Female Candidates Sweep Tuesday's Primaries; What Does This Mean for Men?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

For the first time in U.S. history, women are now the majority of the workforce. They also get more college degrees than men, and two prominent women just won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate and governor in California, Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman, powerful businesswomen who turned to politics beat out male challengers. Women won elsewhere as well - in Iowa, Nevada, Arkansas and South Carolina. 

It's all part of a pattern, says Hanna Rosin, contributing editor for The Atlantic Monthly, and author of a recent article entitled "The End of Men" that argues a big gender reversal is under way. In our post-industrial society, says Rosin, women are just better suited to succeed.

Guests:

Hanna Rosin

Produced by:

Posey Gruener

Comments [2]

Austin Murrey from Oklahoma City, OK

Clearly women still face challenges in the macro-social arena (business, politics, etc.) but in the micro-social world, particularly romantic relationships, I think women hold significantly more power than men.

Jun. 10 2010 10:10 AM
Boris DeLaine

I think Ms Rosin article makes some valid points regarding the progress that women are making in education and the products of that education. I believe that some of her extrapilations are extreme. I think that the casualities of wars have a reberverating effects upon the economic productivity of men. Also, the female dominated fields are not well compensated, but they provide very stable long term employment. I have worked in the healthcare industry and men only gravitate towards executive positions and technical specializations. Lower income men have seen their employment opportunities decline in manufacturing and construction. Family Law is an area that women control and men have little to no influence, and it's effects are that women have more over family circumstances outside of marriage.
As for politics, I think credit must be given to many of thesewomen rising in politics for forming solid political organization and having a message that enrolls everybody. There is no mystical power system fueling their rise other than many of them have built and solid constituency and enrolled the best political teams.

Jun. 10 2010 09:56 AM

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