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Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing

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Paperback Published: 5th August 2019
ISBN: 9781925266108
Number Of Pages: 336

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One of the most talked-about and widely praised articles of 2018, expanded into the water-cooler book of the #MeToo era.

How to find the right words to frame this horror? How to understand why men do what they do to women? How to comprehend this malign force that seems to seep from the male psyche and infect us all? . . . That is the central hope, the appeal, embedded in this book: that other men might join me in this investigation and ruthless self-interrogation-and in doing so, become part of the change that is so urgently required.'

One of the most talked-about and widely praised articles of our time becomes the water-cooler book of the #MeToo era.

In February 2018, the Good Weekend cover story by David Leser, 'Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing', had an extraordinary response. David received hundreds of personal messages from readers around the world - both men and women - urging him to expand his story. Here is that book: a brilliant, impassioned, unflinching account of the firestorm of #MeToo, how we got there and where we must go now.

In this essential and incisive investigation, Leser unearths the roots of misogyny, its inextricable links to the patriarchy and how history brought us to the #Metoo movement and the wave of incandescent female rage that is sweeping the world. Crucially, he also interrogates his own psyche, privilege and culpability as he bears witness to the 'collective wound of the world' and asks how we can move towards healing and profound and permanent change.

About the Author

David Leser is an Australian journalist, author and public interviewer. A former Middle East and North American correspondent he has been a journalist for 40 years and become widely known in Australia for his in-depth profiles and stories on social and political issues.

Industry Reviews

'An important read for anybody interested in a real dialogue and a real engagement on how to move forward in a #MeToo era. The fact that it is written by a man who is aware of his privileges and led by his curiosity for a genuine understanding makes it all the more important.'
Zainab Salbi, author of Between Two Worlds and executive editor and host of #MeToo, Now What?

'David Leser has written the book a man needed to write. He has a deep ethical understanding of discrimination against women. He cares about that injustice. But he also cares about how men themselves can be part of the solution. Compassionate, incisive and beautifully written.'
Professor Catharine Lumby, academic, author and journalist

'A brave plunge into deep waters: a tough, thorough, tender - even loving - book.'
Robert Drewe, author of The Shark Net

ISBN: 9781925266108
ISBN-10: 1925266109
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 5th August 2019
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3
Weight (kg): 0.44

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