“Are Men Necessary?” by Maureen Dowd. Essay Topic Paper

Eng – 118

March 24, 2006

Research Paper

Topic: Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide by Maureen Dowd

Overview: In this book Dowd examines the state of feminism and the modern relationship

between men and women. Dowd compares the ideals of the women of the feminist

movement and what they fought for to the modern woman and her outlook on the same


Woking Purpose of Paper: I will take the ideas in this book and compare them against some of

readings of we’ve done this semester. Dowd appears to be a traditional feminist who

would agree more with the originators of the feminist movement than to the modern


Sources: The assigned readings plus reviews of Dowd’s book.

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