If you haven't done so already, buy a copy of Laura Kipnis's newest book, The Female Thing, subtitled Dirt, Sex, Envy, Vulnerability.
I went to a reading and Q&A earlier this week with the author. I really only have good things to say about her talk and the way she handled the questions. As a relatively square-looking guy sitting by myself at this event, I'm sure I was out of place, as were possibly my questions.
But there's a lingering thought in my mind, which is this: what about the men? I mean, the feminist cause is surely worthy. It was in its time, and if you read some of the causes they took up, shockingly needed. Sure, there's some kookiness and vaguely frightening militant tendencies, but at the core there's something profoundly right about it.