The End of Men: And the Rise of Women

The End of Men And the Rise of Women Essential reading for our times as women are pulling together to demand their rights A landmark portrait of women men and power in a transformed world Anchored by data and aromatized by anecdotes

Essential reading for our times, as women are pulling together to demand their rights A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world Anchored by data and aromatized by anecdotes, Rosin concludes that women are gaining the upper hand The Washington Post Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind But Hanna Rosin was the firsEssential reading for our times, as women are pulling together to demand their rights A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world Anchored by data and aromatized by anecdotes, Rosin concludes that women are gaining the upper hand The Washington Post 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 Today, 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 our current 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 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.

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  1. Hanna Rosin was born in Israel and grew up in Queens, where her father was a taxi driver She graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1987, where she won a number of competitions on the debate team with her partner David Coleman She attended Stanford University, and is married to Slate editor David Plotz they live in Washington, D.C with their three children.

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  1. This is my first review I m writing it because I m on page 89 and I ve almost thrown this book across the room 91 times I can t wait three weeks until book club to express my disdain Hanna Rosin is not a sociologist, she s not an economist, and she doesn t have anything interesting to say One particularly egregious paragraph in the introduction begins, Yes, the United States and many other countries still have a gender wage gap Yes, women still do most of the child care And yes, the upper reach [...]

  2. This is a curious, curious book It is certainly well written and researched but the argument is extremely unconvincing because it is so very selective More than once, Rosin claims, for example, that sexual assault rates are lower than ever She also says this angers feminists as if feminists want women to be raped at high rates Rosin doesn t acknowledge how under reported rape is, nor does she begin to broach the topic of sexual harassment and street harassment women face Not a day goes by when I [...]

  3. As many other comments have already noted, this book is short sighted The first problem is that Rosin is really relying on antiquated gender binaries to define the roles of heterosexual men and heterosexual women She ignores the contributions of the LGBTQ community as though they haven t factored into the revolutionary re positioning of humans in our society and culture Second, her tone is so dismissive of men and so cavalier concerning their roles as husbands and fathers, that is seems that she [...]

  4. I think that the reviewers in general have been a little tough on Ms Rosin Its funny to me that this website is exactly what Ms Rosin it talking about Look at the people who are trying to win books Even the books with male oriented themes a large majority that try to win them are women I teach for 25 years at a junior college and the young women are better prepared in general highly motivated and goal driven than the young men and they READ This is what Ms Rosin is arguing with a nice blend of [...]

  5. As I was reading this book, it seemed to me that Rosin made no real attempt to deconstruct the social anxieties surrounding these shifting paradigms of power and gender, in fact I felt that parts of her book played dangerously into fears of emasculation Rosin makes a passing reference to the ways in which professions or careers associated with women are often devalued, but makes no attempt to deconstruct this mode of thinking It seemed to me that at various time Rosin had the potential to make s [...]

  6. Hanna Rosin, I m a fan I subscribe to the fabulous Double X podcast a spin off of the Slate section that she founded and edits , and her work for the Atlantic is among the most original and insightful long form pieces She s written about crime moving from urban to suburban areas July 2008 , about evangelical Christianity s role in schools and the economy in the Atlantic and her first book, God s Harvard , and, of course, the earth quaking End of Men July 2010 The last piece is absolutely a must [...]

  7. The is a frustrating book Rosin is a journalist, not a social scientist, and the shifting gender roles she s elucidating really deserve a rigorous analysis The plural of anecdote is not data, but we know that already It s an easy read and it s fun getting dirty looks on the train from people who see the cover and it is interesting It s just not all that persuasive in the end, perhaps because it s not really clear what Rosin is trying to convince me of Is the rise of women economically, domestic [...]

  8. Full somewhat rambling review annajcook 2012 09Excerpt In the event you ve been in a media blackout since July 2010, Rosin originally wrote an article for The Atlantic under the same sensationalist title a title which she apologizes for as the book dedication perhaps that s when you should rethink your marketing strategy Said article was one of a rash of journalism lite pieces proclaiming the 2008 recession a he cession and suggesting that as male unemployment rose it was women who stood to gain [...]

