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

For the 1st time in historical past, will it's larger to be a girl 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 greatest socio-economic phenomena of our time — the relative decline of the ability and standing of guys within the office, within the family members, and society at huge. males have normally been the dominant intercourse. yet now, for the 1st time, a number of symptoms means that ladies not just are reaching equality with males, yet are quickly rising because the extra profitable intercourse of the species. no matter if in schooling, employment, own wellbeing and fitness, or baby rearing, facts element to an increase within the prestige and tool of girls at domestic, within the place of work, and in conventional male bastions corresponding to politics. yet are males, and the age-old energy constructions linked to “maleness,” completely in decline? With ladies 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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She believes men and women are moving forward to create gender identities that are not only more fluid, but also more co-operative than in the past. Women can and will have equality with men, and both sexes will benefit from a rebalancing of the power relationship as the stereotypes about what is “male” and what is “female” behaviour fall by the wayside, creating more individual choice for everyone: “Do women gain anything from men becoming obsolete? Do we win by triumphing in work, education, the economy, politics, and business, while retaining our old kingdoms of homemaking and child-rearing?

Ca. It’s terrific to have you here as virtual participants in tonight’s proceedings. And a warm hello to you, the over 3,000 people who’ve filled Roy Thomson Hall to capacity for yet another Munk Debate. All of us associated with this project want to thank you for your enthusiasm for the simple goal to which this series is dedicated: more and better public debate. Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, we want to expand the focus of our debate for the first time in this series. We want to go beyond geopolitics and international economics to consider one of the big sociological issues of our time — the decline of the performance of men, relative to women, in the family, in the workplace, in schools and universities, and in once all-male bastions such as politics and business.

RUDYARD GRIFFITHS: Great opening comment, Caitlin, and I think it’s about three in the morning for you, so the profanity absolutely suits the time. Hanna, I’ve seen you diligently taking notes throughout these opening statements, and because you spoke first I want to give you the first chance to rebut something that you’ve heard on the other side. ” HANNA ROSIN: Well, just this idea that somehow this is being mean to men. If it were up to me, we would just put all the damn factories back in all the places where the men have lost their jobs.

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