Mauvais à l'école, inadapté, déprimé, vieillissant : « Carton man » a perdu tous ses repères. Il est dépassé par « Plastic woman », plus riche, plus ambitieuse, plus polyvalente, plus diplômée aussi. La fin de la domination masculine a sonné !
Partout dans le monde et pour la première fois de notre histoire, nous assistons à un incroyable basculement social et culturel. Les signes sont tangibles : plus de femmes saoudiennes doctorantes, plus de Chinoises au volant de Ferrari rouges, plus d'Indiennes femmes d'affaire, une Islandaise et une Sud-Coréenne à la tête de leur gouvernement. Dans le monde occidental, l'appétit et les pratiques sexuelles des femmes feraient pâlir les pires machos. À quoi bon garder un homme à la maison ?
Spectaculaire, drôle et parfois effrayant, ce livre prend acte d'un renversement de tendance profond, visible et inéluctable. Il nous ouvre les yeux, nous projette dans l'avenir, bouscule les idées reçues.
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What Betty Friedan, Simone de Beauvoir, Susan Faludi and Naomi Wolf did for feminism, senior editor of The Atlantic Hanna Rosin does for a new generation of women: 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 an unprecedented moment 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 now dominate colleges and professional schools on every continent except Africa, young single women in the US now earn more than their male counterparts, and more than a third of mothers in the UK and the US are their family's main breadwinner.The tides have turned. The 'age of testosterone' is decisively over. 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.In this landmark, once-in-a-generation book, Hanna Rosin reveals how this new world order came to be and its profound 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 - and must - adapt for a radically new era.'In this bold and inspired dispatch, Rosin upends the common platitudes of contemporary sexual politics with a deeply reported meditation from the unexpected frontiers of our rapidly changing culture' Katie Roiphe, author of The Morning After and Uncommon Arrangements'The End of Men describes a new paradigm that can, finally, take us beyond 'winners' and 'losers' in an endless 'gender war.' What a relief! Ultimately, Rosin's vision is both hope-filled and creative, allowing both sexes to become far more authentic: as workers, partners, parents...and people' Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter and SchoolgirlsHanna Rosin is a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine and a founder and co-editor of DoubleX, Slate's women's section. She has written for the New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, and The New Republic, and for a number of years covered politics and religion for the Washington Post. In 2009 she was nominated for a National Magazine Award, and in 2010 she won one. She is the author of a previous book, God's Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America. Rosin lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, Slate editor David Plotz, and their three children.
'Men are so last century. They seem to have stopped evolving. The Mad Men world is disappearing and the guys are struggling to figure out the altered parameters of manliness.'
Maureen Dowd'Do women get anything from men being obsolete? Do we win by triumphing in work, education, the economy, politics and business, while retaining homemaking and child rearing? If that happened then we will be doing everything! Are men obsolete? No! I won't let you be you f*****s!'
Caitlin MoranAre Men Obsolete is an essential and entertaining read for anyone interested in what happens next in the great gender discussion. Maureen Dowd, Caitlin Moran, Camille Paglia and Hanna Roisin debate whether modern man is past his sell-by-date, and, if so, what does that mean for women?
A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world
Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively ahead. And 'the end of men'-'the title of Rosin's Atlantic cover story on the subject-'has entered the lexicon as dramatically as Betty Friedan's 'feminine mystique,' Simone de Beauvoir's 'second sex,' Susan Faludi's 'backlash,' and Naomi Wolf's 'beauty myth' once did.
In this landmark book, Rosin reveals how this new state of affairs is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. With wide-ranging curiosity and insight unhampered by assumptions or ideology, Rosin shows how the radically different ways men and women today earn, learn, spend, couple up-'even kill-'has turned the big picture upside down. And in The End of Men she helps us see how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future.