It's tough to be a guy these days, just ask feminist Susan Faludi! She says a lot of men feel beaten down, even obsolete. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, do men feel powerless? We'll talk with Susan Faludi, and football player-turned-writer Elwood Reid. Also, the best and worst fathers...in the animal kingdom
In "The Emperor's Embrace," Jeffrey Masson writes about fatherhood in the animal kingdom. Masson tells Jim Fleming that Emperor Penguin dads fast for months holding their eggs on their feet to keep them warm. He says the big primates and domestic dogs have no interest in fatherhood, but wolves are terrific dads!SEGMENT 2:
Susan Faludi tries to explain why so many men feel powerless in her book "Stiffed." She tells Steve Paulson that some men feel their contributions to society are no longer valued and that they feel they have no place in a culture obsessed with celebrity, the young, and the new. Also, football player turned fiction writer, Elwood Reid, talks with Jim Fleming about his collection of short stories - "What Salmon Know." He says he likes to write about working class people and has lived many of the stories he tells.SEGMENT 3:
Radical feminist philosopher Mary Daly tells Judith Strasser why she refuses to teach male and female students together in her feminism classes. She says a women-only space is of unique value to her female students and that she offers the same instruction to men in other settings. Daly's latest book is "Quintessence." Also, Katha Pollitt, a columnist for "The Nation" who has taught at Barnard College, tells Steve Paulson that she disagrees with Daly. She says Daly should teach any student who pays tuition to the university, and exercise her professional skills to manage her classroom if anyone is disruptive.Cassette copies are available at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 99-11-21-A.
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