Sex Roles (2012) 66:571–573 DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-0114-2 BOOK REVIEW Expendable and Disposable? Discussing Cultural Exploitation of Men Is There Anything Good About Men? How Cultures Flourish By Exploiting Men. By Roy F. Baumeister, New York, Oxford University Press, 2010. 280 pp. $24.95 (hardback). ISBN: 978-0195374100 Elin Weiss Published online: 8 January 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012 Baumeister’s 2010 Is There Anything Good About Men? is, few examples). In regards to how culture exploits men, according to the author, an essay containing a number of theories Baumeister’s main argument states that men are expendable serving the purpose of answering two main questions: Is there in that their lives are less valuable since men are the ones anything good about men, and how does culture exploit men? drafted to war. Men also carry out dangerous and dirty jobs First, Baumeister opens the discussion by claiming that and distribute wealth from men to women. gender inequalities exist as a result of women’s and men’s According to Baumeister, two traditional explanations have social preferences and social styles. Women prefer close, usually been referred to in relation to gender inequalities. These intimate relationships while men flourish in big and compet- are men’s biological superiority
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