"Young children—even toddlers—are spending more and more time with digital technology. What will it mean for their development?" Read Hanna's cover story for The Atlantic's April 2013 issue. ➜
Hanna Rosin is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she first reported on “the end of men,” her theory that women are no longer just catching up to men – they have in so many areas surpassed them. A founder of DoubleX, Slate’s women’s section, she has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, The New Republic, and The Washington Post, among others. In 2010, Rosin headlined the first TED women’s conference, held in Washington, D.C. She has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report and the Today Show. In 2009 she was nominated for a National Magazine Award for her Atlantic story about transgendered children, “A Boy’s Life.” In 2010 she won the award as part of a package of stories in New York magazine about circumcision.
Her stories have been included in anthologies of Best American Magazine Writing 2009 and Best American Crime Reporting 2009. She is also the author of God’s Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, David Plotz, her daughter and two sons.
A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world.
Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively ahead. And “the end of men”—the title of Rosin’s Atlantic cover story on the subject—has entered the lexicon as dramatically as Betty Friedan’s “feminine mystique,” Simone de Beauvoir’s “second sex,” Susan Faludi’s “backlash,” and Naomi Wolf’s “beauty myth” once did.
In this landmark book, Rosin reveals how this new state of affairs is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. With wide-ranging curiosity and insight unhampered by assumptions or ideology, Rosin shows how the radically different ways men and women today earn, learn, spend, couple up—even kill—has turned the big picture upside down. And in The End of Men she helps us see how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future.
“In this bold and inspired dispatch, Rosin upends the common platitudes of contemporary sexual politics with a deeply reported meditation from the unexpected frontiers of our rapidly changing culture.”
–Katie Roiphe, author of The Morning After and Uncommon Arrangements
“The End of Men” describes a new paradigm that can, finally, take us beyond ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ in an endless ‘gender war.’ What a relief! Ultimately, Rosin’s vision is both hope-filled and creative, allowing both sexes to become far more authentic: as workers, partners, parents…and people.”
–Peggy Orenstein, author of Schoolgirls and Waiting for Daisy