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The End Of Men Essay

1175 words - 5 pages

The End of Men
Casper Pedersen 2.a

Men have always been the dominant force in western society both economically and politically. Most top jobs belong to men and the majority of the world’s influential politicians are male, such as Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and the Chinese president Hu Jintao. Because of this male dominance, men have led the way of culture and society for ages. But all of this may be about to change in our postindustrial era. In her article, “The End of Men” from the magazine The Atlantic, July/August 2010, Hanna Rosin argues that woman are in fact well on the way of taking over the role as the dominant cultural force. But is she right when she proclaims “The End of ...view middle of the document...

To enforce her argument, Rosin brings in biologist Ronald Ericsson who is known to be quite a macho type. In the 1970s he developed a way of choosing the sex of a child, which he expected would be used primarily to secure that couples would get boys, but, surprisingly, most people prefer girls. This development points to the idea that girls are at least as likely of being successful in today’s society as boys. Rosin points out that this has to do with the structure of the post-industrial society where the ability to concentrate, learn and communicate outweighs traditionally male qualities of raw physical power. Ericsson acknowledges the new feminine dominance, “Women live longer than men. They do better in this economy. More of ‘em graduate from college. They go into space and do everything men do, and sometimes they do it a whole lot better. I mean, hell, get out of the way – these females are going to leave us males in the dust” (ll. 58-61). By quoting Ericsson, Rosin’s argument comes on very strong. She is not the only one who thinks male dominance has ended; even a macho type like Ericsson shares her point of view.
Finally, Rosin shows some examples to underline her argument. In politics, women are cleaning up where men have made a great mess, in places like Liberia, Rwanda and Iceland. In the work market it is predominantly ‘male jobs’ that are under pressure, while ‘female jobs’ are advancing, and the wide spread focus on education gives an advantage to girls who are better at sitting still and concentrating, while the boys’ “eyes glaze over” (l. 54). In addition to this, a new kind of woman is occurring, an “alpha female” (l. 120), “with a take-no-prisoners personality” (l. 52). Rosin headlights a few strong and independent women from popular culture, such as Demi Moore and Susan Sarandon, as symbols of this new type of woman. They are sexually in control, in that they have “boy toys” (l. 123), and female artists like Lady Gaga and Beyoncé are taking over the superstar scene, not afraid to show their “sheer, ruthless power” (l. 144).

To judge from Rosin’s article, we are facing a new era in human society, namely one where women make up the dominant force in a number of crucial areas. Following Rosin, the sex roles are likely to change. We will probably see women take over the vast majority of top...

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