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The 'end of men'

The 'end of men' | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

Women are better adjusted to the post-industrial world, outperforming men at school, work and home. That’s the argument in Hanna Rosin’s controversial book, “The End of Men”. Rosin cites a higher ratio of women obtaining university degrees, higher projected job growth for women-dominated sectors, and an increasing gender preference for girls to support her claim. Her critics counter that women are still battling for basic equality in a male-dominated world. Is it time to move beyond the battle of the sexes or has the war just begun?

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Hanna Rosin @HannaRosin
Author, "The End of Men" hannarosin.com

Stephanie Coontz @StephanieCoontz
Writer and author, "A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s" stephaniecoontz.com

 

 

To be fair, I haven't read Hanna Rosin's book, but based on this discussion, her book seems like a manifesto of privilege, that ignores the circumstances, experiences and struggles of millions of women. The generalisations, assumptions and silences from these privileged American women are quite alarming. The panelists speak as if 'men' and 'women' are a singularly homogenous group, there is no mention of class or ethnicity! The 'us' and 'we' so conveniently ignores 'the other'. Does Rosin think it is the 'end of men' in Afghanistan or for those confronted with the Taliban? It took almost 9 minutes until someone tweeted a comment about power and the pursuit of an egalitarian society. And it was up to a woman from the UK to point this out to Rosin, who then continues on with her naive narrative of privilege. (Comment by C.Sullivan)

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Ida Tarbell: The Woman Who Pioneered Investigative Reporting

Ida Tarbell: The Woman Who Pioneered Investigative Reporting | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

When you hear the words investigative journalist, what images spring to mind? Do you think of surly men in brown fedoras, carrying spiraled notepads with pens behind their ears?

 
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29 Awesome Books With Strong Female Protagonists

29 Awesome Books With Strong Female Protagonists | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Celebrate National Women's History Month with these 29 great books.
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Schoolgirl activists charge boys more at their baking sale

Schoolgirl activists charge boys more at their baking sale | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Boys pay $1 and girls pay 77 cents... because gender pay gap.
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Feminist Heroes to Teach Kids Their ABCs in Badass New Picturebook | GOOD

Feminist Heroes to Teach Kids Their ABCs in Badass New Picturebook | GOOD | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
From Sanya Sotomayor to Patti Smith, Rad American Women A- Z has all your favorite female icons in illustrated form.
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Where's the best place on earth to be a woman? These maps try to help you figure it out.

Where's the best place on earth to be a woman? These maps try to help you figure it out. | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Way to go, world! And, also ... keep going.
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10 Badass Sikh Women in History

10 Badass Sikh Women in History | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

In India, women of the Sikh faith have fought, ruled, taught and served for centuries. They have managed organizations, guided communities and led revolts. These accomplishments are admirable in their own right, and they are even more impressive when viewed in the context of the intense patriarchy and cultural misogyny against which these women were working.

 
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Judi’s story: How I escaped child marriage in Kenya

Judi’s story: How I escaped child marriage in Kenya | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Life is incredibly hard in this part of the world, with high unemployment and widespread poverty. If you’re a women, it’s even harder.
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Masa Vukotic had the right to be in a park alone. Victoria police must apologise for saying she didn't | Melissa Davey

Masa Vukotic had the right to be in a park alone. Victoria police must apologise for saying she didn't | Melissa Davey | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
A 17-year-old girl is murdered in broad daylight and a police officer’s response is to tell women to stay out of parks. Is he suggesting a curfew, or that we should find an escort?
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DON'T, DON'T, DON'T ... GET YOURSELF KILLED -

DON'T, DON'T, DON'T ... GET YOURSELF KILLED - | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Hey "females"! Did you miss the memo on how not to get yourself killed? JANE GILMORE has the guide to personal safety. Too long for a fridge magnet. But handy, nevertheless.
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The truth about feminism

The truth about feminism | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Four of our favourite local thinkers: Celeste Liddle, Clementine Ford, Annabel Crabb and Jane Caro.
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▶ Panel: 'How to Be a Feminist' (All About Women 2015) - YouTube

Beyoncé is one. So is Daniel Radcliffe. The only woman in federal cabinet says she isn’t. At some point in the last few years, we began talking about public ...
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Adult Wednesday Addams: Wednesday vs. Catcallers [S2, Ep 3] - YouTube

SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/SubToWednesday DONATE for more Wednesday: http://bit.ly/DonateToWednesday WATCH Wednesday in Driver's Ed: http://bit.ly/WednesdayDri...
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It's not enough for men to turn up. They have to do the work.

