The Privileged Sex

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Createspace Independent Pub, May 18, 2013 - History - 310 pages
Ever since Betty Friedan published The Feminine Mystique back in 1963, all of us have been told that women are discriminated against, oppressed, exploited, and abused by men. The barrage of accusations is intense, relentless, and seems to have neither beginning nor end. But are the charges true? Do women really have a worse time of it than men? This volume, one of the very few in any language, takes on these questions head on. Roaming far and wide, it examines many aspects of the problem as it has presented itself from the time of ancient Egypt right down to today's most advanced Western societies. To anyone accustomed to the tsunami of feminist claims and complaints, the answers will come as a surprise.

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Prof. Emeritus Martin van Creveld of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is one of the world's best- known experts on military history and strategy. His interest in women's history and feminism dates back to the early 1990s when he testified in front of the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces. One of the outcomes of his research in the field is the present volume. Previously published in Germany and in Brazil, in both countries it made the cover of leading news magazines. Currently it is being translated into Dutch as well.

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