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By Rosin, Hanna; Moran, Caitlin; Paglia, Camille; Dowd, Maureen; Griffiths, Rudyard

ISBN-10: 1770894519

ISBN-13: 9781770894518

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For the 1st time in background, will it's higher to be a girl than a guy within the upcoming century? The 12th semi-annual Munk Debate pits popular writer and editorHanna Rosin and Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist Maureen Dowd opposed to New York Times–bestselling writer Caitlin Moran and educational trailblazer Camille Paglia to discuss one of many greatest socio-economic phenomena of our time — the relative decline of the ability and standing of fellows within the place of work, within the relations, and society at huge. males have ordinarily been the dominant intercourse. yet now, for the 1st time, a bunch of symptoms means that ladies not just are attaining equality with males, yet are quickly rising because the extra profitable intercourse of the species. no matter if in schooling, employment, own well-being, or baby rearing, records aspect to an increase within the prestige and tool of girls at domestic, within the office, and in conventional male bastions resembling politics. yet are males, and the age-old strength buildings linked to “maleness,” completely in decline? With girls more and more demonstrating their skill to “have all of it” whereas males lag at the back of, the Munk Debate on gender tackles the fundamental socio-economic query: Are males obsolete?

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Direct from London, England — Caitlin Moran. We have a fabulous panel of debaters, but before we get to them and their opening remarks, I want to remind the audience of a house rule: when you see the countdown clock appear on the projection screens at the end of the allotted time for opening and closing statements — six minutes and three minutes, respectively — please join me in a round of applause. This will keep our speakers on their toes, and, more importantly, our debate on schedule. Finally, let’s find out how this 3,000-person audience voted coming into tonight’s debate.

So all those centuries, when you guys were asleep at the wheel, we were tinkering under the hood. When I wrote Are Men Necessary? my mom told me to change the title to Men Are Necessary, period. “You’ll hurt their feelings,” she said. So I want to end with a truism the comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted recently: “Dear Men, just because we don’t need you anymore doesn’t mean we don’t want you. ” RUDYARD GRIFFITHS: One second left, and you said you'd never debated before. That was absolutely perfect.

Is this a broad and permanent trend in post-industrial societies such as Canada, one that will fundamentally reshape family life, gender relations, our workplace, and society at large? Or, and it’s a big or, are the millennia-old power structures — economic, political, cultural — created by men for men still firmly embedded in our society, suggesting that men and maleness are anything but a spent civilizational force? These are the fault lines of tonight’s debate, and we’ve assembled what we think are two pairs of truly outstanding thinkers for your enjoyment and edification.

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