Studs, Tools, & the Family Jewels: Metaphors Men Live by

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Peter F. Murphy's purpose in this book is not to shock but rather to educate, provoke discussion, and engender change. Looking at the sexual metaphors that are so pervasive in American culture jock, tool, shooting blanks, gang bang, and others even more explicit he argues that men are trapped and damaged by language that constantly intertwines sexuality and friendship with images of war, machinery, sports, and work. These metaphors men live by, Murphy contends, reinforce the view that relationships are tactical encounters ...

Studs, Tools, & the Family Jewels: Metaphors Men Live by 2001, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299171308

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