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October 11, 2011

For the Atlantic, Once is Not Enough

Hanna Rosin racked up an Atlantic Magazine hot seller with her, End of Men, soon to become a book. Why stop there? This month the Atlantic gets down to the nitty gritty question everyone wants answered: What does this mean for me? Am I going to land a similarly educated husband? Short answer: Maybe...

September 15, 2011

Now I (Sort Of) Get Why Sommers and Rosin are Opposing Debaters

In Slate, Christina Sommers offers her take on Hanna Rosin's views. It's well written and worth a read, as is Rosin's piece. Men still rule the risk-taking and scientific endeavors that are so key our society, Sommers argues. True enough, but why are we letting so many of those males slip away? And ...

September 10, 2011

'Are Men Finished?' Getcha' Tickets Now!

At first I assumed Slate was running a spoof article but no, this is the real deal, a debate at NYU between some interesting parties, including Hanna Rosin, author of the Atlantic cover story 'The End of Men' and Christina Hoff Sommers, author of "The War Against Boys. Sign up here. From the Slate...

June 05, 2011

Failure to Launch

Nice column in DesMoines Register: -- In academic achievement rates: 34 percent of women have a bachelor's degree by age 34 compared to 27 percent of men. At Iowa State University in 2004, 75 percent of women but only 67 percent of men who started six years earlier graduated. The other two public u...

December 24, 2010

The Significance of 'End of Men' Making Best-Of List

David Brooks names the best magazine essays of the year, and Hanna Rosin's Atlantic piece makes the short list. In case you missed that piece, here it is again. The fact that Brooks picked this piece, and that Times columnist Nicholas Kristof chose Why Boys Fail as the subject for a Sunday column ...

December 21, 2010

The Recession: Women Bouncing Back Faster?

That's the conclusion here. The reasons: women are better educated, more suited to the contemporary workforce and didn't lose as many jobs during the recession.

December 10, 2010

'You Are What You Do'

I've heard Tom Mortenson, the wise man of the "boy troubles" issue, argue that this is the core issue/tragedy: bad things are happening to men around the world due to (overlapping) shifts in the economy and education. And men are stunned, because they are what they do. Men work because, well, that...

October 15, 2010

Boy Troubles Opinion Piece

If you're only educating half the county, how can you push up our competitive index? Good question asked in this commentary. The (correct) answer offered in the piece for why districts get away with only doing a good job educating girls: they aren't asked (by law) to pay attention to gender. The ...

September 11, 2010

Raising Real Men

A columnist offers her advice on turning around the 'end of men.'

September 09, 2010

More on the 'End of Men'

Smartly written piece in the Independent (the best commentary on the boy troubles continues to come from England) on why young women are outdoing young men. From the piece: I have male friends, too. Some are doing just fine: they have jobs, they've moved out of parents' homes, they are the lucky ...

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