The Myth of Male Decline - NYTimes.com
Jared Sperli stashed this in inequality
SCROLL through the titles and subtitles of recent books, and you will read that women have become “The Richer Sex,” that “The Rise of Women Has Turned Men Into Boys,” and that we may even be seeing “The End of Men.” Several of the authors of these books posit that we are on the verge of a “new majority of female breadwinners,” where middle-class wives lord over their husbands while demoralized single men take refuge in perpetual adolescence.
Even if it's true for some, it does not seem to be the case for most.
Haha, it's a great article. Read it in the paper this morning and was immediately thinking that it should be stashed with the Anne-Marie slaughter article from the Atlantic "Why women can't have it all." Now the magic PandaWhale community has already done it. Nicely done!
Paradigms generally seem immutable, right up to the point they mutate.
I'm sure that the European powers thought of America as barbaric, second-rate, isolationist power in the years leading up to World War 1.
No one ever expected the backwards Chinese communists to pull their country out of grinding rural poverty, up to the point they became a major export power.
Men sit atop the hierarchy now, but as generations die off, change has a way of sneaking up on people--just ask any Republican politician who thought gay marriage was a winning wedge issue.