Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Sunday, January 5, 2014

"The End of Men"

This is of course the provocative, if needlessly pugnacious, title of Hanna Rosin's book of the same name. She also has a recent Time Magazine article called "Men Are Obsolete," which contains some highlights of her book.  Thus begins the article: 

How do I know men are finished? I’ll read you a quote that says it all: “Yes. There have been times when I’ve been in a drunken stupor.” Toronto’s mayor, a shining example of modern manhood is what I would call the canary in the coal mine, only he’s not quite as delicate as the canary.


Tom Ford--"shining example of modern manhood"?  It's a poor, strawman argument and I'm half tempted to wonder if Ms. Rosin is actually yearning for the end of the discerning reader.  There's a feisty response to Rosin's article in the Good Men Project; the response isn't especially effective on all fronts, alas.

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