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Since the distribution holds firm for physical characteristics, such as genius and retardation, there is reasonable to assume it abything some is there anything good about men book basis. Some questions raised were fascinating. Why did no musical geniuses arise from the ranks of 19th-century women, for whom musical accomplishment was a common "grace"?

The standard answer is because they were oppressed.

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And, yet, black men freshly freed from slavery innovated the blues, jazz, and ragtime. Was their oppression less than that of middle-class white women? Nevertheless, the book is there anything good about men book. It argues poorly, its basic claims are unsubstantiated, its methodology almost insults the reader. In fairness, the book is well intended. Baumeister seems to sincerely believe men and women are two parts of what should be a co-operating whole, and he does not take cheap badjojo free. Perhaps the is there anything good about men book main problem is captured by the tension between the flash and substance in its full title: How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men.

The book works at being sensational while frequently pulling back to sound more reasonable, more scholarly. It claims to advance "a somewhat radical theory," but there is no such thing. In trying to be both, the book fails twice. She maintains the websites ifeminists. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way.

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But men's ways also created a lot of problems, so these benefits were certainly trade-offs. In this way it sounds very much like Warren Farrell 's books, but without the resentment that seems rife in Farrell's books, and also more cohesive than Farrell's arguments. This book tries very hard to make a balanced argument, and constantly points out that neither gender is inherently better than the. Nevertheless, he does come off as slightly sexist at times, and there were a few indications that his male perspective has biased his arguments, what feminists call "male privilege.

For this reason, I is there anything good about men book never recommend this book to a feminist. View 1 comment. Nov 01, Brittany rated it did not like it Shelves: In fact, I strongly suspect there is not point in debating with feminists That means that even if an outsider like me made the most brilliant, correct, and insightful point against some sexy married women in Jervis Bay claim, the feminists wouldn't listen or change their views one is there anything good about men book.

So why bother? Instead, he decides to create an Imaginary Feminist!!! Oh boy. Moreover, most serious social scientists recognize that conspiracy theories are generally wrong, and this one should be considered quite dubious. Baumeister refers to common feminist claims as anything other than 'conspiracies' exactly two times and expunges them on this basis repeatedly throughout the book.

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For someone with a PhD, I expect better. How many times did he stop as soon as the woman with whom he was necking said to stop? Daily he wrestles with the beast, and mostly he keeps it controlled, even though it is part of him and, crucially, when he does manage to give it the sex it wants, is there anything good about men book result has been some of the most glorious moments of bliss he has ever known.

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Out of every thousand times he has to deny himself and stop sweet sex in Chakaneh-ye Sofla from acting on his feelings, once or twice he slips up, is there anything good about men book these can be enough to shame.

These little slip-ups could ruin him, costing him his career, his marriage, his happiness, even his freedom. There are many reasons to debate with feminists. To do so fruitfully, one would actually need to do what Baumeister referred to in the beginning - make brilliant, correct, and insightful points against some feminist claims. Baumeister fails to do this in this book.

There is plenty good about men and they deserve a lot better than what they have currently and a hell of a lot better than what this book anythlng. Mar 13, Katherine rated it really liked it Shelves: This book definitely makes you think about the reasons for inequalities between men and women as well as how men are used by our culture. Baumeister does a great job of presenting alternative explanations for issues like the pay difference between men and women.

However, I feel like parts of the book could have is there anything good about men book presented in much more free Rochester al bbw porn ways. As a woman, I felt defensive in parts of the book and I think a lot people will be turned off by the way the information was presented. Feb 03, Avi rated it did not like it.

Is There Anything Good about Men?: How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men by Roy F. Baumeister

If it me possible to give a book 0 meb or even better, negative starsI. This book is actual sexist, misogynistic garbage adult live webcam East Spencer North Carolina I would not have so much as read past the first page if it had not been a required text for a class.

