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Summary

For almost a decade, Richard Herring has been answering sexist trolls on International Women's Day when they ask 'when is International Men's Day?' in the mistaken belief there isn't one. 

If only the trolls had learned to use Google they'd realise that there is an International Men's Day - it's on November 19th. 

In The Problem with Men Richard expands on his Twitter discussions and tackles some of the big questions surrounding the problems of toxic masculinity - for women, but also for men - including:

  • Should men fear feminism?
  • Is society sexist against men?
  • Could you win a point against Serena Williams? 

*spoiler* The answer to all of these is no.

With Richard's signature humour and insight, The Problem with Men is a book for anyone striving for an equal society, all year round.

©2020 Richard Herring (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

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Musings on masculinity made crystal!

This book starts as an entertaining and informative zoom on a small and relatively benign (yet infuriating) aspect of toxic masculinity. Then it starts zooming out, bringing into view the more troubling and deeply rooted stuff that causes men to act in the way they do. I had to keep pausing it just to relish the pleasure of having Mr. Herring concisely articulate thoughts and hunches I myself have grappled with in vain. I love the little Twitter interludes - demonstrating Richard's ability to keep chipper in the face of such crushing banality and blunt thought. I also like that he acts like a sort of filter; a man on the gates sorting out the idiots so us women get to enjoy the day with a bit less nonsense. Really really good stuff Richard! X

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it Doesn't Answer The Question!!

I have sent Mr herring (I refuse to capitalise his name) hundreds of tweets over the span of 9 years using a variety of fake Twitter accounts and I have used each one of these tweets to ask a very very very simple question, which he had supposedly finally written a book to answer.
So I buy the book using a valuable credit that I could have saved for something by Jeremy Clarkson and I listen to Mr herring wittering on in that supposedly amusing way of his for hours - there's even a woman on it - and at no point does the question get answered.
I want a refund.
When is International Men's Day?

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Fun, easy listen.

Super easy listen, loads of interesting points presented in a fun, non-confrontational way. Read with charm by the author.

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boring

agree with the message but it's repetitive and poorly written. insufficient content for a book this should have been an article.

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funny and thought provoking

I laughed at and learned from this book. I found it really thought provoking. Highly recommended.

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very good

but why isn't there A Problem with Men book about men! Remember to celebrate November 19th!

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Good book, great extras

This book is pretty short, but interesting and informative. The extras are great, particularly the Deborah Francis-White interview.

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I'm left wondering....

...is there an international mens day, and if so, when is it? We may never know.

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short but essential listening for all!

if you don't know when international men's day is or think there isn't one.. this is for you..

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You’ll find out when International Men’s Day is.

Many, many times!

There is of course a serious message delivered in this book, and the discussion points raised are important ones.

I enjoyed the book. At times, Herring can be a little over enthusiastic in his rant, and that can make things loud.

Other than that, I enjoyed this short analysis on men, equal rights and various other aspects of society.

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  • 10-03-21

Richard Herring "Proves" that Male Feminists are Best

No matter how far down the woke ladder you stand, this is an excellent book to help you move up a rung or two. Or, at the very least, show you what a wazzock you are for not even knowing such a ladder exists.
A witty and insightful look at Richard Herring's own obsessive, ten year guardianship of educating fellow Twitt-iots about when International Men's Day is, it's November the something, I can't be bothered to remember, or Google it.
Very funny listen for people serious about gender equality and for men who want to know how to start their journey into de-wazz-ification.

I'm a man and I approve this message.

Buy it already, audible has a free return policy.

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  • 11-11-20

When IS international men’s day?

The king of woke Twitter trolling returns with a hilarious new book . It’s great for Men and Women and trolls. It’s funny !