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Men On Women by Kevin Childs

October 1986, no. 85

Men On Women by Kevin Childs

McPhee Gribble/Penguin, 164 pp, $7.95pb

Men On Women by Kevin Childs

October 1986, no. 85

Reading Kevin Child’s book, Men on Women, creates the irresistible temptation to answer on behalf of the women. I can imagine them offering the following kind of replies to their sons and lovers:

Mrs. Lurie: Morris was one of those babies who go rigid every time you pick them up for a cuddle. I felt inadequate so I scrubbed the floors. Unconditional love he wants! Who doesn’t?

Sonia McMahon, Margaret Whitlam and Tamie Fraser: We’ll charge you royalties, Phillip Adams, if you tell that story again.

Susan Lever reviews 'Men On Women' by Kevin Childs

Men On Women

by Kevin Childs

McPhee Gribble/Penguin, 164 pp, $7.95pb

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Comment (1)

  • Having met the author of the work which is the focus of this review at the weekend, and having stumbled upon some other provocative reviews from the past in recent weeks, I wonder whether any consideration has been given to rerunning some of the lesser known and more scandalous reviews from the past. In many cases they point to much more interesting and engaged times.
    Posted by Patrick Hockey
    23 November 2023

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