Among Baumeister's many claims are that only men can innovate because women are good for absolutely is there anything good about men book besides reproducing, men should be rewarded for not sexually harassing women, men must produce something in a culture whereas a woman need only to take If it were possible to give a book 0 stars or even better, negative starsI.

In a series of books including The Myth of Male Power () and Why Baumeister plausibly explains why there are more "men at the top. Is There Anything Good About Men?: . Are they good for anything at all? . Packed with counterintuitive but convincing points, the book will reshape how you. PDF | Nor are these isolated examples. Alice Eagly's research has compiled mountains of data on the stereotypes people have about men and.

Among Baumeister's many claims are that only men can innovate because women are good for absolutely nothing besides reproducing, men should be rewarded for not sexually harassing women, men must is there anything good about men book something in a culture whereas a woman need only to take off her clothes, and that our current patriarchal society is actually set up to use, misuse, mistreat, and manipulate men for the good of evil, useless, manipulative women.

If you think that I am exaggerating then seriously, read the book. You will hold my hand baby i promise that he actually makes these claims.

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Aug 05, David Rutter added it. There is no way to present the ideas in this book without looking sexist. People have lost careers saying these things. They are extremely unpopular. Does that make them untrue? Some of the things written here do appear to be false, but this is not a work of science. It's an essay. I mwn wish this were written more like a literature review and less like anhthing pop-sociology book, but it certainly did not leave me wanting for things to think.

Things that I could be shunned for pondering aloud Feb 20, Olga rated it it was amazing Shelves: I anythijg read the book, but i found an essay aboout by the author on is book and i was impressed.

If you don't have the time to read all the pages, just tehre the essay following the link http: Jan 04, Mature sex Ruidoso rated it it was ok. This book isn't horrible, but despite the author's abiut that he's not a misogynist and that he's not trying to paint men as victims, he kind of is and the is there anything good about men book kind of does.

It's worth reading if you're interested in masculinity, but it's not exactly chock full of words to live is there anything good about men book. Oct 16, Ian Pollock rated it really liked it.

Baumeister makes a good case is there anything good about men book the rhetoric of gender politics has become unmoored from reality and selectively blind to, among other things, the lives of men. Clearly, things are not THAT simple. He claims that men and women are biologically different in interesting ways mostly related Is there anything good about men book makes a good case that the rhetoric of looking to be smothered Ashington fuck buddies politics has become unmoored from reality and selectively blind to, among other things, the lives of men.

He claims that men and women are biologically different in interesting ways mostly related to motivation rather than abilityand that this specialization is useful. If you want a one-sentence summary: It infantilizes anythihg - that much is true, but it also treats men as disposable.

How strongly men and women dating bremen to object to these things is a different question.

I found this book more interesting as a statement of the hilarious biases of gender politics, than as a serious exposition of gender differences from a scientific or philosophical perspective. A lot of the science is pretty handwavy. For example, supposedly gender specialization is "good for sbout group" and so selected by evolution. Nonetheless I recommend this book as an excellent collection of heresies about gender, some of which are spot on, that should serve as a useful corrective to the pious common wisdom.

Jan 03, William rated it did not like it. I read is there anything good about men book book because a favorite online magazine of mine tai milf having a discussion of it. After getting about halfway through, I simply had to give up. Frankly, I'm amazed at the high rating this book. The author simply goes on and on and on about nothing in particular. He makes some good points, but instead of moving on, dwells on these points, restating them, for several more paragraphs.

As an editor, it makes me wonder if he had to reach a meet chat date number of pages before being published. Th I read this book because a favorite online magazine of mine was having a discussion of it. The author also spent a lot of time apologizing if he offended anybody, but the people who are likely reading this book are likely already on his side, and besides that, if you're writing a book about how wife want casual sex Hauula exploits men, you are ix to likely offend some people.

I made it halfway through this book, and I blok think I'm going to go any. I had a lot of hope for this book; perhaps that was my problem -- too high of expectations. Aug 12, vi macdonald rated it did not like it Shelves: This sacramento transexuals bullshit would actually be kinda is there anything good about men book if it wasn't so depressing.

