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Men Are Finished

From the Panel

  • For: Dan Abrams

  • Man Down
    Website for Abrams’ Book Man Down.
  • Women Are Better Than Men!
    Dan Abrams, Glamour, February 2011
    An excerpt from Dan Abrams’ Man Down.
  • He Exists! Meet the Man Who Thinks Women Are Better Than Men
    Jennifer Merritt, iVillage, March 17, 2011
    Dan Abrams discusses his book, Man Down, in an interview.

  • For: Hanna Rosin

  • The End of Men
    Hanna Rosin, Atlantic, July 2010
    Rosin’s article discusses the end of male dominance in a post-industrial world that may be more favorable to women.
  • The Genius Gap
    Hanna Rosin, New York Magazine, June 4, 2010
    For at least a decade, a subtle shift has been happening in the educational system that seems to be working against boys, who tend to be later verbal bloomers.
  • Against: Christina Hoff Sommers

  • Christina Hoff Sommers Archive
    An archive of Christina Hoff Sommers’ essays and articles from a number of journals and newspapers, including The American, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Policy Review.
  • Are There More Girl Geniuses?
    Christina Hoff Sommers, July 1, 2010
    American boys across the ability spectrum and in all age groups have become second-class citizens in the nation’s schools. Just visit New York City.
  • The Equal Pay Day Reality Check
    Christina Hoff Sommers, April 20, 2010
    The claim that American women as a group face systemic wage discrimination is groundless.
  • Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Man?
    Christina Hoff Sommers, March/April 2008
    Women earn most of America’s advanced degrees but lag in the physical sciences. Beware of plans to fix the "problem."
  • Where the Boys Aren't
    Christina Hoff Sommers, Wall Street Journal, July 3, 2006
    Despite what Education Sector says, we are strikingly better at educating young women than young men.
  • The War Against Boys
    Christina Hoff Sommers, Atlantic, May 2000
    This we think we know: American schools favor boys and grind down girls. The truth is the very opposite.

  • Against: David Zinczenko

  • Decline of the American Male
    David Zinczenko, USA Today, June 17, 2009
    The recession has been particularly unkind to men and has larger implications for their health, safety and well-being. The Obama administration should address this disparity.

Articles For & Against

  • Decline of Men

  • Decline of the working man
    The Economist, April 28, 2011
    There are many reasons why the recession is hitting men harder than women. There are also plenty of ideas about how to get men back to work.
  • What’s Happening to Men?
    Kay Hymowitz, Cato Unbound, August 8, 2011
    Women today are entering adulthood with more education, more achievements, more property, and, arguably, more money and ambition than their male counterparts. This is a first in human history, and its implications for both sexes are far from simple.
  • Men’s Lib
    Andrew Romano and Tony Dokoupil, Daily Beast, September 20, 2010
    To survive in a hostile world, guys need to embrace girly jobs and dirty diapers. Why it’s time to re-imagine masculinity at work and at home.
  • Against the Motion

  • It’s Not the End of Men
    Ann Friedman, American Prospect, June 10, 2010
    Contra Hanna Rosin, the problem isn’t men; it’s traditional gender stereotypes.
  • Don’t Write Off Men Just Yet
    Nicholas D. Kristoff, The New York Times, July 21, 2010
    “Yet count me a skeptic. My hunch is that we’re moving into greater gender balance, not a fundamentally new imbalance in the other direction. Don’t hold your breath for ‘the end of men.’”
  • The Growing Myth of the Shrinking Man
    Ricardo Poupada, Wall Street Journal, May 31, 2011
    Men aren’t going anywhere. They’re simply changing and redefining their role in society in ways that defy old stereotypes.
  • The End of Men? Not So Fast
    Caryl Rivers, Huffington Post, June 24, 2010
    Men are losing power and failing, so the storyline goes, while women are succeeding and gaining power. Of course, a quick reality check raises some questions on that score.
  • Sure, Men Have It Rough. But Let’s Not Forget About the Women
    Jessica Bennett, Cato Unbound, August 10, 2011
    The man crisis perpetuates a notion that women are doing just fine—or worse, creating the problems men now face.

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