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Davidson claims feminism has failed because women want an even more masculine and more virile ma. The Failure of Feminism belongs on the shelf of a mens' rights activists or a gender studies student.

Davidson claims feminism has failed because women want an even more masculine and more virile man. He points out that women and feminists have some disdain for the new unisex, metro-sexual man. Or at least don't prefer one as a boyfriend. Not sure how this shows feminism has failed. It may be true that, today, some women harbor private concerns for men (although feminist activism is still considered an unalloyed good - a day doesn't go by without a, a man, being accused of being insensitive, and fired).

THE FAILURE OF FEMINISM By Nicholas Davidson. IN this spurious book, Nicholas Davidson attempts to show that feminism has been wrong in its very premises and has failed women as much as men. 392 pp. Buffalo: Prometheus Books. ''The Failure of Feminism'' begins with a rehash of Midge Decter's 1972 broadside against Betty Friedan, Kate Millett and Germaine Greer. Incredibly, the latter three are represented as the paradigmatic voices of contemporary feminism

Nicholas Davidson, in his book The Failure of Feminism describes an extremist version of masculism which he termed "virism". According to Davidson, in this view "What ails society is 'effeminacy'.

Nicholas Davidson, in his book The Failure of Feminism describes an extremist version of masculism which he termed "virism". The improvement of society requires that the influence of female values be decreased and the influence of male values increased.

Nicholas Davidson, in his book The Failure of Feminism, describes an extremist version of masculism which he termed "virism".

Among many feminists, the growing cachet of feminism is touted as evidence that women’s rights are .

Among many feminists, the growing cachet of feminism is touted as evidence that women’s rights are expanding in America and that more people are getting on board with a feminist program, with Hillary Clinton’s campaign as the first female presidential nominee by the Democratic Party often cited as evidence. Jessa Crispin’s new book Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto is a searing critique of contemporary feminism’s focus on individual choice and self-empowerment at the expense of systematic radical change and collective action.

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Looks at the history of American feminism; argues that the differences between men and women have been made to appear too minor, and suggests an alternative model for male and female roles in society
Nalaylewe
This review is more about the other review written about this book, more so than the book itself.
The book has some valid points, the review written by King of Controversy is just a long-winded rant, (exactly what he claims the book is) and I suggest you read the book for yourself, rather than wasting the time it takes to read KoC's review.
Thomand
Of all the books about Gender or Men's rights I've read (at least the ones from the right), I enjoyed this one the least maybe. The Failure of Feminism is a bit disjointed and unorganized. Though it is done in a 'scholarly' format, with footnotes at the bottom of each page, at times it sounds like a rant. Works like, 'The Myth of Male Power' and 'The Hazards of being Male' and even 'The Manipulated Man' bombard you with so many facts and figures, and are persuasive, too, in their own right. Let's not forget George Gilder's, "Wealth and Poverty", a book Ronald Reagan distributed to his staff as president. Men's rights, contraception, the family, this is where the heart of the Republican party beats - sure, the majority may be 'fiscal conservatives'. . . let's try and not make too much fun of them. Even feminists have gotten into the men-as-victims act, one publishing a book titled, "The War Against Boys", another "Who stole feminism". Haven't read those. Another Amazon reviewer writes, of Esther Vilar's 'The Manipulated Man', "Vilar's book is completely devastating; no one can read it and be unmoved". This is not such a book. The Failure of Feminism gets 4 stars from me simply for the title and the fact I remember so many lines from the work 20 years later. Davidson asks, "Take back the night; from whom, one wonders"?

When I read the book so many years ago I was really focused on men's rights. When I began this review, 20 years after reading this book, I thought back wondering if perhaps Davidson might have been not only a sexist but a racist too? What might he really have meant with his 'Take back the Night' comment? It wouldn't be a surprise. No doubt they are the same thing, both 'manifestations of hatred'. Mostly Davidson just complains.

