A book on the subject of the extinction of traditional masculinity and its gradual transformation into ‘soft’ masochistic femininity. The professor of philosophy and biology (born in 1958) approaches the matter in his own right: cross-culturally, comparatively and, at the same time, in a cosmopolitan way. Hence, the genre he uses: a slightly fictionalised, readable essay, a text with an in- depth knowledge of the background but constructed with a fully developed flair for comedy. The author’s dissection of a declining man, his past and present roles, his position in various world societies, his manipulation and manipulability, his ritual games and amusements, the functions of his brain and his penis, etc. All this eventually serves to form an image according to which the protagonist is viewed in a decisively non-masculine manner. The book concludes by saying that it seems as if the ideal of modern society is a homosexual rather than the traditional heterosexual.