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I was given this book as a joke by one of my friends on my wedding day two years ago. Since then it has been on my bookshelf unread. I pulled it out today since I ran out of reading material and wanted something to read while going to work. Now, I haven't read this completely but man, this book is something else.
It is written by Esther Vilar and published in 1971 and some of the views are out there. But suprisingly some of the views I found were right as well. An example:
If a young man gets married, starts a family, and spends the rest of his life working at a soul-destroying job, he is held up as an example of virtue and responsibility. The other type of man, living only for himself, working only for himself, doing first one thing and then another simply because he enjoys it and because he has to keep only himself, sleeping where and when he wants, and facing woman when he meets her, on equal terms and not as one of a million slaves, is rejected by society. The free, unshackled man has no place in its midst.
This really does speak true to me because as in another thread, a bachelor is seen as someone with a problem but those who are married are seen as good with few "drawbacks". Another post agree on my lines of thinking that this isn't the case and that there are married people with larger "drawbacks" than bachelor ones.
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 v*****.
As a married person, I can see this becoming true, though I haven't had this experience. You do something bad, thus no sex, but if you do something good then you get it.
If praise is applied in the correct dosage a woman will never need to scold. Any man who is accustomed to a regular and conditional dosage of praise will interpret its absence as displeasure.
This is something I do not know about or feel comfortable with. If the man feels he has done a good job, he should be proud in knowing so and not be bothered on what the SO thinks.
Now, I haven't finished the book nor have I agreed with everything she says in the book. Some parts make sense some do not. What is your opinion if you have read it or on her quotes?