I suppose perseverance in the face of richly justified mockery must be manly, because Harvey Mansfield must by now be a great practitioner of it.
I never get tired of reading reviews of Harvey Mansfield's book Manliness. It's just so much fun to see Mansfield being taken to the woodshed over and over again.
Here, once again, a reviewer (Martha Nussbaum, basically the best person alive to refute Mansfield completely) massacres Mansfield.
But more than just an excoriation of a very silly man and a very dumb book, the review says a lot about what feminism is, and isn't, and what scholarship is, and isn't, and ultimately, what courage is, and what it definitely is not. Unlike Mansfield's book, it is quite valuable.
More Mansfield on LGB:
1, 2, 3, 4