Paul Nathanson

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Paul Nathanson is a Canadian religious studies academic. He has a BA in art history (1968); an MLS (library service, 1971); a BTh (Christianity, 1978); an MA in religious studies (Judaism and Islam); and a PhD (1989). He began his academic career by writing Over the Rainbow: The Wizard of Oz as a Secular Myth of America, "about the convergence of sacred and profane patterns in popular culture."[1]

Together with Katherine K. Young Nathanson has published a series of works on the subject of misandry, which is a form of prejudice and discrimination against men and boys that has become institutionalized in North American society.


  • Over the Rainbow: The Wizard of Oz as a Secular Myth of America (1991)
  • Spreading Misandry: The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture (2001)
  • Legalizing Misandry: From Public Shame to Systemic Discrimination Against Men (2006)
  • Sanctifying Misandry: Goddess Ideology and the Fall of Man [1] (2010)
  • Transcending Misandry: From Feminist Ideology to Intersexual Dialogue [2] (upcoming)

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  1. ^ 'Alumnotes', McGill News Fall, 2002.