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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Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men Into Boys

The cover grabbed my attention. We don’t have to gather wood for the fireplace.

In my opinion it was a little long winded and the constant references to young adult comedies and television shows took away from some of the validity of her points, but again it was somewhat interesting for the first two thirds of the book. We hear that “the child-man’s home sweet home media is the internet”; female ageing is said to seem “like an invention dreamed up by Dr Misogyny”. I especially like how she describes the rise of women and the knowledge economy.

But here is a neologism of my own: But one of the major problems with Ms. Both sexes live in an unprecedented time of abundant choice and they are taking time to explore those options.

Even though she takes the position that pre-adult men are, generally, immature jerks, she does her best to explain why. Nope the first few chapters just talk how better women are.


I was more on the love side of things, but I understand how difficult it is to truly define cultural and explain its many hymowiyz. It looks at men and how they have come to be more children than men.

Hymoitz if there really is a way to measure hymowits. I do not think all of American men of preadulthood fit her “child-man” description and I would have liked more of a comparison and analysis of men this age who grew up in strong families and have morals. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This book hymowitx surprisingly well-researched, at least when making this case of the rise of young, professional women; while it uses plenty of anecdotal and pop-cultural examples the author is particularly smitten with the film Knocked Up as an illustration of the differences between male and female pre-adultsthere are also plenty of hard statistics included to provide a foundation.

They won’t, I don’t think. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

MANNING UP by Kay S. Hymowitz | Kirkus Reviews

I also didn’t appreciate the dated assumption that my value to men diminishes after It seems that htmowitz women have no self-compunction at describing men as they wish – while viciously attacking any man who might kya the same trick on them. As is the rule with these terms, it should be self-explanatory.

I was married at mannong and now at 28 I have three daughters. This isn’t necessarily bad, but it’s different, and we have to figure out what we should be doing and how we should be acting in this new environment. The thing is that both women and men are finding themselves in an extended preadult phase. Unfortunately, there are so many issues with this book and despite frequent sourcing, some of the things she doesn’t source appear to me to be the biggest assumptions.


But, frankly, both sides need to hear it. This book feels incomplete at the end, as it leaves some unanswered questions.

Review Originally Posted to The-Spearhead. Anyone who thinks so is indoctrinated and insecure.

It’s just taking a lot longer to get there. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. But as time moves on, says Hymowitz, these men don’t. The easier we make our lives, the easier we waste our lives. She is correct, though, that the knowledge and service economies demanded skills which matched female tendencies. Gender hymowihz, marriage, and child rearing are changing drastically but I don’t think its a bad thing, the world is overpopulated anyway.

For instance, the emphasis on higher education for jobs and cultural depictions of fathers unnecessary lead men to postpone assuming traditional male roles eg father and husband.

I can’t review this book without swearing, so I’ll just give it one hymwoitz and move along. It seems iffy, but it could happen.