Save the Males: Why Men Matter Why Women Should Care
Tell a woman we need to save the males and sheâ€™ll give you the name of her shrink. But cultural provocateur Kathleen Parker, who was raised by her father and who mothered a pack of boys, makes a humorous case for rescuing the allegedly stronger sex from trends that portend manâ€™s cultural demise.
Save the Males is a shrewd, amusing, and sure-to-be-controversial look at how men, maleness, and fatherhood have been under siege in American culture for decades. Kathleen Parker argues that the feminist movement veered off course from its original aim of helping women achieve equality and ended up making enemies of men. With piercing wit, this nationally syndicated columnist shows us how the pendulum has swung from the reasonable middle to a place where men have been ridiculed in the public square and the importance of fatherhood has been diminishedâ€“all to the detriment of women, who ultimately suffer most.
The real losers, should we continue on our present course, are not just grown men and women but our children. Young people involuntarily drafted into the squabbles of their parentsâ€™ generation and raised in a climate of sexual hostilityâ€“also known as the â€œhookup cultureâ€â€“may be fluent in porn, but their vocabulary is painfully limited when it comes to relationships.
While Parker gleefully skewers the silly side of the human experimentâ€“like men in dresses and sperm shoppingâ€“she offers sobering statistics on the impact of the anti-male culture on the institution of the family and on relationships.
Exploring our burgeoning â€œslut cultureâ€ and the vividly narcissistic prevalence of vagina worship, Save the Males softens no edges. Parker tackles some of the more taboo subjects in todayâ€™s sexual politics and culture wars with perceptive analysis and a stinging sense of humor that will have America talkingâ€“and chucklingâ€“about saving the males.