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American society has become anti-male. Men are sensing the backlash and are responding. They're dropping out of college, leaving the workforce, and avoiding marriage and fatherhood at alarming rates. The trend is so pronounced that a number of books have been written about this man-child phenomenon, concluding that men have taken a vacation from responsibility. But why should men participate in a system that seems to be increasingly stacked against them?

As Men on Strike demonstrates, men aren't dropping out because they are stuck in arrested development; they are acting rationally in response to the lack of incentives society offers them to be responsible fathers, husbands, and providers. In addition, men are going on strike, either consciously or unconsciously, because they do not want to be injured by the myriad of laws, attitudes, and hostility against them for the crime of happening to be male in the 21st century. Men are starting to fight back. Men on Strike explains their battle cry.

©2013 Helen Smith, PhD (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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A must read for all Men

Insightful explanation of the last bastion of modern day state sponsored discrimination and advice for men to find their voice and stand up for equality, fairness and respect.

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A well written essay that gets it... more or less

Showing a clear understanding of the litigious minefield American men face, written at times, like a letter to the administrators of a school of a bullied child from an overprotective mother.

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Great listen!

Made me want to join a Mens Movement haha! Very informative and enlightening, will listen to it again.

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Powerful book

I was both impressed, disturbed and inspired by this book. This is a necessary book. All men and women who want to live in a just society where people trust and respect each other should read this.

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Diluted impact

Sounds like a sad motivational tape, misses the potential impact by bypassing real issues for men outside of the legal aspect. I think the author sensed men could one day get with the ‘program’ .....however people, men are now living better lives away from how women have positioned themselves in life. In time, the values the book portrays like education are no longer relevant? Sure, distrust women and protect yourself, it’s an easy story to work out and ultimately move on?

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  • Stephen Reid Kidd
  • 07-11-2017

Finally, someone said it!

It might be too late, but this book said it well. Society needs men willing to fight for it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-01-2018

Eye-opening perspective.

I intend to talk to my 3 sons in great depth about the choices they make in the future with regards to marriage and children.
The scenarios the author cites are scary.

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  • Bruh
  • 22-12-2017

“I swear by my life and love of it...”

I started feeling like something was off shortly after I was old enough to vote, at first I thought the world was just screwed up and there was nothing I could do. After seeing the lack of benefits in middle management I found a better paying job that allowed me to “go Galt”. Of course I had no idea that’s what I was doing. As someone who considers himself a libertarian (small ‘L’), I figured Atlas Shrugged was essential to read as it was the book most touted by established libertarian leaders. It was after reading that and discovering objectivism that I realized going “Galt” was exactly what I was doing. This book by Dr. Smith was fantastic in pointing out that, among other things, I’m not alone in this. A highly recommended read!

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  • T
  • 28-05-2018

Every man must read

great book, great author, great narrator.

men's issues exist, just not in the feminized female imperative, female centric world, just because men don't complain like women, doesn't mean they have a ton of issues.

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  • Jason L.
  • 30-01-2018

Justice and liberty for all

This topic is important! There's supposed to be justice and fairness for all. Feminism fought for that, but just for women. Men have helped with women's rights, and it's wonderful to see a woman helping with men's rights. This is not about furthering anyone's priveleage. This is about basic fairness and the rights that go with true egalitarianism! Egalitarianism was the goal of Feminism right? We're not there yet, we've left men behind, and it's time to keep that promise, if not with Feminism, then by some other means, but it MUST happen.

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  • T. Mills
  • 17-06-2018

A Must Read In 2018

Dr. Smith nailed it. I have been saying and feeling this way for years and to hear and read a book that shined the light on these issues are amazing. Finally a voice for what is really going on in culture with the family court systems. I have experienced many of the things Dr. Smith uncovered in my divorce some years ago. Thanks for writing this book.

T. Mills Tampa FL.

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  • Omar Kandeel
  • 17-11-2017

Interesting book

As an Arab married to a European, I thought the argument and information in the book interesting. It gave me a new insight on Western culture and I think it even helped me understand my wife better.

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  • Idge
  • 09-06-2018

Best book I have read/heard in my lifetime. It is!

Hands down a best eye opener in 21 century on the destrucive effects of feminism to US and other western societies. I highly recommend this book!!!

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  • Drifter1911
  • 10-05-2018

fantastic intro

This book is thought-provoking and fantastically interesting. As a man who greatly appreciates the work of Ayn Rand, the idea of carrying over "going Galt" into manhood is intriguing. This is a good intro into some issues facing men and has piqued my interest for further reading.

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  • J. Felder
  • 03-11-2020

A Sobering Reality Check on Being Male Currently

This book is raw truth, that is often shamed away as 'whining.' The reality is that Men are asked to fix society and save civilization and nations. However, the same society shows apathy in the courts and disdain in the media. Until Men are appreciated, there's little incentive, hence why so many men are walking away.

Some of the critics say this is just whining, or there are too many anecdotes and not enough studies cited. First, being dismissive further proves the author's point. Second, this is a warning, not a textbook, so look elsewhere for scholarly references. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, I noticed there were people who didn't like it, but none of the naysayers proved that this content is not true.

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  • rjj
  • 15-11-2017

A wonderful production

Hugely thought provoking and timely. Dr Smith sensibly demonstrates what most men have suspected for years - that men are under attack in today's society . she points out how it has become acceptable to engage in anti-male rhetoric and actions which would never be tolerated against women. She illustrates convincingly and frighteningly how men are withdrawing from relationships, marriage and society's skewed expectations as they see no point in fighting a losing battle.

Dr Smith does, however, give real life examples of how men have challenged and fought back and she gives a certain hope for the future - or at least indicated how a turning point could be established.

A fabulous book, excellently narrated.

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  • John
  • 17-05-2019

This book should be mandatory in schools

Just amazing thank you Helen for our book I will make sure to teach my son of things you mentioned in a book to protect him from this rigged system.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-09-2020

Very knowledgeable

I loved it, very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend as it is a very informative piece.

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  • Paul McLeod
  • 02-04-2020

Fantastic

I really enjoyed the audiobook. I think it’s what I was looking for and agree with the content.

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