Perpetuating Gender-Based Sexual Inequality Book Review by Nicky

Perpetuating Gender-Based Sexual Inequality
A critique of "All The Rules: Time Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right" by Fein and Schneider.
# 148138 | 1,362 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Sep 07, 2011 in Literature (American) , Psychology (Social) , Gender and Sexuality (General)


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Description:

The paper outlines one of the main underlying premises in "All The Rules: Time Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right", that is that the normal evolution of the typical dating relationship does not lead to an offer of marriage and that by altering her approach to relationships with men, women can improve the chances of a marriage proposal from any given relationship. The paper highlights the gender-based sexual moral standard in today's Western society and argues that instead of liberating women from the unjustified and prejudicial sexual double standard, the suggestions offered in connection with securing marriage proposals actually do the exact opposite by encouraging women to play into preconceived stereotypes and attitudes that ensure their continued social and sexual inequality.

Outline:
Introduction
Gender-Based Sexual Morality
The Rules for Perpetuating the Sexual Double Standard
Analytical Criticism

From the Paper:

"In "All The Rules: Time Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right" (Fein & Schneider, 2007), the authors present comprehensive dating advice for women with the intention of improving their chances of securing a marriage proposal from men. One of the main underlying premises of the thesis is that the normal evolution of the typical dating relationship does not lead to an offer of marriage and that by altering her approach to relationships with men, women can improve the chances of a marriage proposal from any given relationship. In truth, the book is little more than a contemporary reformulation of the age-old advice that women play "hard to get" predicated on the metaphorical theory that one who has access to milk for free has little incentive to buy the cow."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ackerman, Diane. A Natural History of Love. New York: Vintage (1995).
  • Baker, Robert, and Elliston, Frederick. Philosophy & Sex. Buffalo: Prometheus (1998).
  • Branden, Nathaniel. The Psychology of Romantic Love. New York: Bantam (1999).
  • Fein, Ellen, and Schneider, Sherrie. All The Rules: Time Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right. New York: Grand Central Publishing (2007).
  • Margulis, Lynn, and Sagan, Dorion. Mystery Dance: On the Evolution of Human Sexuality. New York: Summit (1999).

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