- Tapa blanda: 240 páginas
- Editor: Encounter Books,USA; Edición: Reprint (1 de diciembre de 2014)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1594037620
- ISBN-13: 978-1594037627
- Valoración media de los clientes: 2 opiniones de clientes
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Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream - and Why It Matters (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 1 dic 2014
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American society has become anti-male. Men are sensing the backlash and are consciously and unconsciously going "on strike." They are dropping out of college, leaving the workforce and avoiding marriage and fatherhood at alarming rates. The trend is so pronounced that a number of books have been written about this "man-child" phenomenon, concluding that men have taken a vacation from responsibility simply because they can. But why should men participate in a system that seems to be increasingly stacked against them? As Men on Strike demonstrates, men aren't dropping out because they are stuck in arrested development. They are instead acting rationally in response to the lack of incentives society offers them to be responsible fathers, husbands and providers. In addition, men are going on strike, either consciously or unconsciously, because they do not want to be injured by the myriad of laws, attitudes and hostility against them for the crime of happening to be male in the twenty-first century. Men are starting to fight back against the backlash. Men on Strike explains their battle cry.
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Helen Smith, PhD, is a psychologist specializing in forensic issues and men's issues in Knoxville, Tennessee. She holds a PhD from the University of Tennessee and master's degrees from The New School for Social Research and the City University of New York. She has written The Scarred Heart: Understanding and Identifying Kids Who Kill and was writer and executive producer of Six, a documentary about the murder of a family in Tennessee by teens from Kentucky. She has worked with men (as well as women and children) in her private practice for more than twenty years. She has been on numerous television and radio shows including Montel Williams and has appeared on E! Entertainment, Fox News, Discovery, Women's Entertainment, Biography, Oxygen and The Learning Channel. Smith has written for numerous publications including the Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor and The Cleveland Plain Dealer. She occasionally hosts a show at PJTV focusing on men's issues, psychology and politics. She has written on her blog at drhelen.blogspot.com since 2005 on men's rights, men's issues and psychology and is now a columnist and blogger at PJ Media. Her blog is at pjmedia.com/drhelen.
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Presenta el "movimiento" que se está produciendo en USA, pero también en otras sociedades occidentales, de rechazo o retraimiento de los hombres hacia el matrimonió o el compromiso. Da las explicaciones,en distintos órdenes, del por qué de tal fenómeno.
El hecho de estar escrito por una mujer investigadora psicóloga le añade mayor seriedad e importancia al tema.
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Since the 1970's males have been under constant media, academic, legal, mental, and emotional assaults. Their vary nature has been used against them, while it's also been demonized, ridiculed, and denied.
Equality has been used as a tool for denying males any space of their own, any form of male bonding, and any self respect. Equality has also been used to make heterosexuality seem to be nothing but harassment and rape. In other words, males have been subjected to intense discrimination in the name of equality.
Chivalry has simultaneously been labelled misogynism, while it's absence is used to show men don't care about women. Men have been treated with outright suspicion while being samaritans. Men are often treated worse for kindness than cruelty. In other words, Feminists have denied everything good and decent about Males.
Marriage, that was once a bond between man and woman, has been reduce to virtual slavery - for men. Child support and alimony have been distorted to the point where divorced men are legally conscripted into involuntary service - that's slavery in every way except name.
All that combined with Feminist Double Standards, Misandric Attitudes, and Double Speak has Males lost and running for cover.
To sum up: This book is a Powerful Warning to males who are naive enough to think they're safe in a Feminist Age. It's a priceless tool for Females who want to help Abused Males. It's also a Powerful warning to Misandrists who, in their ignorance or arrogance, don't realize how far passed too far Males have been pushed.
1) Surplus child support - the amount of child support in excess of one half of actual cost backed up by real world data such as receipts and credit card statements. I've heard of child support awards of six to ten thousand per month. Really? Does it really cost $12,000 to $20,000 per month to raise a child?
2) Alimony, excessive amounts of it, and in some cases for life.
3) Unequal/unfair property/asset division if one is old enough to have accumulated some degree of wealth such as retirement saving.
4) By default, the woman gets custody of the children and the man gets kicked out of his own home.
I don't think there men are on strike so much as are just staying out of the water. Fifty percent of all marriages end in divorce. Let's say you move to the northern coast of Australia, it is summer in the southern hemisphere, hotter than hell, and you are near a body of water. You observe someone swim in the water and cool off. You think about how it might be nice to jump in and cool off yourself, but before you do, you observe a second person jump in the water, but this person gets eaten by a salt water crocodile. Over a period of time, ten people swim in the water, and five of them get eaten by crocodiles. So what do you do? You stay out of the water. You want to jump in the water. You'd like to jump in the water. You stay out of the water because the water isn't safe.
There are "Scared Straight" programs where juvenile delinquents are brought into prisons where the inmates describe the horrors of prison life. Somebody should start a "Scared Single" program where a young man contemplating marriage is brought into a room full of divorced fathers who warn them of the horrors of divorce court.
Now, after 23 years of marriage, I am once again single, and I have chosen not to drop out of the workforce. I have, however, resolved to never, ever marry again. Put it another way - it's either a lady friend with benefits, or buzz off toots.