Hanna Rosin is pretty awesome.
Here’s an article length treatment of her new book, The End of Men.
We will need to talk about the rise of woman-dominated professions as we continue to transition into a service economy.
The nonprofit sector, which continues to professionalize, is chock full of amazingly talented women, but I have often commented that it is still treated (and paid) like ‘women’s work’ which indicates undervalued and unpaid professions–like nurses, librarians, and teachers– that were “ceded” to women because they were not considered overly physical or mentally challenging (gross), or which were related to the domestic sphere…sigh, the sexism of this history of so upsetting to me. The phenomenon is sometimes called the sexual division of labor. The philanthropic and nonprofit sector grows out of women’s volunteerism and charity work. I get the lineage, I just don’t agree with the way the sector continues to devalue itself. Still, many (most?) executive positions in nonprofits are held by men. The nonprofit where I temp now has only one male employee: the CEO. Just an anecdotal observation.
Anyway, read up! I can’t wait for the book, which will be published in early September.
H/T The Daily Quinn