* 1/2 The End of Men by Hanna Rosin

Look past the title: The End of Men: And the Rise of Women is about the new role of women, not the absurd notion that men will soon be a species of the past. The author is a witness to the changing gender roles and shows us a world in which women have jobs, sometimes highly responsible jobs, where women flirt aggressively, where men are on childcare duty, rather reluctantly, while occasionally regretting their lost power. She makes a good argument that, as jobs in America move towards a knowledge and service economy, men are finding it more difficult to adapt than women. But she never seriously explores why so many women have made so much progress while the power at the very top is still exactly where it has been, in the hands of men, with little change in sight.

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