When you use the title The End of Men and the Rise of Women, you will certainly attract attention, which Hanna Rosin did with her eponymous Atlantic article in 2010. Rosin has now expanded her study of radical changes in gender dynamics at work, school, and home into a book full of individuals coping with these changes. She delves into sources of social anxiety: women navigating unfamiliar positions and modes of power; families trying to craft new gender roles for men; and challenges to vested interests. Indeed, the success of interest groups in advancing such causes as women's education, has, perhaps in some instances, now made such projects unnecessary. Above the personal stories, Rosin also explains macro trends, from the fact that women comprise a majority of university graduates to the increasing number of women earning more than their husbands. The author has done a good job of describing gender relationships in the early twenty-first century and exploring their implications for the future. Already a Globe & Mail fall pick, The End of Men is a fascinating view onto the type of gradual shift that is unrecognized until after it happens.
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