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Gender Knot Revised Ed: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy
by Allan Johnson
Temple University Press, 2005
Paper: 978-1-59213-383-3 | eISBN: 978-1-59213-384-0 | Cloth: 978-1-59213-382-6
Library of Congress Classification HQ1075.J64 2005
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.3

The Gender Knot, Allan Johnson's response to the pain and confusion that men and women experience by living with gender inequality, explains what patriarchy is and isn't, how it works, and what gets in the way of understanding and doing something about it. Johnson's simple yet powerful approach avoids the paralyzing trap of guilt, blame, anger, and defensive denial that often result from conversations about gender. He shows how we all participate in an oppressive system we didn't create and how each of us can contribute towards its dissolution. He argues persuasively that something much better is possible and that our individual choices matter more than we can ever know. This revised, and updated edition features expanded discussions of:

* the core characteristics of patriarchy and its power as a social system
* the relationship between individuals and social systems
* "men's movement" assessments of patriarchy and gender inequality
* key—and controversial—terms such as sexism, privilege, and political correctness

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