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The Resource Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing

Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing

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Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing
Title
Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing
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David Leser
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Language
eng
Summary
'How to find the right words to frame this horror? How to understand why men do what they do to women? How to comprehend this malign force that seems to seep from the male psyche and infect us all? . . . That is the central hope, the appeal, embedded in this book: that other men might join me in this investigation and ruthless self-interrogation-and in doing so, become part of the change that is so urgently required.'David LeserOne of the most talked-about and widely praised articles of our time becomes the water-cooler book of the #MeToo era.In February 2018, the Good Weekend cover story by David Leser, 'Women, men and the whole damn thing', had an extraordinary response. David received hundreds of personal messages from readers around the world - both women and men - urging him to expand his story. Here is that book: a brilliant, impassioned, unflinching account of the firestorm of #MeToo, how we got there and where we must now go.In this essential and incisive investigation, Leser unearths the roots of misogyny, its inextricable links to the patriarchy, and how history brought us to the #MeToo movement and the wave of incandescent female rage that is sweeping the world. Crucially, he also interrogates his own psyche, privilege and culpability as he bears witness to the 'collective wound of the world' and asks how we can move towards healing and profound and permanent change.'An important read for anybody interested in a real dialogue and a real engagement on how to move forward in a #MeToo era. The fact that it is written by a man who is aware of his privileges and led by his curiosity for a genuine understanding makes it all the more important.'Zainab Salbi, author of Between Two Worlds and executive editor and host of #MeToo, Now What?'David Leser has written the book a man needed to write. He has a deep ethical understanding of discrimination against women. He cares about that injustice.But he also cares about how men themselves can be part of the solution. Compassionate, incisive and beautifully written.'Professor Catharine Lumby, academic, author and journalist'A brave plunge into deep waters: a tough, thorough, tender-even loving-book.'Robert Drewe, author of The Shark Net
Summary
One of the most talked-about and widely praised articles of 2018, expanded into the water-cooler book of the #MeToo era. How does evolutionary psychology play into the differences between men and women? How do we navigate relationships now? When does a lumpen footed move become a form of harassment? What happens to our nocturnal desires when the sun goes down? In February 2018, the Good Weekend cover story by David Leser 'Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing' had an unprecedented response from readers all around the world. The public response to the article was extraordinary here and overseas and included hundreds of personal messages from readers and publishers urging David to expand his story.
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10784924
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SALS
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1956-
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Leser, David
Dewey number
302
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:156feab0-2711-4530-ae26-5c75529ffe55
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760871987
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True
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optical disk
Label
Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:156feab0-2711-4530-ae26-5c75529ffe55
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760871987
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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