The End of Men: And the Rise of Women Audio CD – Audiobook, 3 Sep 2013
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One of the most controversial books since Naomi Wolf's The Beauty Myth (Stylist)
Explosive (Daily Mail)
Very readable, entertaining, informative . . . alarming (Management Today)
Rosin's reporting is not just deep and thorough and responsible, it rises to the level of art (Financial Times)
Fascinating (Sunday Times)
Rosin is a gifted storyteller with a talent for ferreting out volumes of illustrative data, and she paints a compelling picture of the ways women are ascendant (Time)
One of the year's most sparred over books (Times)
Fascinating (David Brooks New York Times)
A persuasive, research-grounded argument (Esquire)
Provocative . . . makes us see the larger picture (Wall Street Journal)
Rosin has her finger squarely on the pulse of contemporary culture . . . fresh and compelling (USA Today) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind.
But this is no longer true.
Women are no longer catching up with men. By almost every measure, they are out-performing them.
·Women in Britain hold half the jobs
·Women own over 40% of China's private businesses
·In 1970, women in the US contributed to 2-6% of the family income. Now it is 42.2%.
This is an astonishing time. In a job market that favours people skills and intelligence, women's adaptability and flexibility makes them better suited to the modern world.
In The End of Men, Hanna Rosin reveals how this has come to pass and explains its implications for marriage, sex, children, work, families and society.
Exposing old assumptions and drawing on examples from across the globe, Rosin shows us how we must all adapt to a radically new way of working and living.
'Rosin's reporting is not just deep and thorough and responsible, it rises to the level of art' Financial Times--This text refers to the Paperback edition. See all Product description
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On the back cover of the book it is stated that 50% of those in jobs in the UK are women. So what? Over 50% of the population are women. It also states that women dominate professional schools on every continent except Africa. While women may be the majority of students in faculties such as law and medicine in some developed countries, they are in a tiny minority when it comes to professors and those who are in the management of education and in control of the finance which is allocated to education. She doesn't mention at all the number of women who are denied education completely in some parts of the world. She also doesn't mention the fact that only 14% seats on the boards of European companies which are quoted on the stock markets are occupied by women. Anybody who doubts the dominance of men on the world stage should have a look at the photographs of the get-togethers of the countries of the United Nations.Count the women leaders.
I think the problem with this book is that the author concentrates on a small set of people in a certain socio-economic position, and ignores the plight of poor women, single parents and those on welfare. Even those women she writes about in relation to their so-called sexual liberation have adopted stereo-typical male standards of behaviour in their work and in their love lives, and are not particularly fulfilled in either.
I could go on, but will finish with the observation that if you wish to read an academic book which is based on a wide sample of different societies, and which give a comprehensive view on gender today, this is not the book.
From what I could gather Ms Rosin seems to think that we men have in some way lost our 'maleness' - that being the ability to make more money, get higher grades and generally be better human beings then our womenfolk - and at times I found myself agreeing with her, and then hating myself for doing so. And then hating myself for hating myself for agreeing with her. And then just getting all plain confused.
She does have a point though. Since feminism came along we've let ourselves go a bit, us men. Reckon we held that door open a little too long and now we're stuck out in the rain being laughed at. But hey ho - that didn't bother me none as I stretched out on my couch smoking and reading and scratching my what-nots. You ladies wanted empowerment - enjoy!
Back to the book. It seems to comprise of Ms Rosin hanging around with a load of really busy women with waster husbands who lead her to the easy conclusion that we're all total dweebs. She doesn't say so in as many words but it's there sure enough, in all them clever short sentences she uses, you know the type when you just give a minor detail, such as 'Hank sits there picking his nose and dribbling whilst Mary-Lou changes all six children whilst finishing her thesis,' before changing subject like the point's already been made. But I didn't mind this, and in fact I kind of wished that she'd provided the telephone numbers for these men at the back of the book as they all seemed like pretty clever guys to me, the sort of fellows I'd happily share a little XBox time with providing they wasn't too good or got rude and shouty down the headset, if you know what I mean. Seems like they were doing just fine sitting on their couches smoking cigarettes - just like me - whilst their lady folk went out and earned all the money and did all the shopping and got all the degrees and such. Seems like a pretty fair deal.
Anyways, I got about halfway through the thing before my wife came home with our three children and it was time for me to watch her feed them and put them all to bed again, which I did, with a beer, on my couch, still in my underpants. But before you get the wrong idea about the kind of man I am I want you to know that I did two other things that night, started two 'beginnings' if you like, to combat all this male end-ness.
The first thing I done was email Hanna Rosin and invite her over for a beer so that she could study me for her next book, 'Goodbye Man!' or 'Men? What Men?' or whatever else she chooses to call it. Reckon I'd make a great case study just like all them others.
The second thing I done was start my own novel, 'The End of Underpants,' 'cos 56% of mine have got a hole in them and the way I see it when they're gone I won't be able to afford any more. Now all I gotta do is write a few descriptions of the worst offenders in my grots draw and hey presto - instant bestseller. I might even take some pictures of some of my wife's newest fancy knickers as proof that underpants are officially coming to an end.
Gotta go now - my wife's just getting back in from her night shift at the strip club (empowerment baby!) and I don't want her to catch me fiddlin' with her laptop. Ciao.
1) The statistical data is selective at best and flawed at worst. Here is a breakdown of the statistics used in the book:
2) Since publication, one of the stay-at-home dads involved in the book has complained of being misrepresented in the book. His story makes for interesting reading:
3) On another level, one must feel pity for Rosin's son for the way she has publicly cast gloom over his life chances. The stereotyping which emanates from the book has had some British commentators frothing.
Needless to say, Rosin will make a shedload of cash from this and see this as proof of her case. Meanwhile, in the Declining West, both women and men will see their economic power diminish. Now that is something which will, in her words, cause 'a ripple', and which both genders will have to adapt to.
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