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By Hanna Rosin

For the 1st time in historical past, will it's larger to be a lady than a guy within the upcoming century? The 12th semi-annual Munk Debate pits well known 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 largest socio-economic phenomena of our time — the relative decline of the facility and standing of guys within the place of work, within the relatives, and society at huge. males have characteristically been the dominant intercourse. yet now, for the 1st time, a bunch of symptoms means that girls not just are attaining equality with males, yet are quick rising because the extra winning intercourse of the species. no matter if in schooling, employment, own wellbeing and fitness, or baby rearing, statistics aspect to an increase within the prestige and gear of ladies at domestic, within the place of work, and in conventional male bastions similar to politics. yet are males, and the age-old energy 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 basic socio-economic query: Are males obsolete?

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To the delight of the audience, she brought to the debate her trademark humour and bracing bluntness on issues of sex and gender. Joining Caitlin on the “con” side was iconic writer, commentator, and debating veteran Camille Paglia. The author of a slew of groundbreaking books on gender, history, culture, and sexual identity, Ms. Paglia has distinguished herself as one of the world’s top public intellectuals. She is rightly known for her “take no prisoners” debating style and her uncanny ability to marshal an encyclopedic knowledge of history, popular culture, religion, and politics to her arguments.

We’re already doing everything and we’re also trying to help them out here. It’s like, “Come on, you’re kind of ending. Get your act together! K. as much as in North America. There is a type of man out there who is falling behind in a pretty profound way in education, in work participation, and in family life. What’s driving that in society? CAITLIN MORAN: It must be capitalism, obviously. ” This isn’t a question of women overtaking men; it’s a question of the economy changing. I think it’s a massive diversionary tactic that we phrase it as men against women, whereas it’s the underclasses and the peasants that need to revolt against the oppressive — HANNA ROSIN: I will say I’m fairly neutral on whether the end of men is good or bad.

I hope you’ll also agree that the participants in these debates challenge not only each other but also each of us to think clearly and logically about important problems facing the world. Peter Munk Founder, the Aurea Foundation Toronto, Ontario Copyright © 2014 Aurea Foundation “Caitlin Moran, Maureen Dowd, Hanna Rosin, and Camille Paglia in Conversation” by Rudyard Griffiths. Copyright © 2014 Aurea Foundation. “Post-Debate Commentary” by Christina Hoff Sommers. Copyright © 2014 Aurea Foundation.

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