The Gender Knot

  • by Allan G. Johnson
  • Narrated by Gary Roelofs
  • 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Gender Knot, Allan Johnson's response to the pain and confusion that men and women experience by living with gender inequality, explains what patriarchy is and isn't, how it works, and what gets in the way of understanding and doing something about it. Johnson's simple yet powerful approach avoids the paralyzing trap of guilt, blame, anger, and defensive denial that often results from conversations about gender.
This edition features:


Updated references, data, resources, and examples, especially in relation to issues of sexual orientation and gender identity (e.g., gay marriage, transgender)
A new chapter, "What Changes and What Does Not: Manhood and Violence", that provides an extended analysis of the causes of men's violence as a patriarchal phenomenon

The book is published by Temple University Press.

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What the Critics Say

"Johnson's book is beautifully written, thoughtful, and provides compelling analyses of patriarchy and the powerful ideology that supports it and inhibits change. It is a guidebook for a life-changing adventure." (Contemporary Sociology)
"An excellent gift for anyone who 'just doesn't get it' about feminism." (Psychology of Women Quarterly)

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Everyone should read/hear this!

Probably the most influential book I have ever read. Will most certainly be reading it again soon!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-02-2016
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks