Posted by: unhcragd | February 2, 2009

Literature Review – Stiffed, the Betrayal of the American Male

In her book titled Stiffed, author Susan Faludi examines the masculinity crisis plaguing our culture at the end of the ’90s. According to Faludi, as much as the culture wants to proclaim that men are made miserable — or brutal or violent or irresponsible — by their inner nature and their hormones, even in the world they supposedly own and run, men are at the mercy of cultural forces that disfigure their lives and destroy their chance at happiness. As traditional masculinity continues to collapse, the once-valued male attributes of craft, loyalty, and social utility are no longer honored, much less rewarded.

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