Are men obsolete? : Rosin and Dowd vs. Moran and Paglia : by Rosin, Hanna; Moran, Caitlin; Paglia, Camille; Dowd,

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

For the 1st time in background, will or not it's greater 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 office, within the kinfolk, and society at huge. males have usually been the dominant intercourse. yet now, for the 1st time, a bunch of signs means that ladies not just are attaining equality with males, yet are quickly rising because the extra winning intercourse of the species. no matter if in schooling, employment, own wellbeing and fitness, or baby rearing, information aspect to an increase within the prestige and tool of girls at domestic, within the office, and in conventional male bastions similar to 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 in the back of, the Munk Debate on gender tackles the fundamental socio-economic query: Are males obsolete?

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And in every corner of the world, women own a fraction of the wealth that men do. Rather than pit east versus west or men versus women, I’d like to recognize that policies that are good for families, good for girls and boys, good for the environment, good for peace and social justice, are policies that raise the status of women and girls, and educate and invest in them. And when that happens, everybody benefits: communities benefit, the environment benefits, social life benefits. Let’s move ahead with supporting the equality of girls and women because it’s good for everyone, including men.

We have so far to go. The routine gang rapes of women in Pakistan and India recently — with no recourse to justice — have been shockingly documented. In places like Thailand and Central Europe, women and girls are trafficked as sex workers with no rights. In places like Saudi Arabia, women can’t drive; they don’t have full legal rights. And in every corner of the world, women own a fraction of the wealth that men do. Rather than pit east versus west or men versus women, I’d like to recognize that policies that are good for families, good for girls and boys, good for the environment, good for peace and social justice, are policies that raise the status of women and girls, and educate and invest in them.

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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