House of Anansi Press

Are Men Obsolete?

The Munk Debate on Gender The Munk Debates

Written by Hanna Rosin • Written by Maureen Dowd • Written by Caitlin Moran • Written by Camille Paglia

Published February 08, 2014 | ISBN 9781770894525
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies

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Are Men Obsolete?

The Munk Debate on Gender

The Munk Debates

Hanna Rosin • Maureen Dowd • Caitlin Moran • Camille Paglia

For the first time in history, will it be better to be a woman than a man in the upcoming century? The twelfth semi-annual Munk Debate pits Hanna Rosin and Maureen Dowd against Caitlin Moran and Camille Paglia to debate one of the biggest socio-economic phenomena of our time — the relative decline of the power and status of men in the workplace, in the family, and society at large.

Men have traditionally been the dominant sex. But now, for the first time, a host of indicators suggests that women not only are achieving equality with men, but are fast emerging as the more successful sex of the species. Whether in education, employment, personal health, or child rearing, statistics point to a rise in the status and power of women at home, in the workplace, and in traditional male bastions such as politics. But are men, and the age-old power structures associated with “maleness,” permanently in decline?

In this edition of the Munk Debates — Canada’s premier debate series — renowned author and editor Hanna Rosin and Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist Maureen Dowd square off against New York Times–bestselling author Caitlin Moran and academic trailblazer Camille Paglia to debate the future of men.

With women increasingly demonstrating their ability to “have it all” while men lag behind, the Munk Debate on gender tackles the essential socio-economic question: Are men obsolete?

About the Creators

Hanna Rosin

HANNA ROSIN is a senior editor at The Atlantic and author of the definitive book on the decline of men and maleness in modern society, The End of Men.

Maureen Dowd

MAUREEN DOWD is a New York Times columnist and has received the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. She is also the author of the bestselling book, Are Men Necessary?

Caitlin Moran

CAITLIN MORAN is a British broadcaster, critic, columnist, and author of the international bestseller How to Be a Woman.

Camille Paglia

CAMILLE PAGLIA is a professor and social critic recognized as one of the world’s top one hundred public intellectuals by Foreign Policy and Prospect.