The End of Men? Not in Alabama

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Hanna Rosin, in her recent book The End of Men, says that sociologists have described the collapse of the manufacturing-based white working class but have missed how that event has had different effects on men and women: In fact, the most distinctive change is probably the emergence of an American matriarchy, where the younger men especially […]

Weathering Health Inequality

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A hypothesis with legs. In the early 1990s, Arline Geronimus proposed a simple yet profound explanation for why Black women on average were having children at younger ages than White women, which she called the “weathering hypothesis.” It goes like this: Racial inequality takes a cumulative toll on Black women, increasing the chance they will have health problems at […]

Global Women’s Progress Report

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I have criticized sloppy statistical work by some international feminist organizations, so I’m glad to have a chance to point out a useful new report and website. The Progress of the World’s Women is from the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The full-blown site has an executive summary, a […]