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Does this book seriously want me to pity poor unfortunate exploited men who this book alleges are oppressed by the greater freedoms afforded to women in a modern society thanks to feminism? Does this book genuinely want to try and convince me that it's tuere women or trans and non-binary individuals for that matter who are suffering and oppressed by the way society views gender, but actually men?

Good is there anything good about men book This meninist bullshit would actually be kinda funny if iis wasn't so depressing.

Brizendine's book “The Female Brain” introducesitself by saying, “Men, get ready to Thequestion of whether there's anything good about men is only my point. In a series of books including The Myth of Male Power () and Why Baumeister plausibly explains why there are more "men at the top. Dave Shiflett reviews Roy F. Baumeister's "Is There Anything Good About Men?" and Peter McAllister's "Manthropology.".

horny woman Sciota Pennsylvania Good fucking Lord. Dec 26, Jim Ballmann rated it liked it. The first part of the book was pretty interesting, and challenges some commonly held beliefs between men and women. That was for is there anything good about men book first pages. After that, he takes the same points and beats the reader over the head with them over and. This isn't something I'd recommend to a lot of people unless they are extremely interested in gender differences and warn to read a abut opinion.

Jan 06, Samantha rated it did not like it.

It is clear this is heavily biased against women. The author increasing insults women through out without any evidence whatsoever.

You hate women, meco swinger get it. The idea that any sex is inherently lazy or not a hard worker is such bullshit. I was thinking this book was about how a sexist society can actually hurt both women and men, but it was a bunch of whining. View all 3 comments. Sep 05, Nathan rated it it was amazing. So good I wrote something on the back jacket. May 04, Neil H rated it really liked it. There is an instinctual reaction to all the men behavior vs female behavior, which is revulsion.

I recoiled at the idea put forward showing women as domesticated and non creative, no aspirations on a professional level. There are many times I want to out down the book as I perceived it to be sexist and perhaps it is.

But, I look all around me and it is somewhat reflected. But I can say that in my locale; Singapore. Women are provided with a backdrop of contributing to the family fiscally and is there anything good about men book There is an instinctual reaction to all the men behavior vs female behavior, which is revulsion.

Women are provided with a backdrop of contributing to the family fiscally and there are encouraged to work. Whether they succeed to the better part of their professions as well as the men, I can't say.

But there requires a changing worldview of what woman can accomplish when the paternalistic patriarchal prejudice is gone I would love to see this study being pursued in the future.

I'm not convinced that men are the caretakers of risk taking anymore then I believe that men cannot be good house husbands. Feb 08, Bowdoin added it Shelves: Reader in group—During winter break I chose to read something that spoke loudly about my gender. He does not argue that one gender is superior to another but takes the stance that both genders need each other, women need men just as much as men need women.

With numbers of insightful comments that challenged the way I think, th Reader in group—During winter break I chose to read something that spoke loudly about my gender. With numbers of insightful comments that challenged the way I think, this book provides a refreshing look on gender relations.

I recommend this for all to read even if the title may not is there anything good about men book sound so inviting. Jan 28, Jason rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

To view it, click. Didn't finish. Feb 17, Dean rated it did not like it. I found the first quarter of this book really insightful and entertaining, but after that the author begins to diminish the very real accomplishments and struggles that women have.

This is an example of what turned me off about the book: One dramatic and revealing contrast concerns giving birth. What could be more feminine than giving birth? Usually, men were completely excluded. They were not welcome and usually not even not permitted to be present.

All the information and knowledge about the birthing process were kept to women. And then something curious happened. Gradually, after a long time, men were permitted is there anything good about men book, and by using the male methods of pooling information and letting rival theories compete, men discovered ways to make the birth process safer.

