Men and Women: Feminism and Anti-Feminism Today - Kenneth HudsonDavid & Charles, 1968, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavy rubbing to the edges and tanning to the lower panel. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.
From the cover: “Today’s anti-feminism in Europe and America takes varied and often subtle forms — from downright exploitation of women as sexual playthings to patronising denial of their capacity to hold the more responsible jobs. It has deep historical and psychological roots, and the fact that it often goes unrecognised for what it is, even by its perpetrators, does not mitigate the impoverishment of society which it causes.
This lively, readable and often humorous book examines the causes and effects of discrimination against women in different spheres. The author finds that although contraception, better educational opportunities and a keen demand for workers, has left western women freer than they have ever been to lead the lives they choose, this freedom is creating its own problems. Men must adjust their traditional image of themselves as boss and breadwinner; women struggle to reconcile male methods and standards in business politics or sex relations, with their own different values and approach.
This study should help clarify muddled thinking on a highly-charged subject. Where false inequalities are seen for what they are, where woman is regarded neither as a mere sexual object nor as identical with man, then the rich potential of human beings in partnership begins to become apparent.”