The End of Men, cont.

June 15, 2010

 

ALAN ROEBUCK writes:

At first I viewed Hanna Rosin’s essay “The End of Men” as simply an attack on men. And indeed it is an attack on men, though largely couched in a journalistic, just-the-facts-ma’m tone. The author, despite a few semi-obligatory sentences admitting that all is not well when men are down, clearly approves of the latest developments, and only wishes men would get with the program, that is, cheerfully accept their inferior status. Read More »

 

The Hollowness of the Empty Home

June 15, 2010

 

CAROLYN WRITES:

I sent a small donation to you via Paypal today. Keep up the good work. I hope you get lots of donations.

I love reading your site. Your voice is refreshing in a mixed-up world. I think many of us have lost our ability to think clearly and express our true opinions. I have walked both paths. I was a working girl with a big executive career job for 19 years. Then I came home to my family and have been home tending the hearth for six years. Let me say clearly that even after six years home, it continues to be a struggle. Read More »

 

Happy Dad’s Day

June 15, 2010

 

N. writes:

I’m surprised no one has mentioned that these two articles in The Atlantic, discussed here and here, are in the June issue. So the editors of that magazine went out of their way to publish an article declaring men to be losers and another stating that fathers are inferior to lesbian mothers just in time for … Father’s Day. Or, as modern advertising refers to it, “Dad and Grad’s Day.” Read More »

 

A Question for Women’s Studies Professors

June 15, 2010

 

HAVE WOMEN ever been written off as a class of people in a leading journal of opinion with the sort of summary disdain that appears in The Atlantic’s latest piece, “The End of Men”? Certainly, men have publicly expressed exasperation with women, stating that they were more sentimental than men, and not as smart. Sometimes these statements have been extreme and contemptuous. But has any prominent journalist ever broached the idea in any serious journal that women were unnecessary, that they served no useful social function?

That’s the difference. Male intellectuals have expressed scorn and exasperation with women but as far as I know they have not seriously presented the idea that they were useless.