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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Harvey Mansfield's Manliness

Harvey Mansfield’s silly book Manliness has been roundly trashed in reviews and even in interviews with the author.

Based on consumption of those pieces, herewith, my executive summary of Manliness.

Men are manly. Women are not. Margaret Thatcher is manly. Women should make 1/3 of household income and do 2/3 of domestic chores in order to give their manly spouses time to read books like Manliness to reassure themselves that they are indeed manly and that it is all somehow part of the order of the universe that the gender roles that Mansfield prescribes are just so.


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