At one point Davidson parodies the women's movement. . . If I remember correctly. . . he writes about American door knobs and explains how their shape and history is one of oppression towards women. Davidson explains, "Find something that bothers you. Explore how it is caused by tradition and by men, and you will have reproduced the method common to most feminist analysis. Literally, thousands of articles have been written in this manner. If the cause is indirect, so much the better. You will fill your readers with horror as you reveal to them the perversity of concealed influence".

Charlotte Low, who reviewed both Michael Levin's 'Feminism and Freedom' and 'The Failure of Feminism', together, in Commentary Magazine, writes, "Levin is hardly as sanguine as Davidson that feminism is a spent ideology. He argues instead that it has been all too insidiously successful, and is likely to remain so for a long time, largely because it has captured the courts, the government bureaucracies, the educational system from kindergarten through graduate school, and the major philanthropic foundations, which distribute millions of dollars to fund "women's rights" projects". She believes both writers were influenced by another fine work, titled, 'The Inevitability of Patriarchy'.

Davidson claims feminism has failed because women want an even more masculine and more virile man. He points out that women and feminists have some disdain for the new unisex, metro-sexual man. Or at least don't prefer one as a boyfriend. Not sure how this shows feminism has failed. . . How does wanting, and getting, a more protective, more chivalrous, more aggressive man, how is that a disadvantage? We certainly have sex offender registries at home and 'tolerance' statements in the workplace, in case one steps over the line. It's an advantage to have an even more supportive and protective man, if you can find one, and isn't feminism about what's best for women?

The Failure of Feminism belongs on the shelf of a mens' rights activists or a gender studies student. It may be true that, today, some women harbor private concerns for men (although feminist activism is still considered an unalloyed good - a day doesn't go by without a, a man, being accused of being insensitive, and fired). The perceived increase in the number of homosexual men and perhaps even 'white genocide' are of concern to younger women today. I do wonder if the book were to be rewritten or updated today, I wonder if it would focus on some bogus study claiming that more women are unhappy now than at any time? Mr. Davidson criticizes feminism; it's hard to say if he goes as far as to note that increased favoritism towards women is harming men. He doesn't go further still, bringing up mens' issues as the center of his project. This is what needs to done? Just as nonwhite activism won't be going anywhere, no amount of complaining about womens' scholarship seems to challenge it (even its critics react to women's proclamations as if they were true). Favoritism towards women (and I would claim it was only men's roles that needed to be reformed) will only be addressed by men speaking up about their own issues, up and out for themselves. It will be up to men (and concerned women) to form mens' studies centers, mens' studies courses, and student and political groups for men and work to make this scholarship part of the general body of knowledge. This would mean mens' colleges, and opening all sports K-12 to those of any gender. At minimum, we must live up to the commitments to justice we've set for ourselves. This all needs done, and on balance I am hopeful, but I suspect there are limits to justice efforts . . . it will only be after White men are denied 'affirmative action', too, these programs will begin to end for everyone else. It would certainly be a good idea making the effort, and also asking for it.

While I don't believe feminism has failed, I do believe history will prove Davidson at least partly right, for I suspect that one day this nation will pass a Violence Against Men act and make serious moves in this direction. After all, men and boys are much more likely to run afoul of violence or misconduct? It is true, this is overwhelmingly (at least physical violence) at the hands of other men but how often is this done in the service or at the behest of the fairer sex? If violence and wrong-doing against men were seriously damned, if men were protected, too, would the result be a nonviolent society? Once women can no longer gain advantage from men's violence they will no longer have a preference for men who are more violent. What would such an outcome reveal about our troubled history?

At one point, Davidson talks about people supporting him and helping him while he wrote this book. It sounds as if he may have been living out of his friend's house. I enjoyed this bit of commisery. He offers some advice at the end. He says, if you're ever on TV, Donahue show or what have you, you have an advantage, "never mind that you hold the truly compassionate position, people will literally have never heard your ideas before". That is certainly true. If there were justice in this world, people would have heard his ideas, and Davidson would be an important community leader. A member of some university or corporate board's 'diversity' panel. I certainly hope he is.
The Failure of Feminism ebook
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Nicholas Davidson
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Prometheus Books; First Edition edition (January 1, 1988)
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