  9. I can imagine that this is a great book for starting arguments I can also imagine that lots of people wouldn t want to wait until finishing the book to let the argument begin All through reading it, I kept wanting to tap the author on the shoulder and say, but wait a minute Here s what I think This is a book that demands discussion, and earns an extra star on that point alone.Despite the sensationalist title, the book is basically a progress report on the state of modern feminism how far women h [...]

  10. Barring some sort of nuclear catastrophe, in which case all of those post apocalyptic movies will come true and Denzel Washington will rule the Earth, it looks as though Rosin is correct The end of male dominance as an economic and social force is nearly here Rosin makes a convincing argument that the future belongs to the gender able to adapt to a health and service oriented economy and that ain t Denzel But if she thinks men will cede all that power with a whimper and not a bang, I think she [...]

  11. Wondering why you ve got six Master s degrees and can t find a partner with the same amount of education Wondering why you have such a hard time negotiating on salary or negotiating at all Are you wondering if you have to change your personality to run a company I recommend reading Ms Rosin s extensively detailed and researched manuscript on how women s relentless pursuit of better education and financial status has affected the economic, political and social order as we know it Can men catch up [...]

  12. An endless supply of anecdotes with very little analysis The library wanted it back before I was finished and I saw no reason to renew it.

  13. Less provocative than the title sounds, this book outlines strides made by women in education, careers, and earnings power, and how this is changing marriage and society Short shrift was given to the disparity of women as CEOs and in politics The author first cites that fewer than 6% of Fortune 500 CEOs, only 17% of congress, and 20 out of 180 heads of state are women, but then goes on to describe this as the last gasp of a vanishing age I know things take time, but this seems far from a last ga [...]

  14. I picked up this book because I heard a great deal of buzz most of it negative and wanted to see what all the fuss was about I m now abandoning it for a lot of the reasons touched on in others reviews here The conclusions Rosin draws are almost all based on extremely small or unreliable sample sets her personal experience One business student at Yale doesn t speak for all young women about their attitudes towards romantic relationships I find it rather insulting as a reader that Rosin seemingly [...]

  15. I wanted to like this book I really did but the sensationalized title and the writing itself, just no Rosin s background is in journalism and I feel that should be taken into account when reading this book There are major chunks of it that are just interviews It comes off as of a Joe the Plumber kind of anecdote that a politician would use rather than finding a study from say a social scientist You can tell in sections that Rosin wanted this book to be empowering about women but also to get peo [...]

  16. This book really isn t about the end of men at all but I will forgive them for needing to sell books through a dramatic title The book is really a dissection of the changing gender roles in modern society I found it totally fascinating, despite the fact that it s really hard to make generalizations about such big topics The most interesting part to me is the way that Rosin lays out how, along with increasing income inequality, we also have an increasing cultural divide between upper and lower cl [...]

  17. Also posted atFeminist Mormon HousewivesE END OF MEN the book cover blares ominously It s a deliberately provocative title, followed by an equally provocative first chapter in which women hook up for business and pleasure This strategy may draw attention and sell books, but most of the people I know will never get past that first in your face chapter This is unfortunate since this book raises numerous topics worthy of discussion.Topic the First That title The overarching theme of this book is th [...]

  18. I m not sure I would have read this book on my own volition The author is coming to speak at the university where I work, so I read it in preparation to understand her presentation It is an interesting concept that she has I agree with some points and am intrigued with other points I am also amazed by how some cultures are very slow to change IE Korean I will say that I was both terrified and relieved after reading this book Terrified that my daughter is going off to college after chapter 1 on s [...]

  19. Disappointing Hanna Rosin identifies important threads of improvement in womens lives, then somehow weaves them into a story of a power hungry, emasculating matriarchal takeover of the whole world The facts, and even her own examples, do not support her view Here s one instance Throughout the book, she likes to remind us that single, childless women under thirty make money, on average, than single, childless men under thirty This is a misleading statistic, because it s a comparison between high [...]

