Essay on Hanna Rosin’s article ”The End of Men”
Hanna Rose’s The End of Men is an article with a strong and controversial message: Women are taking over. I find it provocative and controversial because of the fact that men have always been the leading force in the world, until now – according to Hanna Rose. In the article, Hanna Rose argues in favour of the women’s dominance at school and on the labour market, which numbers and statistics have shown recently. Hanna Rose is a female journalist and I can image her being about 30-40 years, due to her style of writing. She refers to older statements and she uses stories about old biologists, such as Ronald Ericsson. The effect of using an opponent in her article is that she provides material for discussion. On the one hand, she introduces Ronald Ericsson, which is an old biologist and cowboy, and his point of view. He had before said some things like “He’s the boss” and “Breakfast at five-thirty, in the saddle by six, no room for Mr. Limp Wrist”, which I interpret as a gentle kind of male chauvinist thing to say. On the other site in this discussion, is Hanna Rose. She actually manages to convince an old cowboy, and makes him contradict his own previous thoughts. Like for example, in line 34, page 2 he says, “These mothers look at their lives and think their daughters will have a bright future their mother and grandmother didn’t have, brighter than their sons, even, so why wouldn’t you choose a girl?”. Ericsson also tells about his highly qualified granddaughter, whom are a biochemist and works on genetic sequencing, while he’s afraid of his grandson might “screw up” his truck and ruin his life by getting some girl pregnant. With this, I belief Hanna Rose wants to show that even an old cowboy, can see the changing going on between the roles of the sex. At the end, he even says a former classmate of his, are having a sex-change operation. Hanna Rose has obviously done a magnificent job in this article and many...
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