Forbes talks to Kay Hymowitz, author of the controversial book Manning Up, about her theory that women’s advancement produced a new. 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. Men in their twenties and thirties are fed up with women, but author Kay Hymowitz says you can’t blame them when women are demanding.

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This is easy enough to verify. I can sum this up in one word: Dutcher rated it really liked it Shelves: Quotes from Manning Up: As a product of the “girl power” generation, this was definitely manninf interesting read. On the other hand, men seem a lot more aimless in a culture which doesn’t really reward traditional masculine values.

This book started out interestingly enough with plenty of statistics laying out how our job market has drastically changed in the last 20 years leaving modern young professionals without a clear path towards reaching their career goals.

Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys by Kay S Hymowitz – review

This causes no end of problems to women, and unfortunately the author seems more interested on how child-men make it hard for women when they are finally ready to get married.

It makes a lot of sense, from the knowledge economy to the explicit and implicit expectations of cultural norms for both men and women. I especially found interesting her description of how society’s views on gender roles has changed. Feminist will spurn the evidence that shoots holes in the common myths of the wage-gap and the “patriarchy”. And this should scare men to their core for their purpose in society is becom The less discussed changes in the 21st family and american society pursuant to the advance of birth control and women’s participation in work outside the home are the eroding raison d’etre of men.

Still women want to marry and have children, as do most men. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Not that we need evidence, on other occasions, to see that she is wrong.

More frequently, a better part of this generation spends their entire twenties p This book has less to do with the rise of women and more to with the extended preadult phase in which most of the young generation finds themselves. Preview — Manning Up by Kay S.


Manning Up sets out the view that, thanks to women’s increasing success in the knowledge economy, a young man leaving university today does so “with the distinct sense that he is dispensable, that being a guy is a little embarrassing and that given his social ambiguity, he might as well just play with the hymowutz toys and babes — he hopes his culture has generously provided for him”.

But, frankly, both sides need to hear it. With either help or direction from her publishers, Hymowitz baited readers with a yellow op-ed, insulting cover art and a goading thesis. A lot of the hunches I’ve had about the men in my generation as well as the women were justified. These advances, while liberating for iay men and women, have an unforeseen consequence: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Reading Manning Up was an eye-opening, enlightening, and, at times, disturbing glimpse into a culture that I have never belonged to and am glad I never did. That is the cliche; we are just expected to accept it unexamined. May may, Brenna rated it really liked it Shelves: Her essay prompted the book. The easier we make our lives, the easier we waste our lives. In my opinion it was a little long winded and the constant references to young adult comedies and television shows took away from some of the validity of her points, but again it was somewhat interesting for manbing first two thirds of the book.

That’s not to say hymowita some people won’t take issue with this book.

Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men Into Boys by Kay S. Hymowitz

Jul 21, Carmen Marie rated it liked it. Apr 25, Becca rated it liked it Shelves: It looks at men and how they have come to be more children than men. This makes it unsatisfying except as a diagnosis of a problem. They are checking “find husband” off their list ,ay going straight to the “make baby” part.

It explains how the rise of empowerment in women brought about the “child-man” who never wants to grow up, marry, be responsible, etc. And this should scare men to their core for their purpose in society is becoming unknown.


Kay S Hymowitz, however, is a senior fellow at a conservative American thinktank called the Manhattan Institute, so it is her job to have opinions. Being nearly such a man myself, I would certainly hesitate — perhaps permanently — before publishing my impressions of Woodstock or how to cope when the kids leave home. They graduate college in higher numbers than men, fit better into an economy which rewards feminine qualities more than male on average though not at the very top, and have more freedom in determining their romantic life.

I can’t review this book without swearing, so I’ll just give it u; star and move along.

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

Jan 07, Mandy rated it did not like it. Always have, always will, and sadly my only authority for that is my personal experience, yet even that limited authority is more than Ms.

First off, it must be said that this book’s title is a bit misleading. To some extent, hyjowitz this would be forgivable if Hymowitz were on to something. But then this is her recurring problem: Mar 06, Robert Kortus rated it really liked it.

So anyways the first chapter is called Preadults and their Brilliant careers pretty much how much more educated people are these days and she gives loads of statistics to prove it without offering an opinion of her own. Review Originally Posted to The-Spearhead. Anyone who thinks so is indoctrinated an I can sum this up in one word: Last few chapters were the best. First, working women make and spend a lot of money.

People are “growing up” later because an education is now so important, and education takes time. Regardless of whether or not you agree with Hymowitz in her central thesis, Manning Up does provide an insight into the preadult culture that is both educational and shocking at least for me.