Are Men Obsolete?

Are Men Obsolete Men are so last century They seem to have stopped evolving The Mad Men world is disappearing and the guys are struggling to figure out the altered parameters of manliness Maureen Dowd Do women get any

  • Title: Are Men Obsolete?
  • Author: Caitlin Moran Hanna Rosin Camille Paglia Maureen Dowd
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Men are so last century They seem to have stopped evolving The Mad Men world is disappearing and the guys are struggling to figure out the altered parameters of manliness Maureen Dowd Do women get anything from men being obsolete Do we win by triumphing in work, education, the economy, politics and business, while retaining homemaking and child rearing If that happen Men are so last century They seem to have stopped evolving The Mad Men world is disappearing and the guys are struggling to figure out the altered parameters of manliness Maureen Dowd Do women get anything from men being obsolete Do we win by triumphing in work, education, the economy, politics and business, while retaining homemaking and child rearing If that happened then we will be doing everything Are men obsolete No I won t let you be you f s Caitlin MoranAre Men Obsolete is an essential and entertaining read for anyone interested in what happens next in the great gender discussion Maureen Dowd, Caitlin Moran, Camille Paglia and Hanna Roisin debate whether modern man is past his sell by date, and, if so, what does that mean for women

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    1. This book was recommended to me by my boyfriend (I know, right?)(He knows I'm a big Caitlin Moran fan and he works in a bookshop)I both liked and hated this book.I've always been a feminist. I come from a family with 2 very strong empowered women, who always stood for what they believe despite what patriarchy told them they had to do.I also have a very sexist dad, who thinks women are inferior and they should be grateful for what men allow them to do (except me. I'm the best female driver he's s [...]

    2. A classic example of the posturing of the Anglo-Saxon middle class ogling at 'public intellectuals' performing like seals in pseudo-debates relying on predictable position-taking.There is merit in some of Hanna Rosin's analysis of the economics underpinning power shifts between genders but even she is speaking of a game played by the middle classes that scarcely affects the lack of power wielded by most working people of both sexes.The only one who has something of value to say is the redoubtabl [...]

    3. I think it was a short interesting debate and apart from Maureen Dowd, the rest of the debtors had interesting insights to share. I, of course, was on the side of Caitlin Moran and Camille Paglia, especially the latter.

    4. This is a book about a bunch of rabid feminists rambling non-stop about how men are evil and are somehow going extinct and that in the coming future, the proper role of a man would be that of a sperm-slave. The only thing good about this book is that it has Camille Paglia refuting those rabid feminists.

    5. I thought this was going to be satire, co-authored by Caitlin Moran and some people I'd never heard of; the blurb makes it sound that way. In fact, it is the transcript of a (mostly) serious live debate, with pre- and post-debate interviews and some (very short) commentary by journalists. It was still an okay read, just not what I was expecting.

    6. This book had a very catchy title; but wasn't really the heart of the debate as it sounds more towards obsolete as useless; whereas the debate was really centered on the change of gender roles and the rose of women in the workplace and in high ranking positions globally. I very much respected the points made that as North America has exported middle class trade/labour jobs; there has been a trend to assume that men are less capable or valued when they aren't. A fascinating read.

    7. I hate Caitlin Moran. I'm going to read her oh-so-popular book solely to turn my irrational hatred into a rational fire of loathing inside of my soul.

    8. I didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I would.First of all, I think the format in which the arguments are presented isn't the best to get the speaker's ideas across. I found that sometimes I couldn't get a clear idea of what the speakers were trying to say. This could be in part because of the format and also because the arguments were contradicting in themselves, so it was hard to understand everyone's postures.I thought there wasn't clearness, even in the speakers themselves, of what they w [...]

    9. Cogent and entertaining arguments from four brilliant women. While I don't necessarily agree with all the arguments put for the motion, there was something to take away from each woman's speech.Especially loved Caitlin Moran's part.

    10. A fairly superficial treatment of the "why are boys falling behind" premise with good snarky remarks on all sides. The Munk debates seem interesting, but if this is a 100% transcript, they seem too short to accomplish much.

    11. Don't be misled by the clickbait title - this is not the work of the stereotypical "Angry Feminist" suggesting that we do away with half the human race. Nor is it jut the work of Caitlin Moran (but that's a admin point!)This is a transcript of one of the Munk Debates, pitting four brilliant women (Hanna Rosin, Maureen Dowd, Camille Paglia and Caitlin Moran) against each other on the topic of gender equality and the future of men in a world where women are outperforming them across sectors.I pic [...]

    12. Basically a transcript of a debate that took place in Canada. I came across this quite by accident in the library but who could resist such a title. Two women argued for, two against. I don't think they resolved the matter. Some of the arguments weren't that convincing but it was a thought provoking read.

    13. Was disappointed by this one - I bought it because it popped up in my recommended books list from , due to me buying a couple of Caitlin Morans books which I've really enjoyed. For me, it was a little short for the debate it was trying to have and didn't really answer any of the points it was raising - bit of a frustrating read.

    14. Caitlin Moran is the best! In every sense. She's the funniest but also makes the most sense. You can tell Hanna Rosin was a champion debater though - she totally got her points home at the end, and thus, did win the debate. An interesting read if you are interested in the subject or the authors (as I am), and weren't lucky enough to see the original debate.

    15. To summarise this book perfectly, I shall quote my Oedipus complex inducing crush Caitlin Moran: “Are men obsolete? My answer is no! I won’t let you be, you fuckers! We are going 50/50 in this world, goddammit”. A fantastic and thought provoking little read. Don’t burn your bras.

    16. Lively and interesting but it's short format only left me wanting to hear MORE debate. Still a good primer about what each author/journalist/professor delves in within their own works.

    17. The debate premise is misleading because it's more about the shifting roles of men, and certainly no one thinks men are obsolete. Interesting read. Loved Caitlin Moran's part especially!

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