Thursday, July 1, 2010

The End of Men (The Atlantic)

“Women live longer than men. They do better in this economy. More of ’em graduate from college. They go into space and do everything men do, and sometimes they do it a whole lot better. I mean, hell, get out of the way—these females are going to leave us males in the dust.”

Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history. Most managers are now women too. And for every two men who get a college degree this year, three women will do the same. For years, women’s progress has been cast as a struggle for equality. But what if equality isn’t the end point? What if modern, postindustrial society is simply better suited to women? A report on the unprecedented role reversal now under way — and its vast cultural consequences.
This is a very compelling, thought-provoking article. It's not about "Yeah! Women Rule!" It's about changes that have been underway for decades and what they mean for the future.
Read the full article here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are women "in charge" because they are cheaper to the corporations over men? Women make much less than men and generally are required to provide more skills/multi-tasking than their male counterparts. If men and women were to cost a company the same amount (though not possible, if you consider maternity leave, for example), I think you'd find that the glass ceiling is still very real and obvious.