Saturday, June 19, 2010

The End of Men - do the economic changes benefit women at the expense of men?

From The Atlantic. A long and very interesting article about how the changes in the economy, and the culture, are benefiting women and how men are falling behind.

Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history. Most managers are now women too. And for every two men who get a college degree this year, three women will do the same. For years, women’s progress has been cast as a struggle for equality. But what if equality isn’t the end point? What if modern, postindustrial society is simply better suited to women? A report on the unprecedented role reversal now under way— and its vast cultural consequences

So many interesting points. Have to read it again.

1 comment:

Joannie said...


I can depend on your blog for some interesting articles - thanks. Hey, did you hear that over recent years in the UK there has been a 'big care debate' that has sporned the concept of social care. Here are some links to recent developments - something we can learn from I think:

I just read one of your links arguing that the new frontier was mens liberation - yes - but I would add new ways of structuring care are importantly related to this.

Hope all is well with you.