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The second sexism : discrimination against men and boys

Author: David Benatar
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
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"Does sexism against men exist? What it looks like and why we need to take it seriously. This book draws attention to the 'second sexism, ' where it exists, how it works and what it looks like, and responds to those who would deny that it exists. Challenging conventional ways of thinking, it examines controversial issues such as sex-based affirmative action, gender roles, and charges of anti-feminism. The book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Benatar, David.
Second sexism.
Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
(DLC) 2011038087
(OCoLC)754908694
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Benatar
ISBN: 9781118192306 1118192303 9781118192313 1118192311
OCLC Number: 780444609
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 288 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
What is the second sexism? --
Male disadvantage --
Explaining male disadvantage and thinking about sex differences --
From disadvantage to wrongful discrimination --
Conscription and combat --
Responding to objections --
Affirmative Action --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: David Benatar.

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