It’s Not ‘The End of Men’—But They Are in Trouble
DAILY BEAST: The End of Men. It’s a catch-phrase we can’t seem to retire, and the title of Hanna Rosin’s new book about working women uprooting male power. But perhaps it’s not the end of men at all—just the beginning of a newer, better version…
For the first time in history, men no longer dominate the workforce. For the first time in history, they are graduating from college in lower numbers than their female peers. (They also earn fewer graduate degrees.) For the first time in history, men may not be the future breadwinners of the world (and of the 15 job categories projected to grow the most over the next decade, they occupy only two—janitor and computer engineer.)
There are a bazillion other reasons: delay in marriage, sexual liberation, the desire among some women to raise children on their own. Feminism. Girls. Hookup culture. Even sperm seems to have become a matriarchy: at a company called MicroStart, which offers a yet-to-be-FDA-approved method for sperm selection, requests for girls flood in at a rate three times that for boys… (more)
EDITOR: A decade ago, inspired by re-reading “Brave New World” and noting the obvious ascendency of women, we fantasized a world made up of 98% females with men of varying ancestary kept amused and tranqualized on ‘farms’ for purposes of supplying a sperm bank. Some might even work at the local zoo to add to the attractions.