Imagine a future in which women run the world—as presidents, CEOs and thriving heads-of-household—with nary a man in sight. In the provocatively titled The End of Men (Penguin), Hanna Rosin says that time is near. Sheoffers evidence that women are, for the first time ever, outdoing men in nearly every sphere of modern life: More women than men graduate from college; women hold more managerial and professional jobs; and the number of six-figure incomes is rising faster for women than for men. Conversely, men have remained stuck in outdated, rigid roles, failing to adapt to the changing economy. As a result, marriages are being turned inside out. The breadwinning woman leaves to-do lists for her husband, who is expected to take care of the diapering and chauffeuring. Rosin isn’t saying that men are has-beens but rather that manhood—and womanhood—may never look the same again.
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