Legalizing Misandry: From Public Shame to Systemic Discrimination Against Men

McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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Paul Nathanson and Katherine Young believe that this reveals a shift in the United States and Canada to a worldview based on ideological feminism, which presents all issues from the point of view of women and, in the process, explicitly or implicitly attacks men as a class. They argue that ideological feminism is silently reshaping law, public policy, education, and journalism.
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Paul Nathanson is a researcher, religious studies, McGill University, and author of Over the Rainbow: The Wizard of Oz as a Secular Myth of America.

Katherine K. Young is James McGill Professor of religious studies at McGill University. Paul Nathanson is a researcher in religious studies at McGill University. They are co-authors of Spreading Misandry: The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture and Legalizing Misandry: From Public Shame to Systemic Discrimination Against Men and are currently working on the concluding volume of the series -- Transcending Misandry: From Feminist Ideology to Intersexual Dialogue.

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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Published on
Dec 31, 2006
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667
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9780773559998
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English
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Social Science / Gender Studies
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