Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But as Hanna Rosin revealed in her groundbreaking The Atlantic cover story “The End of Men,” this long-held truth is no longer true. By almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: they have pulled decisively ahead.
The End of Men: And the Rise of Women investigates the rapidly shifting power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, and the implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more.
Rosin finds women and men from every stratum of class, education, and culture behaving in ways that point to a dramatically upended social order.
Rosin is a senior editor at The Atlantic and a founder of DoubleX, Slate’s women’s section. She is interviewed by David Plotz, the editor of Slate.