  20. This book isn t as controversial or as adamantly pro feminist as the title seems to lead most people to think Many critics get hung up on Rosin s failure to address the lack of female executives and political figures In truth, Rosin is pointing to the tip of iceberg and predicting a imminent groundswell, predicated on women out earning undergraduate and now graduate degrees and women increasingly taking over the workplace because our current economy values traditionally feminine skills and becau [...]

  21. edit i was talking to my husband about this book, who also really likes hanna rosin, and read this book before me he liked it alright as well, and surprised i gave it only 2 stars i use the star rating system here on based on their tooltip descriptions 2 stars it was ok this means to me that i thought the book was ok it does not mean i disliked it that is, after all, what the text is for a 1 star review if that was the case, i would have given 1 star there s a given rubric for the star rating, a [...]

  22. There was a very juvenile thought in my head when I saw the title to this book If all the other men disappear, what does that mean for me Unfortunately this book is non fiction and no one disappears Rather this book portrays a very real trend that has men becoming little than semi employed slackers trying to live in the driveways of their affluent wives or girlfriends Like it or not the economy and jobs that exist today have changed The days of Fred and Barney who enjoy a regular night out bowl [...]

  23. From Orange Is the New Black to my tiny midwestern alma mater, Hanna Rosin is everywhere, and rightfully so The Atlantic editor and New York Times writer examined and reflected on years of research with fairly profound breadth, all while remaining hopeful and honest in her observations What once started as a piece for the Atlantic has since transformed into a socioeconomic analysis of the dramatic, and sometimes systemic, shift of women in places of power namely, professional vocations, in the h [...]

  24. There were parts that were interesting, but most was shit Maybe it would have resonated if I was part of the society she was talking about She implies this is happening throughout America, but doesn t really talk about anyone who was born middle class to educated parents, which is a huge percentage of America Instead she focuses on blue collar workers and the poor I ve heard similar claims before, and they always have the same flaws Rosin has no problem arguing that men s past success comes fro [...]

  25. This provocatively titled book is not some sexist trope on why men are on the wrong end of the evolutionary spectrum, but rather a documentation of the strides women have made in almost all areas of life, with particular emphasis on the new economic power women have wielded beginning about forty years ago It also speaks to the new feminized economy of information and service rather than the brawn economy of manual labor the western world is or rather, already mostly has transforming into I was a [...]

  26. This is a really good journalistic account of the many areas where women have been progressing with men lagging Rosin s narrative, largely, is that particularly thanks to the recent recession, many professions with large male presences manufacturing, finance have been downsizing while female heavy professions medical care, education have been booming Add that to the decades in the making gains by women in higher ed several years ago, women began acquiring over 50% of baccaleaureate degrees , and [...]

  27. Hanna Rosin s The End of Men And the Rise of Women was a great book to end the year s reading program While Rosin notes the elite class of women who still expect a man to take care of them and give them an elite lifestyle, the main coverage of her book covers the changes that are happening to men and women as our economy makes major changes She describes what is happening to lower middle class and working class men as manufacturing moves away while women attain college degrees and move into res [...]

  28. After listening to this debate on Intelligence Squared, the book caught my eye at the library and I just had had had to read it.It was worth it The debate, entertaining though it may have been, was centered around the inflammatory book title, THE END OF MEN OHMIGOSH THE END OF MEN My two sons, 8 and 10, saw me reading this book and rained down a hail of protests and objections such as a book has never quite yet received in my home.The text is a light mix of sociology, statistics, and personal st [...]

  29. In the wake of a recent slough of articles and books discussing and contradicting one another on the trends and roles of women in American society, Rosin joins the controversial and increasingly politicized gender conversation She decisively announces the decline of men in areas they have traditionally dominated, including business, higher education, sexual activity outside of marriage, and cultural contributions Although she does not identify herself as a feminist, she is clearly optimistic abo [...]

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