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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Always have, always will, and sadly my only authority for that is my personal experience, yet even that limited authority is more than Ms. I love him dearly and he has many wonderful qualities, but he still doesn’t embrace responsibility as a father,family or community member with anywhere near the level that I myself do.

I support myself and have a career, just because I’m childless and unmarried at 31 doesn’t mean I’m used up and done.

Not that we need evidence, on other occasions, to see that she is wrong. I picked this book after reading Hymowitz’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. Here is my main problem with this book: It wasn’t simply stating facts, but doing so with a negative jab thrown it. The easier we make our lives, the easier we waste our lives. Women have more reasons to pursue marriage and children due to biological limitations on fertility per author.

As someone who falls closest to her “Single and Loving It” woman, most of the things in this book were completely unrelatable to me. Mar 17, Hunt Brown rated it did not like it. On the other hand, men seem a lot more aimless in a culture which doesn’t really reward traditional masculine values.

However, this book is very well-researched and provides a great synopsis of cultural and socioeconomic shifts for both women and men in the U.


MANNING UP by Kay S. Hymowitz | Kirkus Reviews

There is very valuable commentary to be found here, and I feel even more interested in this important topic now that I’ve read Manning Up. But what a problem it is. It covers the history of hymowifz men and women in the market place and the home over the last century.

But, frankly, both sides need to hear it.

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

Surprisingly, for a book with the title she has given, most of the book is actually about women, and she has no real solutions or even reasons why child-men should “man up. A lot of the hunches I’ve had about the men in my generation as well as the women were justified.

This book feels incomplete at the end, as it leaves some unanswered questions. Apr 17, Illyria rated it it was ok. Hymowitz applies Manhattan Institute politics msnning factual demographics.

I find that the title is somewhat misleading, though it does talk about the state of men, the book mostly focuses on the change in the economy and work force and how that has affected both women and men. The scenarios that the hymiwitz presented in the last chapter mmanning examples of what is happening in the lives of young men and women mannng a little sad, but realistic, and include the neo-traditional, the Darwinian playboy, the single-and-loving-it woman, the choice mother, and the starter marriage, each of which reflects different trends in the American family culture.

This is passed off as new and interesting despite the fact that we all were in msnning high school at one time or another and learned there that beautiful intelligent girls play the field and seek out alpha males. Here are the reasons why the book is called Manning up so plainly I believed it would involve the discussion about todays men, wrong the first three chapters were all about women and how these modern women are striving ahead in the world of males in education, workforce, charity work, maturity etc.


Order by newest oldest recommendations. Mar 18, Hymowotz Patterson rated it really liked it. Jobs like that are few and far between these days. To ask other readers questions about Manning Upplease sign up. The first chapter didn’t seem so bad, I expected more clarification and support later. Society has changed, and Manning Up delineates a few of the ways in which it has.

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. To a certain extent, I think the book was tacitly recommended by someone far more influential than me. It is a choice. And research there bymowitz lots in this book doesn’t support happier marriages or a better society by waiting longer.

Regardless of whether or not you agree with Hymowitz in her central thesis, Manning Up does provide an insight into the preadult culture that is both educational and shocking at least for me.

Jul 21, Carmen Marie rated it liked it. Mannnig isn’t necessarily bad, but it’s different, and we have to figure out mamning we should be doing and how we should be acting in this new environment.

Young men might take offense to being frequently labeled “child-men” and told that they really do need to “man up!

Her little “scenarios” and “outcomes” portion towards the end of the piece were extremely condescending, and almost turned me off to liking the first half of the book.