I have just finished reading the excellent new book - "SPREADING MISANDRY - The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture" (By Nathanson & Young - ISBN 0-7735-2272-7), and I must admit that my reactions are rather mixed. It is kind of like visiting the doctor with a funny pain that you can't quite identify and being told you have a serious problem, only different. On the one hand the anxiety of not knowing is now over, although the news that clears it up is not in the least welcome.
In truth this work could be considered two and a half books inside one cover. One book presents the authors view of the popular culture of Misandry, and another the Nature of what is presented as "Ideology Feminism" (which some may recognize as being quite similar to 'Gender Feminism' / 'Superiority Feminism' / 'Feminazism' used by others). There are also well documented appendices dealing with everything from daytime talk shows to deconstructing the so called 'Deconstructionist' movement.
(...)I would recommend this book to anyone interested in modern gender relations, as they lay bare so much that is currently obfuscated by propaganda and media spin, and put it all out for public inspection. In fact it kind of reminds me of the movie 'The Wizard of Oz', where toto the dog pulls back the curtain and shows the mighty Oz at work making a big show out of smoke and mirrors. I am sure that the response from academia will be much the same as the exposed 'Wizard' - "Pay No Attention to the Womyn Behind the Curtain."
The authors also examine that highly elusive creature known as "Popular Culture", primarily through its most common carrier of Misandry - the movies and television. (...) This book is as good as it gets when it comes to exposing such type professional scapegoat artiste, and paradoxically all the more depressing for the fine job it does.
You will certainly get your money's worth from reading "Spreading Misandry", but with strong medicine there may be an unpleasant aftertaste. Don't blame the authors though, like a competent doctor they have conducted a professional examination and rendered a valid diagnosis, even if nobody is overly fond of the disease discovered.
"Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality was tacitly denied by their philosophy. The heresy of heresies was common sense." -- George Orwell, 1984