Atlantic writer Kate Bolick became more of a household name after her story entitled, “All the Single Ladies” landed on the cover of the magazine in November.
Watch Atlantic writer Hanna Rosin’s interview with genConnect below, about her forthcoming book, End of Men:
“Recent years have seen an explosion of male joblessness and a steep decline in men’s life prospects that have disrupted the ‘romantic market’ in ways that narrow a marriage-minded woman’s options: increasingly, her choice is between deadbeats (whose numbers are rising) and playboys (whose power is growing),” Bolick wrote. “But this strange state of affairs also presents an opportunity: as the economy evolves, it’s time to embrace new ideas about romance and family and to acknowledge the end of ‘traditional’ marriage as society’s highest ideal.”
Bolick’s story went viral and furthered the conversation of women today and when – and if – they choose to get married, their role in the workplace, and the evolution of the American family.
This Thursday, that conversation will continue as Bolick, along with Hanna Rosin, an Atlantic senior editor and author of the upcoming book End of Men, and Garance Franke-Ruta, a senior editor at The Atlantic who oversees the politics channel, participate in a panel discussion at sixth&i in Washington, D.C. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.
Rosin had her own story, “The End of Men,” which focused on the changing face of the traditional professional and societal roles of men and women, in the July/August 2010 issue of the Atlantic. Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history. genConnect recently sat down with Hanna Rosin to discuss her forthcoming book by the same name, and how she sees women’s roles evolving.
In the service and information sectors in particular, women are having better luck getting jobs, which is creating “different social and cultural dynamics that I think we’re just now grappling with,” she told genConnect. Education and health are two other sectors where women are dominating, because of the required skill set.
The End of Men is about “the idea that the economic reality is now such that women are doing better than men in the economy in men’s sectors,” Rosin said. ”Women are actually becoming breadwinners and it’s a very strange phenomenon.”
So if you’re in the Washington, D.C., area this Thursday, join the conversation with Kate and Hanna at sixth&i!
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