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.
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, her husband, boss, and the editor
David Plotz is Slate's editor. He is the author of Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible.
In 1992, Plotz graduated from Harvard. Prior to his work at Slate, he worked as a paralegal for the Department of Justice, which he disliked, switching to journalism. Thereafter, he served as a writer and editor for the Washington City Paper. He joined Slate when it launched in 1996.
Hanna Rosin, an Atlantic national correspondent, is the author of the book The End of Men based on her story in the July/August 2010 Atlantic.