HANNA ROSIN on The End of Men and the Rise of Women
Co-sponsored by the Felker Magazine Center at the Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley:
Thursday, September 20
7:30 PM at the Hillside Club
THE END OF MEN:
And the Rise of Women
In conversation with Dierdre English
"The End of Men," Hanna Rosin's 2010 cover story for The Atlantic, was one of those conversation-starting articles that come along once or twice a year, still surfacing in everything from the season's sit-com lineup to online chatter more than a year after it appeared. The End of Men: And the Rise of Women is one of those thunderbolts of a book on gender relations that come along once or twice a decade; with it, Rosin joins Betty Friedan, Kate Millett, Simone de Beauvoir, Susan Faludi, Naomi Wolf, and others who have completely reset the conversation we have about men and women.
By every measure success in school, earning, health, and home women are leaving men in the dust. The effects of this new reality on men especially, but therefore also on marriage, children, and every other aspect of personal and public life - are profound, for good and for ill. Drilling deep into the research, ranging across the country sometimes across the globe . to capture women and men from all walks of class and culture doing and saying surprising and revelatory things, and bringing to bear her own smarts and fearlessness as an observer and interpreter of sexual politics, Rosin shakes us free of entrenched mythology to reveal the radically different way men and women today work, learn, earn, spend, marry, have sex, even kill. Her landmark book shows how and why the social order we thought was immutable has turned upside down, and how, regardless of gender, we can both adapt to it in the present and channel it for a better future.
Hanna Rosin is a senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly and a founder and co-editor of DoubleX, Slate's women's section. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, and The New Republic, and for a number of years covered politics and religion for The Washington Post. In 2009 she was nominated for a National Magazine Award, and in 2010 she won one. She is the author of a previous book, God's Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America. Rosin lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, Slate editor David Plotz, and their three children.
At Hillside Club (2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley)
Tickets $12 ($7 students, OLLI, and Hillside members) in advance only at Brown Paper Tickets online or 800-838-3006; $15 at the door (all)
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