We are going through times of unprecedented change which, as one might expect, is effecting men in a very different way than women. Change, whether technological or Political, always does. Unfortunately the way we discuss the changes that are effecting us now hasn’t changed and we still use a rhetoric more appropriate for starting a war between the sexes than finding a solution that allows both the individual and society to flourish.
In my opinion, we need to move away from talking about roles, role reversal and male/female stereotypes because such rhetoric is very restrictive. The language we use to discuss a problem clearly effects the possible solutions we are able to define. Bear this in mind when you read Hanna Rosin‘s article, “The End of Men“. Afterwards you might like to read “It’s Not the End Of Men” by Ann Friedman.
- Kate Fridkis: Are Women Taking Over the World or Not? (huffingtonpost.com)
- New data on the rise of women: Hanna Rosin on TED.com (ted.com)
- The Suprising Sneakiness of Traditional Gender Roles (thegloss.com)
- Are women leaving men behind? (cnn.com)
- Morra Aarons-Mele: The Shifting Roles And Expectations For Men And Women (huffingtonpost.com)
- The Price of Sex vs. the End of Men (blogher.com)
- “Overture”: Roundup of TEDWomen, Session 1 (ted.com)