Are Men Necessary?

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Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide
Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide book cover.jpg
Author Maureen Dowd
Country United States
Language English
Subject Gender Studies, Women
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Putnam Publishing Group
Publication date
November 8, 2005
Media type Print Paperback
Pages 338
ISBN 0-399-15332-2
OCLC 61353155
305.3/0973/090511 22
LC Class HQ1075.5.U6 D68 2005

Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide is a book written by American author and The New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. The book was not well received by critics, unlike her previous book Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk.


In the book, Dowd puts forward her view of the current state of feminism, whether women pursuing a mate is worthy and the belief that smart women are left at home only to be left with only domestic duties. Are Men Necessary? deals with the cultural analysis and memoir of sexual politics along with modern gender relations. There are also her personal views about Hillary Clinton arguing that she destroyed feminism, betraying other women by sticking with her "dissembling, thong-seeking, wife-betraying husband", and becoming a feminist icon in the process.