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Ellen Willis

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816680788

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816680788.001.0001

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Toward a National Man Policy

Toward a National Man Policy

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(p.172) Toward a National Man Policy
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Beginning to See the Light
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Ellen Willis

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680788.003.0021

This chapter presents the author’s satirical account of the apparently serious man shortage in the US. At first, most women assumed the situation was temporary, a side effect of unavoidable dislocations in the country’s psychic economy. There was a lot of private grumbling, but no calls for action. But lately the atmosphere has begun to change. More and more she hears ominous talk of a “man crisis” and allegations that the government and the media have been covering it up. She recalls a conversation at a party where a few dozen women shared their horror stories on trying to find a man. Polygamy is also proposed as a solution to the problem.

Keywords:   men, males, man shortage, polygamy

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