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Stiffed The Betrayal of the American Man Read ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç [PDF / Epub] ☉ Stiffed The Betrayal of the American Man Author Susan Faludi – One of the most talked about books of recent years in Stiffed the Pulitzer Prize winning author ofS to collapse the once valued male attributes of craft loyalty and social utility are no longer honored much less rewardedFaludi's journey through the modern masculine landscape takes her into the lives of individual men The Betrayal of the American eBook #8608 whose accounts reveal the heart of the male dilemma Stiffed brings us into the world of industrial workers sports fans combat veterans evangelical husbands militiamen astronauts and troubled bad boys whose sense that they've lost their skills jobs civic roles wives teams and a secure future is only one symptom of a larger and historic betray. Once upon a time No After World War II American soldiers returned home with a legacy and a dream to pass on to their sons Space exploration Academia Scientific research Art The American sons built on that legacy They were a great generation because the DID something They BUILT something Fast forward to the late 20th Century Men face a new world defined by mergers acuisitions stock market bravado that moved money and credit from shell to shell And they started losing their jobs Laid off again and again At the dawn of the 21st Century American men could reinforce their masculinity and their agency by BEING Or APPEARING to be something Suddenly the system that has always defined women by appearance by sexiness and celebrity started gobbling up boys and men who in turn felt castrated Instead of looking at the massive corporate paradigm shift that displaced men from farm from naval shipyard and from the manager's office we looked at women Women were beginning to pass men up Women were beginning to delay marriage and develop careers And men felt listless and cheated foreverLike Backlash Stiffed is long and dense But it puts the responsibility of this great cultural neutering of men where it belongs It points to the growth of media influence the ever growing lust for corporate profits and the notion of masculinity itself as culpritsStiffed asks for a cool headed exploration of the major changes in manufacturing and international trade that led to the corporate jettisoning of men from their place as breadwinner And it succeeds

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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 The Betrayal of the American eBook #8608 irresponsible by their The Betrayal of PDFEPUB #229 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 continue. This was nearly as good as Backlash She interviews a wide range of men in America from Stallone to a group of men who dress as dogs to go to football matches There is a description of a men's group that put me off the idea of going to a men's group for life If there was ever a book to show that the feminist revolution is about the liberation of men too this is it

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Stiffed The Betrayal of the American ManOne of the Betrayal of eBook #8608 most talked about books of 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 PDFEPUBin the name of independence It's something our society is doing to women The book was nothing less than a landmarkNow in. 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