While I can understand that for people soaked in "theory" or who study gender studies at school this book might be unsophisticated or even misleading in particulars, I thought it was interesting and a good starting point. I liked the connection with the class struggle that the author brought to the forefront. I also learned from the book and felt it helped me slough off preconceived notions although I come from a very tolerant and open background. I guess I give it a 3 rather than a 4 because while it educated me it didn't make a big impact on me. I wouldn't hestitate to recommend it though.