TACOMA, WASH. — The University of Washington Tacoma’s 2013 Paulsen Lecture will feature Hanna Rosin, senior editor at The Atlantic, editor and founder of Slate’s women’s section DoubleX, and author of a new book, The End of Men and the Rise of Women.
The lecture will be at William W. Philip Hall on the UW Tacoma campus, on Oct. 15, 2013 from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 (free registration for UW students), available online at tacoma.uw.edu/paulsen.
Although Rosin’s book title, The End of Men, is seen by some as incendiary, her argument is based on 30 years of shifts in the apparent societal roles of men and women. Some of her evidence:
- For every two men who receive a B.A. in the United States this year, three women will. (At UW Tacoma, preliminary figures for 2013 show 57% of entering students–first-year and transfer–are women.)
- The gender composition of the American labor force has switched over the last half century, with a continuous decline in the participation of men and an increase in the participation of women.
- The average wife contributes 42 percent of her family’s income, up from two to six percent in 1970.
In her talk, Rosin will present the findings, both statistical and anecdotal, that she uncovered while preparing her book. Ultimately, she will lay out her reasons for believing that, although men currently seem unwilling to adjust to new realities that are changing their roles in society, they “may become more flexible as the world around them continues to change.”
Rosin grew up in Israel, and moved to New York City when she was five. She attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, and got a degree in comparative literature at Stanford University. She worked at The New Republic, and wrote regularly for GQ, and New Yorkmagazines. She became the religion reporter at the Washington Post in 2005, and wrote for The New Yorker. Her first book, God’s Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America, was based on a New Yorker article. She is currently a senior editor at The Atlanticmagazine.
What: Hanna Rosin – The End of Men and the Rise of Women – 2013 Paulsen Lecture at University of Washington Tacoma
When: Oct. 15, 2013, 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: William W. Philip Hall, UW Tacoma Campus, Tacoma, Wash.
Cost: $10 (free registration for UW students) – tacoma.uw.edu/paulsen