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LitReview - "The Manipulated Man"

The quintessential staring point, and quite a shock to read in it's naked and unforgiving analysis of male-female interaction in western culture. The thesis and central tenets of the book are a vitriolic attack on feminist ideolody and approach. It is perhaps more true and relevant than ever. If it's not in your local library-Order It.
The irony for most first-time readers of this short volume is the natural reaction to recoil at what is said. This, in itself is a function of the conditioning effect described in the book. The image shown is the dustcover from the 1973 reprint, with an amusingly dated jacket-design by Pat de Groot. Ask a friend for a copy, or get your own copy, as it is currently in reprint. The book also appears to be available to read online HERE, without additions. There is an article about the author at wikipedia, for further sources. It was banned for some time in the U.S., apparently home of free speech.

So I hadn't imagined broadly enough the isolation I would find myself in after writing this book. Nor had I envisaged the consequences which it would have for subsequent writing and even for my private life - violent threats have not ceased to this date.
- Esther Vilar, August 1998

 A very important book for young men, and while anecdotal, it does ring true and it offers a new way of looking at the sustained and unjustified attacks aimed at them for over 40 years.

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