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Nautical (of a sailing vessel) relatively resistant to heeling or rolling
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Rather, she notes that cultural concepts of manhood have always been based on care-taking, social responsibility, and productivity--values she sees embodied in the workingmen of a glorified industrial past, like the rugged steel factory foreman in the 1946 photo on the cover of Stiffed. The older order may have "exploited men's health and labor," may have "broke[n] the backs and spirits of factory workers and destroyed the lungs of miners," but at least, Faludi writes wistfully, "it defined manhood by character, by the inner qualities of stoicism, integrity, reliability...the desire to protect and provide and sacrifice."
I had the luck this summer to spend a weekend with my relatives Doug and Loft Chambers, and I thought of them as I read Susan Faludi's latest book, Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man.
Stiffed: A True Story of MCA, the Music Business, and the Mafia.