The Decline of Males by Lionel Tiger

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Why have sexual and family norms of American society changed so dramatically in the last few decades? Lionel Tiger presents a unique perspective, offering arresting evidence that the real issue is reproduction, a biological process. He argues that the spread of effective contraception, controlled by women, gives them the sole power to decide to, or not to, bear children. Removed from the process of reproduction, men have begun to feel obsolete, resulting in their unprecedented withdrawal from family systems.

About Lionel Tiger

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Dr. Lionel Tiger is the Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University and author of nine books, including "The Imperial Animal" (with Robin Fox), "Optimism: The Biology of Hope, The Pursuit of Pleasure, "and "Men in Groups."
Published April 1, 1999 by Golden Books Publishing Company. 323 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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One of the more annoying aspects of Tiger’s style is that he constantly employs cultural examples in an attempt to support his biological arguments—he goes as far as employing the religious story of Jesus” birth to explain the biological “foundations of human emotionality.” If you didn’t buy the ...

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Males have declined into bewildered, lonely creatures since new and effective contraceptive technology, controlled by women and the anti-male discourse of feminism have led to a pervasive soci

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Somewhat paradoxically, Tiger celebrates single mothers as the heroic vanguard of a new social order in the ""human zoo,"" yet proclaims that it is men who have been ""liberated"" by the women's movement.

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