I’m not especially keen on the idea of recommending books I haven’t read, but I wanted to share books from both sides of this argument. So I asked my non-feminist followers what books they recommended. You can bet I’ll be adding them to my list. For more “in-betweener” reads, Lance recommends a lot of good stuff on his episode reading list.
“What if everything you’ve been told about women in America is wrong? What if what your college professors taught you – along with television, movies, books, magazine articles, and even news reports – have all been lies or distortions?”
“In Manning Up, Manhattan Institute fellow and City Journal contributing editor Kay Hymowitz argues that the gains of the feminist revolution have had a dramatic, unanticipated effect on the current generation of young men. Traditional roles of family man and provider have been turned upside down as “pre-adult” men, stuck between adolescence and “real” adulthood, find themselves lost in a world where women make more money, are more educated, and are less likely to want to settle down and build a family.”
“Political analyst and commentator Carol Platt Liebau takes a hard look at the pervasiveness of sex in today’s culture and the havoc it wreaks on young people.
“Sheila Jeffreys examines the activities of feminist campaigners around such issues as child abuse and prostitution and how these campaigns shaped social purity in the 1880s and 1890s. She demonstrates how the thriving and militant feminism of late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was undermined, and asserts that the decline of this feminism was due largely to the promotion of a sexual ideology which was hostile to women’s independence. The circumstances about which she writes are frighteningly familiar in the present political climate.”
“Porn in America is everywhere–not just in cybersex and Playboy but in popular video games, advice columns, and reality television shows, and on the bestseller lists. Even more striking, as porn has become affordable, accessible, and anonymous, it has become increasingly acceptable–and a big part of the personal lives of many men and women.”
BTW, Goodreads, our favorite website in the world, has even more books that could be added to this list. Be sure to check it out, and send us your favorite conservative feminism reads. Happy reading!