October 10th, 2012


End of Men

Al Jazeera recently had a wide discussion focused on issues raised by Hanna Rosin's book, 「End of Men」.

I'm not fond of the title; it's provocative but threatening, but the content of the book (from what I can tell) and the content of the discussion is very likable; it's about the end of manhood, or male social dominance and traditionally male economic and social roles. I like that the discussion portrayed it as likely-positive for both men and women to have more options available to them than the roles they're funneled into (and the lessened dependencies limit the lock-in for certain kinds of abusive relationships). I particularly like the commentary by Professor Coontz, who has also written on the topic.