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Paperback Men's Work : How to Stop Violence That Tears Our Lives Apart Book

ISBN: 0894868101

ISBN13: 9780894868108

Men's Work : How to Stop Violence That Tears Our Lives Apart

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Book Overview

Acknowledging that there are no easy answers to the problem of male violence Kivel helps men confront the political, social and personal forces that generate and reward misogyny, hatred, anger and violent behaviour and shows men how to reclaim the power and responsibility needed to unlearn the lessons of control and aggression.

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Men's Work

I bought this book for my husband who read it before but lost the book. He is reminded how to use the skills taught in this book by picking it up often. He is a brainiac so if he brags about this book, it really must be a good one. Oh, and the proof is in the pudding; he's a pretty happy guy :)

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I received the book quickly and it was in the condition the seller described it as. Thank you.

GR8 Book

This is a great bookto understand men and where ethey come from but not to excuse their behavior.


Any man willing to take a true inward look will benefit from reading this book. As Kivel points out, this is really our work to do as men - to take a look at what makes us prove our worth by posturing ourselves and emphasizing our power over others. This isn't easy because the priveledge that comes with power is so latent in what we do, we have to really listen to ourselves as well as the women in our lives and these simply aren't things that men are typically socialized to do. If more men would stop being defensive when women or allies of women call men on their sexism or appeal to their humanity and would begin to address how we perpetuate male dominance, we would not only live in a much less violent and tolerant society, but I think we would find that men would be much happier as a result of having better relationships in their lives.

Men's Work - a worthwhile read

This book is well worth reading, especially for men who want to understand and do something about gender based violence. It is accessible and addresses the issues in a down to earth way providing insights significant for both men and women. Suitable for high school age through adult.
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