The Second Sexism: Discrimination Against Men and Boys

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John Wiley & Sons, 7 Μαΐ 2012 - 288 σελίδες

While the manifestation of sexism against women is widely acknowledged, few people take seriously the idea that males are also the victims of many and quite serious forms of sex discrimination.

So unrecognized is this form of sexism that the mere mention of it will be laughable to some. Yet women are typically exempt from military conscription even where men are forced into battle and risk injury, emotional repercussions, and death. Males are more often victims of violent crime, as well as of legalized violence such as corporal punishment. Sexual assault of males is often taken less seriously. Fathers are less likely to win custody of their children following divorce.

In this book, philosophy professor David Benatar provides details of these and other examples of what he calls the “second sexism.” He discusses what sexism is, responds to the objections of those who would deny that there is a second sexism, and shows how ignorance of or flippancy about discrimination against males undermines the fight against sex discrimination more generally.

 

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Περιεχόμενα

Male Disadvantage
25
Explaining Male Disadvantage and Thinking
77
Questions about the Beliefs
84
Conclusion
96
Responding to Objections
173
Affirmative Action
212
Conclusion
239
Bibliography
266
Index
285
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David Benatar is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence (2006).

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