What Hanna Rosin does for a new generation of women was to point out an explosive new argument for why women are winning the battle of the sexes and why men are no longer top dog. Women are no longer catching up with men. By almost every measure, they are out performing them. We are at a turning point in history. In 2010, for the first time, the balance of the British workforce tipped towards women, who now hold around half of the nation’s jobs. In the US, meanwhile, for every two men that receive a BA, three women will achieve the same. Not only do women dominate colleges and professional schools on every continent except Africa, young, single women earn more than men in the US, and more than a third of mothers in the UK and the US are their family’s main breadwinner. Women are occupying over 50% of managerial jobs. In South Korea, they are actually pushing women into the workforce. The tides have turned. At almost every level of society women are proving themselves far more adaptable and suited to a job market that rewards people skills and intelligence, and a world that has a dramatically diminishing need for traditional male muscle. Not only has women’s skills been in higher demand, but other factors such as the recession affecting men much more than women are also taking part in women surpassing men in the workforce. In this book, Hanna Rosin reveals how this new world order came to be and its great implications for marriage, sex, children, work, families and society. Unhampered by old assumptions and ideologies and drawing on examples from across the globe, The End of Men helps us see how both men and women can adapt for a new era. The End of Men describes a new paradigm that can, finally, take us beyond ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ in an endless ‘gender war.’
Is all of this really true? Have we ever expected any of this to happen? These are the facts that have been given to us by Rosin in her book.