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Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men Into Boys

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Publisher Comments:

Women complain there are no good men left—that men are immature, unreliable, and adrift. No wonder. Masculine role models have become increasingly juvenile and inarticulate: think of stars like Adam Sandler and Will Ferrell, or the dudes of the popular Judd Apatow movies. There are no rules for dating and mating. Guys are unsure how to treat a woman. Most importantly, dating in the pre-adult years is no longer a means to an end—marriage—as it was in the past. Many young men today suspect they are no longer essential to family life, and without the old scripts to follow, they find themselves stuck between adolescence and “real” adulthood. In Manning Up, Kay Hymowitz sets these problems in a socioeconomic context: todays knowledge economy is female friendly, and many of the highest profile areas of that economy—communications, design, the arts, and health care—are dominated by women. Men are increasingly left on the outskirts of this new, service economy, and take much longer to find a financial foothold. With no biological clock telling them its time to grow up, without the financial resources to settle down, and with the accepted age of marriage rising into the late 30s or even 40s, men are holding onto adolescence at the very time that women are achieving professional success and looking to find a mate to share it with. A provocative account of the modern sexual economy, Hymowitz deftly charts a gender mismatch that threatens the future of the American family and makes no one happy in the long run.

Review:

"What do Adam Sandler movies, Maxim magazine, and South Park have in common? According to journalist Hymowitz's unpersuasive polemic, they are compelling evidence that 'crudity is at the heart of the child-man persona,' an increasingly ubiquitous personality type among men age 20 — 40 who don't grow up because they don't have to. Weaving together the socioeconomic and cultural paradigm shifts of the last half-century, Hymowitz identifies the appearance of 'a new stage of life' in developed societies — pre-adulthood — where the traditional life-script: grow up, marry, have children, and die, is now: 'What do I want to do with my life?' But in a world where social demands no longer equate manhood with maturity, frat dudes, nerds, geeks, and emo-boys can remain in suspended postadolescence, while women, whose biological clocks are ticking, are forced to choose between single parenthood and casting their lot with a 'child-man.' It's a provocative argument that Hymowitz advances with considerable spirit, but she conflates character with maturity, and her blaming feminism for the infantilization of men wrests more power and control away from men, suggesting that they can't develop a sense of responsibility without a woman's help. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Book News Annotation:

Hymowitz, author of Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age, examines the radical changes in male courting habits over the last 50 years. He asserts that in an economic and social landscape where the traditional male role has been made unnecessary and even, in many ways, undesirable, a new stage of male development has emerged. These man-children live out their 20's and 30's with fierce anti-domestic tendencies, thus presenting courtship difficulties for their female peers. Hymowitz attempts here to explain this change and what it means for the future of family life and society as a whole. This book will appeal to those with an interest in sociology and modern culture. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Essayist and provocateur Kay Hymowitz explores the unintended consequences of the feminist revolution—the infantilization of young men and the rise of lad culture

Synopsis:

“A fascinating and important book—one that should be read by every man, woman and man-child in America.” —A.J. Jacobs

Synopsis:

In Manning Up, Manhattan Institute fellow and City Journal contributing editor Kay Hymowitz argues that the gains of the feminist revolution have had a dramatic, unanticipated effect on the current generation of young men. Traditional roles of family man and provider have been turned upside down as “pre-adult” men, stuck between adolescence and “real” adulthood, find themselves lost in a world where women make more money, are more educated, and are less likely to want to settle down and build a family. Their old scripts are gone, and young men find themselves adrift. Unlike women, they have no biological clock telling them its time to grow up. Hymowitz argues that its time for these young men to “man up.”

About the Author

Kay S. Hymowitz is the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. She also writes for many major publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465018420
Subtitle:
How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys
Publisher:
Basic Books
Author:
Hymowitz, Kay
Author:
Hymowitz, Kay S.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Feminism -- United States.
Subject:
Sex role -- United States.
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Series Volume:
How the Feminist Rev
Publication Date:
20120306
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in
Age Level:
14-UP

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "What do Adam Sandler movies, Maxim magazine, and South Park have in common? According to journalist Hymowitz's unpersuasive polemic, they are compelling evidence that 'crudity is at the heart of the child-man persona,' an increasingly ubiquitous personality type among men age 20 — 40 who don't grow up because they don't have to. Weaving together the socioeconomic and cultural paradigm shifts of the last half-century, Hymowitz identifies the appearance of 'a new stage of life' in developed societies — pre-adulthood — where the traditional life-script: grow up, marry, have children, and die, is now: 'What do I want to do with my life?' But in a world where social demands no longer equate manhood with maturity, frat dudes, nerds, geeks, and emo-boys can remain in suspended postadolescence, while women, whose biological clocks are ticking, are forced to choose between single parenthood and casting their lot with a 'child-man.' It's a provocative argument that Hymowitz advances with considerable spirit, but she conflates character with maturity, and her blaming feminism for the infantilization of men wrests more power and control away from men, suggesting that they can't develop a sense of responsibility without a woman's help. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by ,
Essayist and provocateur Kay Hymowitz explores the unintended consequences of the feminist revolution—the infantilization of young men and the rise of lad culture
"Synopsis" by ,
“A fascinating and important book—one that should be read by every man, woman and man-child in America.” —A.J. Jacobs
"Synopsis" by ,
In Manning Up, Manhattan Institute fellow and City Journal contributing editor Kay Hymowitz argues that the gains of the feminist revolution have had a dramatic, unanticipated effect on the current generation of young men. Traditional roles of family man and provider have been turned upside down as “pre-adult” men, stuck between adolescence and “real” adulthood, find themselves lost in a world where women make more money, are more educated, and are less likely to want to settle down and build a family. Their old scripts are gone, and young men find themselves adrift. Unlike women, they have no biological clock telling them its time to grow up. Hymowitz argues that its time for these young men to “man up.”
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