The Liberated Man
Beyond Masculinity: Freeing Men and Their Relationships With Women
This book is all about masculinity and the response to the women’s movement. Farrell’s book suggests that men do benefit from gender equality. Gender roles and other societal pressures get in the way of a true mature relationship. For the time, this was a pretty groundbreaking book. He talks about the ten commandments of masculinity which include cultural rules such as don’t show vulnerability or emotions; always have an answer to all problems at all times. Though dated, it might make an interesting discussion topic for men and women today. He has other books that garnered more controversy. Depending on your collection objectives, you might find a place for this book.