It is definitely noteworthy! I did find Reynolds' narration to be wonderful
This review will cover the last half of this book. You can find Part 1 of this review here.
Thus far I have been very impressed,
as well as sometimes shocked at these revelations of
males' aggressive, abusive, and misogynistic behaviors toward females.
But I also realize that I am now at a much different place in my life.
As an older female, I don't give a damn! If you are a male and you're even halfway considering mistreating or abusing me, you'd better carry a big stick with you!
'Cause I'm comin' after you with whatever I have on hand...and I know some moves!
So beware! And, honestly, I have always been much more combative in this regard than most of the other females I've known throughout my life, no matter at what age.
My husband researched interpersonal violence between males and females for his PhD.
Before we were even dating, in those first 9 months as very best friends, I once asked
him if I demonstrated enough self-confidence to hopefully avoid being attacked.
His response? "If a male selected you as a potential victim, he needs to do something else.
You are definitely not a woman any man with sense would dare mess with."
(I am paraphrasing from memory.) I just remember feeling proud of that.
Now, back to the book!
As Gen Ryan states in "Until When #MeToo":
As Mark saw all of the #MeToo Facebook postings from his female friends, he realized that as a man
then their lives are forever worsened.
And we share those lives with them--if one part suffers, every part suffers with it.
As a result, women are understandably less open with us, less trusting of us,
and less able to be fully alive and present in our lives as well.
And this simply cannot be. (p 155)
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (p 155)
that a woman feels comfortable discussing her assault with. (p 155)
about the waitress' ass, what are we doing to change that? (p 156)
then we must make the consequences of their actions force them to change--
both in their behavior and attitudes.
And if we do that, then we will no longer be fully complicit in a world that results in umpteen million women having to post "#MeToo" in their Facebook feed today.
So gentlemen, let's pledge to have a lot more difficult conversations between ourselves, so that there are fewer difficult "#MeToo" posts
from the women in our lives. (p 158)