"On many levels this is a timely and convincing gazetteer of contemporary human and political folly, and Oakley freqently turns a very neat phrase, as when she notes that "cars dominate public space in much the same way that men dominate public life"....This is an intriguing and challenging collection of disparate essays". Ken Worpole, Books
Oakley shows how every aspect of our lives is dominated by male/female power structures, and forces us to take a step back and see how and why gender inequality has thrown our society out of balance.
Argues against the assumption that the imbalance of the sexes is the inevitable consequence of our genes, psyches and unchangeable economic motives.
Combines personal narrative with social commentary and eye-opening statistics to provide a provocative account of the state we're really in.