The End Of Men
For thousands of years men have been top dog. But now the tides are turning:
● More than a third of mothers in the US and UK are the main breadwinner
● More than 40% of businesses owned in China are owned by women
● For every 2 men who receive a BA in the US, women receive 3
● Since 2010, for the first time in British history, women are filling half of the nation's jobs
● Women dominate colleges and professional schools on every continent except Africa
● Young single women in the US earn MORE than young single men
● 75% of couples in US fertility clinics are requesting girls NOT boys
Economies have shifted away from dependence on manufacturing in the last 100 years. Employers don't need brawn, they need intelligence and communication, qualities available to both men and women. But women's willingness to be flexible with traditional gender roles is now allowing them to pull ahead.
In The End of Men, Hanna Rosin coins the phrases Plastic Woman and Cardboard Man - women adapt to change and are willing to re-train whereas men are more rigid and set in their traditional roles. She covers all aspects of life - from our relationships, parenting, careers, to sex, murder and management.
Hanna Rosin is a senior editor at The Atlantic Magazine and a founder and co-editor of Double X, Slate's women's section. She has written for the New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, and The New Republic, and for a number of years covered politics and religion for the Washington Post. She lives in Washington, DC.
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