Gender in the 21st Century
Be it resolved men are obsolete.
November 15, 2013 | Toronto, Canada

Since the beginning of human civilization, men have been the dominant sex. But now, for the first time, a host of indicators suggest that women are not only achieving equality with men but are fast emerging as the more successful sex of the species. Whether in education, employment, personal health or child rearing, statistics point to a rise in the status and power of women at home, in the workplace, and in traditional male bastions such as politics. But are men, and the age-old power structures associated with “maleness,” permanently in decline? Or do men still retain significant control over the workplace, the family and society at large, including women? In sum, where are the sexes headed in the 21st century?

To find out, the Munk Debates will move the motion: be it resolved men are obsolete.


Hanna Rosin (Author, 'The End of Man')
Maureen Dowd (Columnist, The New York Times)

Caitlin Moran (Columnist and Broadcaster)
Camille Paglia (University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies, University of the Arts)

Moderated by Rudyard Griffiths (Director, Munk Debates)

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