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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As is the rule with these terms, it should be self-explanatory. This book maning 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. On the other hand, men seem a lot more aimless in a culture which doesn’t really reward traditional masculine values.

MANNING UP by Kay S. Hymowitz | Kirkus Reviews

Feb 06, D. The title and especially the subtitle of the book—How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys—captured my attention, and I decided to give the book a go.

The jacket design is the best thing about the book. First off, it must be said that this book’s title is manniny bit misleading. Obviously a critique of men I read it to understand these criticisms. It makes a lot of sense, from the knowledge economy to the explicit and implicit expectations of cultural norms for both men and women.


Being nearly such a man myself, I would certainly hesitate — perhaps permanently hymowigz before publishing my impressions of Woodstock or how to cope when the kids leave home. Initially I was amused but a late chapter resurrects tired stereotypes of single life hint: They are checking “find husband” off their list and going straight mannig the “make baby” part.

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

Bracing for a vicious attack on males, I charged ahead any way. The twenties turn into a “preadult” phase where men often get stuck with endless sex partners, video games or sports addiction and living alone or with roommates as women move up in the marketplace. I have been married to a man-child for 16 years. Regardless of your ideological and sociological viewpoints, you will find a lot to hate or a lot to love in Manning Up.

She argues these depictions reflect an actual growing segment of the male population and outlines potential antecedents and consequences of this. Mar 17, Hunt Brown rated it did not like it.

First, working women make and spend a lot of money. This is easy enough to verify.


Her essay prompted the book. Feminist will spurn the evidence that shoo A very balanced look into the current climate of genders, dating, and families in the 21st century.

Mar 16, Alissa rated it it was amazing. These advances, while liberating for both men and women, have an unforeseen consequence: And shortly after that: These days, a media voracious for lifestyle oddities moves things along faster. Return to Book ,ay. Aug 21, Yellow Rose rated it did not like it.


We don’t have to forage or hunt. There’s no reason to take this book seriously because any truth that may be here is buried in confounding and twisted information. That is the cliche; we are just expected to accept it unexamined.

Feminist will spurn the evidence that shoots holes in the common myths of the hjmowitz and the “patriarchy”. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Hymowitz applies Manhattan Institute politics to factual demographics.

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

Hymowitz is also more sympathetic to the male and female pre-adults she profiles than I would have thought. Dutcher rated it really liked it Shelves: Overall, the book is not so much an analysis of the current trends in masculine gender role, but rather a look at current trends in young adulthood for both men and women.

Jan 17, Tara rated it really liked it. May 05, Sara rated it really liked it Shelves: Be warned this book is dangerous and misleading.

This book feels incomplete at the end, as it leaves some unanswered questions. Lists with This Book.