Started by brian44, Feb 02, 2006, 07:28 AM
If it were written by a "self-made man" it may be interesting. But being its written by a woman.I think I'll pass. My guess, its PC propaganda.
She's getting a lot of press for the book. Some of her discoveries were very pro-male (sympathetic towards our difficulties). I saw photos of her as "Ned" and she really looked like a guy - no "almost" about it. I'm going to give it a read.
"She was also shocked by the women she dated. 'I listened to them talk literally for hours about the most minute, mind-numbing details of their personal lives. Listening to them was like undergoing a slow frontal lobotomy.'"
I think it's worth noting that no one questions her conclusions, they just "oh and ah" about how interesting it is. Yes it is interesting but think about this, how many people would "oh and ah" if it was a man fooling women in the same ruse?
I think it's worth noting that no one questions her conclusions, they just "oh and ah" about how interesting it is. Yes it is interesting but think about this, how many people would "oh and ah" if it was a man fooling women in the same ruse? I don't think so. Criticisims would be flying about how he was unscrupulous and a liar in order to gain the trust of women and enter their personal space. People would be saying how he was still a man and unable to TRULY experience what it is like to be a woman and would likely void his observations as a result. He might even be accused of being a quasi-rapist since he penetrated their trust and personal space without their consent. "What kind of man would do something like that" would be a question that would be heard across the land and on amazon reviews. Contrast that with the reception she is getting.
Agreed.But its actually even worse than that. In the course of her 'experiment' she dated a number of women while she was disguised as a man. But she later revealed to some of these women that she was a woman, and she ended up sleeping with them ** DESPITE ** the fact that she already has a serious, long term partner. If a straight man did that the press would not be giving him such applause.
Vincent says she's healed now and glad to be rid of Ned. But her views about men have changed forever. "Men are suffering. They have different problems than women have, but they don't have it better," she said. "They need our sympathy. They need our love, and maybe they need each other more than anything else. They need to be together."