THE TROUBLE WITH WOMEN IS MEN by Dorothy Roe

THE TROUBLE WITH WOMEN IS MEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dorothy Roe mounts her soap box as she thrashes out in militant style against the assaults of H. L. Mencken, Philip Wylie and Lee Mortimer. A little late on the scene to dispute the great satirist of the twenties and the verbose rebel of the forties? Perhaps -- but apparently Miss Roe feels that their criticism is still a potent weapon in the hands of today's male dissenter. In a man's world which gave rise to the unique feminine creature of the twentieth century, Modern Woman has responded to her new roles with remarkable success and sanity. Much of what the author ""reveals"" concerning the trapped housewife, the guilt-ridden working mother, the unmarried career woman is hackneyed and repetitious, but her high spirited pull-no-punch defense adequately compensates. The book will hold you -- from the colorful if exaggerated vignettes of American family roles to the gossipy tidbits on famous and successful career women to her heated solutions climaxed by a new feminine bill of rights. Who are the spinsters, widows and grandmas of the 1960s? are clubwomen flighty? do housewives lead pushbutton lives? Those with traditional stereotypes are forced to take another look. Those who have had a good look will find this a bit superficial -- though animated and quite entertaining.

Publisher: Prentice-Hall