- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Riverhead Books; Reprint edition (September 3, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1594631832
- ISBN-13: 978-1594631832
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 214 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #167,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"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
"A fascinating new book." –David Brooks, The New York Times
"Pinpoints the precise trajectory and velocity of the culture... Rosin’s book, anchored by data and aromatized by anecdotes, concludes that women are gaining the upper hand." –The Washington Post
"A persuasive, research-grounded argument... The most interesting sections in The End of Men show that in the portions of the country where, through culture and money, something like equality between the sexes is being achieved, the differences between them collapse." –Esquire
"Heralds the ways current economic and societal power shifts are bringing 'the age of testosterone' to a close and the consequences." –Vanity Fair
"Refreshing... Rosin's book may be the most insightful and readable cultural analysis of the year, bringing together findings from different fields to show that economic shifts and cultural pressures mean that in many ways, men are being left behind... The End of Men is buttressed by numbers, but it's a fascinating read because it transcends them... Rosin's genius was to connect these dots in ways no one else has for an unexpected portrait of our moment. The End of Men is not really about a crisis for men; it's a crisis of American opportunity." –The Los Angeles Times
"Especially timely... Rosin has her finger squarely on the pulse of contemporary culture... fresh and compelling." –USA Today
"[Rosin's] thorough research and engaging writing style form a solid foundation for a thoughtful dialogue that has only just begun... It's not the final word on gender roles in the 21st century, but it's a notable starting point for a fascinating conversation." –The Minneapolis Star-Tribune
"Ambitious and surprising... [The End of Men is] solidly researched and should interest readers who care about feminist history and how gender issues play out in the culture... A nuanced, sensitively reported account of how cultural and economic forces are challenging traditional gender norms and behavior." –The Boston Globe
"Backed by workforce stats, [Rosin's] stories forge a convincing case that modern female aptitudes give women the advantage." –Mother Jones
"Makes us see the larger picture... this provocative book is not so much about the end of men but the end of male supremacy... The great strength of Ms. Rosin's argument is that she shows how these changes in sex, love, ambition and work have little or nothing to do with hard-wired brain differences or supposed evolutionary destiny. They occur as a result of economic patterns, the unavailability of marriageable men, and a global transformation in the nature of work." –The Wall Street Journal
"In this bold and inspired dispatch, Rosin upends the common platitudes of contemporary sexual politics with a deeply reported meditation from the unexpected frontiers of our rapidly changing culture." –Katie Roiphe, author of The Morning After and Uncommon Arrangements
"The End of Men describes a new paradigm that can, finally, take us beyond ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ in an endless ‘gender war.’ What a relief! Ultimately, Rosin's vision is both hope-filled and creative, allowing both sexes to become far more authentic: as workers, partners, parents... and people.” –Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter and Schoolgirls
PRAISE FOR HANNA ROSIN'S GOD HARVARD
"God's Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America, is a rare accomplishment for many reasons - perhaps most of all because Rosin is a journalist who not only reports but also observes deeply." –San Francisco Chronicle
"A superb work of extended reportage." –Chicago Sun-Times
"Nuanced and highly readable." –The Washington Post
“[Rosin] covers an impressive amount of ground about women… A great starting point for readers interested in exploring the intersecting issues of gender, family and employment.” –Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
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.
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The one-star reviewers are better informed and can see what the author is and is not doing in this book. As other reviewers have described in depth, Rosin makes no effort to discover why men and boys are falling behind, or what to do about it, for she does not care. She offers no prescriptions for improving the male state for her goal is to program you into thinking that men are beyond hope.
When women are discriminated against, the government cracks down. When girls are falling behind in some subject, the government creates special education programs, scholarships, etc. Now that women are winning, Rosin wants to make sure males are thrown no lifelines.
Through the use of insulting stereotypes and anecdotes, this book is an effort by the author to get the readers to accept the new reality of male underachievement as normal, precluding them from helping men or boys in any way similar to how women and girls have been.
This manipulative work is one of the most cruel forms of misandry I've ever come across.
If you want to read about boys' troubles in school and life and are actually concerned about it, I would recommend you read "Swagger" by Lisa Bloom and "War Against Boys" by Christina Hoff Sommers. For men, I recommend any of the books by Warren Farrell.
Her forecasting models for what this dangerous economic imbalance might entail do not seem in any way systematic. Rather, they are derived from anecdotes, which of course she selects. She claims to be apoltical, merely a faithful chronicler of the "the world as it is," producing a work to transcend the gender wars, a conceit into which many reviewers seem have invested. In its language choice, illustrative examples, and chosen quotations, however, it is a work of considerable misandry. The End of Men looks forward not just to an age in which male supremacy will end; it glories in their approaching humiliation as incompetent, unbending males founder in the new economy while infinitely adaptable women flourish. She never sees fit to examine why boys might be failing, except when, in a remarkably distasteful vignette, she holds up her own son's shortcomings relative to her daughter; she never tires, however, of explaining how women's supposed inherent qualities are bolstering their success. She may well have accurately identified an important social trend, but rather than produce thoughtful social analysis, she has contented herself with a venomous jibe.
I could have told a similar story. I married young, to my high school sweetheart and immediately started our family. My husband had only a high school diploma and had no experience in household chores, but tried very hard to provide for his family. After 10 years of trying to keep ahead of mortgage payments, food and clothing for our kids, unexpected expenses like car breakdowns, layoffs and strikes, I decided to go to college and get a teaching degree. After that, life got a lot easier , but there was still some stress as I eventually became the main breadwinner, causing resentment for both of us. My husband never learned to do housework or child care . He was uncomfortable asking me for money. I felt unappreciated and overworked. When he died at 54, I felt keenly that, although we loved each other, we had not really made each other happy.
As a middle school teacher, I saw the contrast between the study habits of boys and girls. I recall one young man, when asked why he never remembered to prepare for class as the girls in my home room did, replied matter-of-factly, " Everyone knows girls are smarter than boys".
I am now the grandmother of 9 boys and 2 girls. They are all intelligent and most of the boys are headed for success, a couple will need some help. Both of the girls fit the pattern of the ones in the book, ambitious and career-minded.
The book was obviously written before the 2016 election. I wonder how the author would interpret the results in terms of the shifting gender dynamic.
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