Neil Lyndon is a reformed lefty. He tears into the feminist movement like a bulldog with lockjaw. Although it does get a little personal and for good reason. Neil does write exceptionally well and it's obvious that he's a professional writer. I thought it would be a book that was just going to throw out statistics that are usually taken with a pinch of salt. Instead Mr. Lyndon gives a reasoned arguments that feminism was really bad for men. And women. And society. If you want a different view on feminism and some of the reasons Britain is in decline I recommend this as a more than good start. Thanks Neil.
An excellent critique of feminism from the perspective of the early 1990s when it was originally written. Lyndon, as a Boomer who mixed with the fashionable leftist circles who first fell enthusiastically to feminism gives an involving first hand account of this social scene and how feminism and similar New Left ideas were so easily able to gain traction. The weakness of the book in my view comes towards the end as Lyndon fails to suggest a convincing alternative path to the feminist one, and as such the book feels a little like it just peters out. But the critique itself is incisive and right on the money.
This truly is a work of utter heresy. Truth almost always IS heretical and, in a post-industrial culture built on state-enforced lies, this exposé of the supremacist delusion of feminism is like a bullet to the corpus of everything you were taught to believe since childhood. Neil is a brilliant writer, of solid mind and educated opinion, but the thrust of this book goes against the grain of popular paradigm like a cold, heavy blade - even delivered in such a caring, well-mannered tone. It's certainly a staggeringly brave work. The first (heavily moderated) publication practically killed the author's career back in the 1990s, but he's given up on caring about that and has demonstrated real grit in letting this unexpurgated, fleshed-out version loose. For anyone who cares about the future of their children, being increasingly miseducated about who we are as humans, this could not come recommended highly enough.
This book (or part of) was effectively censored & then silenced the first time around. Understanding the small history of the feminist vilification of the original "No More Sex War" is important, only adding further credence to the overall message re-presented here. I don't necessarily agree 100% with all that's presented but that's good when discourse on gender is deep within such a complicated, contentious state of flux. The work is still contemporary & the author is authentic.
By the very fact this is book was suppressed and the treatment received by Neil in daring to speak the truth about the toxic elements of feminism and it's adoption by our mainstream culture speaks volumes in validation of all he wrote.