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By John D. MacDonald

ISBN-10: 0449126765

ISBN-13: 9780449126769

"A knight in a little bit tarnished armor, " "the considering man's Robin Hood, " McGee lives by myself on his boat, the Busted Flush. Rejecting the fashionable global, adhering to a undying experience of honor and legal responsibility, he's extra and not more than a personal eye. From the writer of The Deep Blue Good-by. Original.

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Publication Date: 2008-12-02
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Boys and men boast about their heterosexual exploits in school locker rooms and their adult equivalents, and men may be called upon at any time to defend themselves against implications that they are anything other than blatantly and enthusiastically heterosexual. The ubiquitous taunts of the schoolyard provide one means to assert heterosexual masculinity; crimes motivated by hatred of homosexuality provide a more extreme alternative. Gay men are disproportionately the victims of this kind of hate crime, and young white working-class men are the most common perpetrators.

2 Whatever other changes it has wrought, the women’s movement has not loosed a new breed of violent female criminals on society (Chesney-Lind and Irwin 2008; Lauritsen, Heimer, and Lynch 2009). So where does that leave gender? Emancipation theory in itself actually offers an account of the demise of gender; Adler and Simon contended that the women’s movement would take women beyond the social constraints of femininity, that liberation would make gender irrelevant. Given continuing substantial sex differences in arrests, must we return to biological accounts that link higher rates of criminality to masculine physical superiority?

In Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 film, Kill Bill (and in its 2004 sequel—and in dozens of other films since), female characters stabbed, sliced, and decapitated their way through the film. Parodying a slogan of the women’s movement, one critic writing about the film put it this way: “The message from Hollywood is clear: You’ve come a long way, baby. Now kill someone” (Leland 2003). This message can be heard across the media spectrum. In video games players can become female characters and lay waste to entire planets.

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