The End of Men
English essay containing an analysis of, and comments on, the article ’The End of Men’ by Hanna Rosin. Is the postmodern world better suited for women than for men? Are we in the near future looking at the end of men? Women in the U.S are gradually taking control of the political-, social- and economical stations in their country. They are taking seats in the Senate and the Congress; they are winning worldwide awards for their literature, arts, and their science discoveries; and they are rapidly gaining more and more important standings in the modern society. Soon they will be able to make remarkable lives for themselves, without the support of any man. All through history men have been the dominant gender, and the very real threat (ER DET EN TRUSSEL? FOR HVEM?) of this changing is the subject of Hanna Rosin’s article ‘The End of Men’. The article was published in the July/August edition of the magazine The Atlantic, and focuses on the present female revolution. If we go back in history, both men and women wanted male children. Women were thrown out of their home, and in ancient Greece some were even killed, if they could not produce any male heirs. With Robert Ericsson’s theory (NOT A THEORY – A TECHNIQUE) about separating the male-producing Y chromosome from those carrying the X chromosome, it became possible to decide the sex of the children. He introduced his methods to clinics in the U.S and 20 years later he became very shocked by the results. Most people wanted girls, and at a ratio of 2 to 1 there was a big difference in the preference. Like Ronald Ericsson says: “Women live longer than men. They do better in this economy. More of ‘em graduate from college. They go into space and do everything men do, and sometimes they do it a whole lot better. I mean, hell, get out of the way – these females are going to leave us males in the dust.” (p. 2, l. 58-61) It is just a question of time before the women control everything, and who would...
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