The End of Men by Hanna Rosin
And the Rise of Women

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Ms. Rosin makes us face the uncomfortable evidence that many men are engaging in a sit-down strike.
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A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world.
Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively ahead. And “the end of men”—the title of Rosin’s Atlantic cover story on the subject—has entered the lexicon as dramatically as Betty Friedan’s “feminine mystique,” Simone de Beauvoir’s “second sex,” Susan Faludi’s “backlash,” and Naomi Wolf’s “beauty myth” once did. 

In this landmark book, Rosin reveals how this new state of affairs is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. With wide-ranging curiosity and insight unhampered by assumptions or ideology, Rosin shows how the radically different ways men and women today earn, learn, spend, couple up—even kill—has turned the big picture upside down. And in The End of Men she helps us see how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future.
 

About Hanna Rosin

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HANNA ROSIN is a senior editor at The Atlantic and a founder of DoubleX, Slate's women's section. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, The New Republic, and The Washington Post, and is the recipient of a 2010 National Magazine Award. Rosin lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and three children.
 
Published September 11, 2012 by Riverhead Books. 321 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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NY Times

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Reviewed by Jennifer Homans on Sep 13 2012

Human history? Global economy? Her evidence for women the globe over consists of thin, small facts cherry-picked to support outsize claims.

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Reviewed by Mary Beard on Oct 03 2012

...Rosin's book teems with examples of the decline of modern man and the rise of woman in terms of money, education, employment and power.

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Reviewed by Carol Tavris on Sep 07 2012

Ms. Rosin makes us face the uncomfortable evidence that many men are engaging in a sit-down strike.

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Reviewed by Annalee Newitz on Sep 13 2012

Though Rosin offers plenty of statistical evidence that many women are no longer getting married and that children are optional, she pays no attention to what such statistics might mean.

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