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The Rise of Women and the Manhood Crisis

'Malestrom' author: When women flourish, men flourish too.
The Rise of Women and the Manhood Crisis
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Tom Brokaw, a former NBC news anchor and father of three daughters, predicted the 21st century will be remembered as the "Century of Women."

We’ve all witnessed the factors behind the momentum for our gender: second-wave feminism has gone global, women and girls are making gains in education, economic empowerment, maternal health, and human rights, and this movement is only gaining momentum.

But the rise of women is also raising concerns that progress for women comes at a cost for men.

In a recent online survey conducted by Hart Research Associates and covered in the Wall Street Journal, 44 percent of American men said they are finding it “harder to be a man today compared with their father’s generation.”

The most common explanation pointed to the rise of women: “Women attaining a stronger position in the workplace, a stronger position financially, and greater gender equity.” Nearly a third conceded that as women take greater responsibility ...

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