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Book Review of Are Men Necessary?: When Sexes Collide

Are Men Necessary?: When Sexes Collide
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Provocative title aside, I found that Maureen Dowd's Are Men Necessary?: When Sexes Collide consisted mainly of her private musing over American gender relations. The New York Times Op-ed columnist covers familiar ground including dating rituals and expectations, pop evolutionary psychobiology, Viagra, Botox, Anita Hill, and Hilary Clinton, with some Washington and elite journalistic name-dropping thrown in. One is either going to appreciate her acerbic wit (more likely if you share her liberal views) or find her biased and overgeneralizing. The book is very easy and quick to read, but I thought it lacked an overall coherent argument. Loved the dust jacket artwork, though.


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