotesue larger and bulkier chests and forearms By the doll of the 2000s it's a wonder as if those soldiers were real they may likely be incapable of bending over to tie their own shoes We need men as aggressive robots; violent monstersThis has precious little to do with sex differences in brain or body but popularlay science would have us believe differently

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Stiffed The Betrayal of the American Man Read Ý 104 × ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☉ Stiffed The Betrayal of the American Man Author Susan Faludi – One of the most talked about books of recent years in Stiffed the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Backlash explores the collapse of traditional maO collapse the once valued male attributes of craft loyalty and social utility are no longer honored much less rewardedFaludi's journey through the modern masculine landscape takes her into the lives of individual men The Betrayal of the American MOBI #233 whose accounts reveal the heart of the male dilemma Stiffed brings us into the world of industrial workers sports fans combat veterans evangelical husbands militiamen astronauts and troubled bad boys whose sense that they've lost their skills jobs civic roles wives teams and a secure future is only one symptom of a larger and historic betrayal. Once upon a time No After World War II American soldiers returned home with a legacy and a dream to pass on to their sons Space exploration Academia Scientific research Art The American sons built on that legacy They were a great generation because the DID something They BUILT something Fast forward to the late 20th Century Men face a new world defined by mergers acuisitions stock market bravado that moved money and credit from shell to shell And they started losing their jobs Laid off again and again At the dawn of the 21st Century American men could reinforce their masculinity and their agency by BEING Or APPEARING to be something Suddenly the system that has always defined women by appearance by sexiness and celebrity started gobbling up boys and men who in turn felt castrated Instead of looking at the massive corporate paradigm shift that displaced men from farm from naval shipyard and from the manager's office we looked at women Women were beginning to pass men up Women were beginning to delay marriage and develop careers And men felt listless and cheated foreverLike Backlash Stiffed is long and dense But it puts the responsibility of this great cultural neutering of men where it belongs It points to the growth of media influence the ever growing lust for corporate profits and the notion of masculinity itself as culpritsStiffed asks for a cool headed exploration of the major changes in manufacturing and international trade that led to the corporate jettisoning of men from their place as breadwinner And it succeeds