Male medicine has been is there anything good about men book to change the birthing process so that many mothers and babies survive who would otherwise have died. It was mainly men, developing their theories about medicine and germs and painkillers and how the body works, who ultimately figured out ways to make childbirth safer, less painful, and less lethal for women and their babies. Indeed, these improvements came relatively fast, when contrasted with the thousands of years during which women held a monopoly on information about birthing.

Feb 19, Frank Lindt rated it really liked it. Although the title is a tat provocative and is mainly used as a sales driverBaumeister makes excellent points in this book. The general tendency in society nowadays is to single out and carolina women who wanna fuck to female under performance in certain areas. Differences in salary and influential positions are a couple of the topics on which there is intense gender debate.

Men, in general, have higher salaries and is there anything good about men book the more prestigious job positions. Baumeister points to data that shows that at the very bo Is there anything good about men book the title is a tat provocative and is mainly used as a sales driverBaumeister makes excellent points in this book.

Baumeister points to data that shows that at the very bottom of society i. A lot of these differences can be traced back to culture. If you are interested is there anything good about men book the economics of sex and the massive transition that the current young men will have to deal with abundant sex while young and relatively less sex while older due to lower female sex drivethis is definitely a book that you should go.

Dec 25, Thu rated it liked it. He really makes a strong case that it is culture created by men that shape men's roles as expendable members of society. The question of whether men only compete with themselves or they conspire to play down women according to some 'imaginary feminist' i want to see my best friend naked extremely interesting.

The book, however, gets too long and repetitive after the first half.

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The author wastes all too many pages on obvious arguments, or simply reiterates his main points. I also expected a stronger ending than a generic "we need both men and women after all". Nov 01, Marmite rated it liked it. I refer to Stacy's review, it reflects most of my objections.

Baumeister might have tried to remain unbiased, but he failed. While reading, the book becomes more and more pro-male, which is understable if you are talking about if there's anything good about men and how men have is there anything good about men book exploited etc etc, but in the end this is of course abkut as boring as reading a biased book about how females have been oppressed and exploited. It is a pity because Baumeister is capable of writing intelligent and w I refer to Stacy's review, it reflects most of my objections.

It is a pity because Baumeister is capable of writing intelligent and well-balanced. I think I'll read "Willpower" again! Jan 17, Celeste rated it liked it. Has some interesting ideas, but fails to back them up with any substantial evidence.

It would have helped if citations were inserted in their appropriate places in the text goof than lumped women looking at nude men in the back.

Baumeister says outright that it's meant to be read more like an essay, but this is rather bad considering that the book often becomes offensive with its assumptions.

Is there anything good about men book, though, the idea of the sexes being "different but complimentary in general " is good. It's nice to not s Has some interesting ideas, but fails to back them up with any substantial evidence.

It's nice to not see iw side or the other presented as lumped-together victims. Oct 05, Vladislav Mikhov rated it it was ok Shelves: When i was choosing this book, i nook my choise on his previous brilliant book "Masichism And The Self".

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But to my disappointment in this book he wanted not to be offensive to anyone: This book, in my opinion, not bad but insipid and vapid. Dec 15, Stuart rated it really is there anything good about men book it. The author offers an interesting perspective on gender roles and the evolving american culture. His sociological background is nice though he can be a bit too objective at times. The nature of the topic makes it difficult to have no bias one way or the.

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Apr 03, Seth Turner rated it it was amazing. I really is there anything good about men book reading this book, and it was a lot more la weekly personals in its arguments than the short essay.

I felt the book didn't stray far from common sense and research, but YMMV. Mar 02, Sara Goldenberg rated it it was ok. Excellent author, well-researched topic with some surprises. I like most of his books! There are no discussion topics on this book. Readers also enjoyed. About Roy F.

Roy F. He is a social psychologist who is known for his work on the self, social rejection, belongingness, sexuality, self-control, self-esteem, self-defeating behaviors, motivation, and aggression. And enduring theme of his work is "why people do stupid things.

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