Monday, February 4, 2013

The End of Men: And The Rise of Women

Meandering. Having read Hanna Rosin’s essay in the Atlantic on this subject, I wondered how much more would be in her book, The End of Men: And The Rise of Women. Answer: not a whole lot. I had the impression that Rosin padded the book with just enough anecdotes and interviews to fill 300 pages. Her core observation is supported by the data: women are making economic progress and men are experiencing economic decline. In an attempt to project what this may mean for our society, Rosin meanders from chapter to chapter making half-hearted arguments or half-baked positions that never coalesce to a coherent whole. I found the book interesting, her prose enjoyable, but the facts came across as selective and her premises speculative. Some journalists excel in the short form, and Rosin does that expertly. For the subject matter of this book, a better choice would be something from the expert hands of a skilled and disciplined social scientist. Rating: Three-star (It’s ok) Click here to purchase The End of Men from

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