The End of Men

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The End of Men - Hanna Rosin
For many years now men has been in charge of the world. Men was always seen as the "strong gen-der. and there are many examples of how women, has always been the "weak gender". For example the right for women to vote were given in Denmark in 1915, and some places in the middle east women are still not allowed to vote. Women has throughout the world history fought hard for equality, and Hanna Rosin writes about the fact that women now has the majority of the jobs in the U.S, and how centuries fight for equality has finally paid off. In the very first line Hanna states that the majority of the U.S workforce now belongs to women for the first time in the history. Then she mentions the fact, that for every 2 men completing college, three women will do the same. From these two facts she raises the question: "What if modern, postindustrial society is simply better suited to women?" , and she uses the sperm clinic, Microsort, interviews with women who goes to college and she talks to the biologist Ronald Ericsson to answer the question and to argue for her statements. The title "The End of Men" isn't because all men 100 years from now will be entirely exterminated, but actually it can be interpreted in two ways: The first way is the end of men controlling the world, and the second is that women wants their kids to be daughters and not sons. Ronald Ericsson discovered in the 1970´s a way to separate the Y chromosome from sperm, and in the 1990's Ericsson look at the numbers for the clinics using his method, and discovered that the ratio in some were 2 to 1 girls favor. That shows us that the "The End of Men" already started back in the 90's, and that couples wants girls instead of boys. Earlier everybody wanted a boy because they were strong and responsible for the family and putting food on the table, and the woman had to stay home and take care of all the household chores. The woman has changed a lot the last centu-ries. Now a modern...
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