This book is exactly what I was looking for. American men studies tend to be driven by male loathing sycophants who are trying to get in good with the stereotyped "male-hating" feminists. The reality is most feminists do not hate men, and the more modern schools of feminism are very capable of seeing the many positive aspects of masculinity. Synott is a Canadian genius. His work literally changed my life. So many things I wanted to say but lacked the words, statistics, or scholarship to be able to, he lays out in a clean and concise manner. This book gave me everything I need to hold my own in discussions about my sex.