The Hite Report on Women and Love: A Cultural Revolution in Progress - Shere HiteViking, 1988, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little wrinkled at the edges. Edges of the text block lightly spotted and soiled. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but the first few pages are slightly wrinkled.
From the cover: “Women are questioning their love relationships in a way that has profound implications for our society.
In this culmination of The Hite Report trilogy 4,500 women provide eloquent testimony of the disturbingly unsatisfying nature of their emotional relationships and point to what they see as the causes.
Women and Love, the first major report on women since the assimilation of the women’s movement into our culture, presents a controversial analysis of contemporary society. In these pages women speak with honesty, clarity and deep feeling ranging from humour to anger. They talk about the emotional coldness and harassing behaviour of most men in dealing with the women they love. The majority believe that men are unsupportive, while at the same time they demand women’s emotional support; that men are getting much more from relationships than they are willing to give. The majority find themselves lonelier in marriages and relationships than they were when they were single; contrary to the view that women are often ‘left’ by men, the majority of divorces and break-ups are initiated and carried through by women.
Above all, Women and Love documents the anger of women of all social, economic and political backgrounds — anger so deep that they feel compelled to re-evaluate not only their relationships but the very cultural patterns upon which these relationships are based.
Women and Love reveals a new cultural perspective in formation: as women change the emotional structure of their lives, they are defining a fundamental debate over the future of our society.”