Is the rise of women the end of men?

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October 12, 2012, 8:43 am
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(NECN) – Now, it’s a battle of the sexes.

Are women becoming more dominant than men?

One of our next guests has written a book about it.
Hanna Rosin is a journalist and the author of “The End of Men and The Rise of Women."

We are also joined by Michael Kimmel, a leading expert on manhood and masculinity. He's also a professor at Stony Brook University in New York.

Kimmel says he agrees with half of what is Rosin’s book.

“I think the rise of women is incontestable. I think that women’s lives have changed fundamentally in the say past 30 to 40 years…but I’m still here and so are men and so is gender inequality,” says Kimmel. “The question is, is the rise of women the end of men? Or is the rise of women a new opportunity for men?”

Rosin says something that is driving women is that they feel they have to work twice as hard as men, in order to make as much money.

But do women have more opportunity?

“I think we have increasing numbers of opportunities,” Rosin says.

What is happening with masculinity?

“There’s quite a bit of good news and there’s quite a bit of difficult news,” says Kimmel.

He also says men are doing far more house work and child care, but it is still very, very unequal to how much women do.

This conversation will be expanded and opened up to others at the Boston University School of Law on Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13.

Tags: New York, journalist, masculinity, the end of men and the rise of women, manhood, stony brook university, hanna rosin
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