The main idea behind the book is that women are not oppressed by men but rather control men to their advantage. The book argues that, contrary to common feminist and women's rights rhetoric, women in industrialized cultures are not oppressed, but rather exploit a well-established system of manipulating men. Vilar writes, "Men have been trained and conditioned by women, not unlike the way Pavlov conditioned his dogs, into becoming their slaves. As compensation for their labours men are given periodic use of a woman's vagina.
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Harry Potter. Popular Features. Home Learning. The Manipulated Man. Description Esther Vilar's classic polemic about the relationship between the sexes caused a sensation on its first publication. In her introduction to this revised edition, Vilar maintains that very little has changed. A man is a human being who works, while a woman chooses to let a man provide for her and her children in return for carefully dispensed praise and sex. Vilar's perceptive, thought-provoking and often very funny look at the battle between the sexes has earned her severe criticism and even death threats.
But Vilar's intention is not misogynous: she maintains that only if women and men look at their place in society with honesty, will there be any hope for change. Table of contents Author's introduction The slave's happiness What is man?
What is woman? A woman's horizon The fair sex The universe is male Her stupidity makes woman divine Breaking them in Manipulation by means of self-abasement A dictionary Women have no feelings Sex as reward The female libido Manipulation through bluff Commercialised prayers Self-conditioning Children as hostages Women's vices The mask of femininity The business world as a hunting ground The "emancipated" female Women's liberation What is love?
Review quote 'A provokative, runaway bestseller. She studied medicine and sociology before becoming a writer. Her latest play is Jealousy. She lives in Barcelona and London. Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
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