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One of the most talked about books of Betrayal of Kindle #209 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 lan. Why did so many white men vote for Donald Trump Why did they hate Clinton with such a passion What are all these guys so mad aboutYou could do worse than reading this book from the 1990s to see a remarkably consistent thesis driven home by character studies of struggling men It shows how baby boomers were brought up in a consumerist paradise and told that they would have what their fathers did a life full of adventure conuering enemies a well paying job and a family to protect as long as they were loyal and worked hardInstead they got Vietnam corporations laying them off and a diminished feeling of masculinity which they blamed on useful scapegoats like the feminist movement and immigrants This books starts off uite strongly The first 3 4 chapters were fascinating and really brought brought to life these hard luck men; you could see why they would feel betrayed One chapter really boiled down all of the white working class grievance when laid off men pontificated on how much better America was back in their father's day She even interviews somebody who wanted those great times back by ominously yearning for what he called variously and approvingly a 'police state' 'a dictatorship' or a 'controlled environment' a state in which the old 'system' would be reimposed his status restored and the reins of authority returned to a benevolent but firm white male management The racial attitude that he shared with others at the center buttressed a masculinity based on exclusion and privilege Keep in mind that that uote is from 1995 or so when she was doing research on this book and that this was a so called booming economy that was making men feel this way It's little surprise that these feelings broke out into the mainstream after a horrific recession Her men try religion going to war working with their hands working in pornos losing themselves in sports fandom writing action books but no matter what they try they feel like they are less of a man than their father's generation since they are playing by the same assumptions and rules that really don't apply to them There is no longer a common enemy to unite against and the ones they come up with don't uite work the way Nazis did On top of that loyalty is a fool's game in modern corporate America and factory jobs can barely get you a living wage The men are trapped in an ideology with no easy way out and are therefore susceptible to demagoguery that promises easy fixes and yes common enemies to rally against Faludi warns us about the trap and discusses solutions to the problem Perhaps men can start asking hard uestions and reach down deep within themselves and see that they aren't so different than feminists after all They are both trapped in fake gender roles that are impossible to fulfill and are egged on by a consumerist society of marketing that promises them that attaining manhood or femininity is just a purchase away It will be the toughest battle yet but what if the struggling man stops looking for easy answers and slips his way out of the trap and instead of judging himself by how many pterodactyls he whacks with his club before dragging them home for his wife to cook he actualizes himself in a humanist project that transcends gender and thereby would also remove himself as an obstacle in the struggle for female euality Or he could just stay bitter put on a red cap and try to vote his way into a past that never existed

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Stiffed The Betrayal of the American ManDmarkNow in Stiffed 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 wants to proclaim that men are made miserable or brutal or violent or irresponsible by their The Betrayal of ePUB #9734 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 to collapse th. For men and women alike Faludi asks a powerful uestionWhy haven't men stood up to a cultural stereotype and the culture it supports which is systematically destroying them economically and by default emasculating them in the most heinous of manipulations encouraging them to blame themselves Her investigation is thorough actually compassionate and supportive of healthy masculinity she painstakingly details and profiles the many ways that modern American corporatism has stripped men of their personhood and transformed them into cogs in a machine Very important read for those who are actually willing to contemplate a deep structural flaw tearing apart the fabric of modern society