It's not enough for men to turn up. They have to do the work. | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Why do men continue to reap the rewards and accolades just for the incredible act of turning up?
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When Respectability Was No Longer Respectable, and Virtue Required Acting Out, Not Leaning In

When Respectability Was No Longer Respectable, and Virtue Required Acting Out, Not Leaning In | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Spelman College girls are still “nice,” but not enough to keep them from walking up and down, carrying picket signs, in front of supermarkets in the heart of Atlanta.
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'That ain't no way to treat a lady': Australia needs this campaign. For humans | Kristina Keneally

'That ain't no way to treat a lady': Australia needs this campaign. For humans | Kristina Keneally | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Murdered, ridiculed, ignored, humiliated, raped, assaulted, blamed and locked up. Forget the hens, this is how we treat women
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India is Home to a Two-Year-Old Katniss Everdeen | GOOD

India is Home to a Two-Year-Old Katniss Everdeen | GOOD | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
This archery prodigy is a toddler and she recently made it into the Indian Book of Records.
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India’s other daughters – The village that plants 111 trees when a girl is born

India’s other daughters – The village that plants 111 trees when a girl is born | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
In a country that still favours the birth of a son, Piplantari village in Rajasthan not only embraces daughters but has created a tradition that benefits both the local people and the planet.
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NEWSFLASH: Gym Classes Opened to Saudi Girls

NEWSFLASH: Gym Classes Opened to Saudi Girls | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

The change comes just three years after Saudi Arabia sent its first-ever women athletes to the Olympics. Sarah Attar and Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani competed in the London Games in the 800m run and judo competitions, respectively. Attar, who trains in the U.S., told the BBC, “It’s such a huge honor and I hope that it can really make some big strides for women over there to get more involved in sport.” Both athletes were required by Saudi Arabia to wear head coverings while competing.

 
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12 Empowering Children's Books To Add To Little Girls' Bookshelves

12 Empowering Children's Books To Add To Little Girls' Bookshelves | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

The books we read as children can have a huge impact on the weird humans we eventually become. Our beliefs, aspirations, and morals can all be attributed to the colorful pages we excitedly soaked in during our youth. So, whether you're buying a book for a friend's child, your own child, or for yourself (because why not? We would), make it a piece of literature that sustains and empowers women. Because, well, those little messages go a long way.

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Masa Vukotic murder: Travelling alone isn't women's biggest safety risk

Masa Vukotic murder: Travelling alone isn't women's biggest safety risk | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

No, despite all this hand-wringing and concerned instruction, women are very well-versed in the things that pose a risk to our safety. Or rather, the one thing that poses the biggest risk. Men.

This is the actual reality of the world that we live in, but apparently we're not allowed to talk about it because it's unfair and cruel and misandrist and mean. Don't we know that the MAJORITY of men are good and decent people? How DARE we besmirch their names and reputations by discussing the demonstrable, evidence supported problem of male violence and its protracted, deliberate impact on women!

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Police Commissioner Admits Only Safe Place For Women Is A Man-Proof Vault

Police Commissioner Admits Only Safe Place For Women Is A Man-Proof Vault | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

Victoria's chief of homicide has admitted that the only place where women are not vulnerable to acts of violence is inside a man-proof vault. In the wake of another random stabbing, this time in a Melbourne park, he has recommended that each woman be issued a vault by the government.   "We've tried everything to tackle the problem of male violence. Telling women not to go out, telling them not to dress too sexy, telling them to use the buddy system," said the Inspector. "I can't see any other way"

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Amy Adams only interested in 'strong female roles'

Amy Adams only interested in 'strong female roles' | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
A former Mormon and musical theatre performer, Amy Adams is shaping up as one of Hollywood's heavyweight actors.
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Feminist Frequency

Feminist Frequency | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Conversations with Pop Culture; feminist analysis of race, gender, class, sexuality and privilege in pop culture
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Pioneering Early-Twentieth-Century Artist and Creative Entrepreneur Wanda Gág on Our Two Selves and How Love Lays Its Claim on Us

Pioneering Early-Twentieth-Century Artist and Creative Entrepreneur Wanda Gág on Our Two Selves and How Love Lays Its Claim on Us | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
"There is nothing better for us to do than to take ourselves as we find ourselves and make the best of ourselves."

At the age of fifteen,
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John Hughes bio reveals how The Breakfast Club's female stars convinced him to remove a sexist scene from the iconic teen movie

John Hughes bio reveals how The Breakfast Club's female stars convinced him to remove a sexist scene from the iconic teen movie | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
If it wasn't for Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy's creative input, The Breakfast Club might have been a very different movie.
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