Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Are Women Defeating Men?

Some weeks ago I read an article in Newsweek on manhood nowadays.
There are a lot of interesting ideas in this text. The first one is that men’s share of the labor force has declined. According to Newsweek as the U.S. economy has transitioned from brawn to brain over the past three decades, a growing number of woman have gone off to work.
The second idea is that women have matched or overtaken men as a percentage of students in college and graduate school.
And what have men done? Some men have turned to old models and mores of manhood for salvation. As a result the term “retrosexual” is replacing “metrosexual”. And this impulse transcends race and class.
As Newsweek says, in my opinion this reaction only perpetuates the problem. What men of the world should do is to look for models which help them to adapt to times.
Men must look at Sweden where they maybe can find the model for the new man.
Our society has got a new woman and now need a new man. We are going to need laws and rules which must help us to build a better world.

September 27, 2010


  1. I think that feminism has tried to give us all a chance to play to our strengths and not have to take on roles assigned to us by our gender. But it can be harder for men to adjust to it not being (so much) a man's world (in the "developed" world anyway). We'll get there in the end if we remember we are all members of the human race, not competing teams in the rat race.

  2. Also I think members of both sexes can be a bit overwhelmed by how much choice we have now. I touch on this in my blog post - http://angelinequick.blogspot.com/2010/09/me-myself-i.html

  3. I agree with you. We have a lot of choices. But what else is freedom?

    As the French philosopher Jean Paul Sartre said, freedom is the ability to choose.

    Thanks for your comments