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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It does give me ideas for helping my sons to Man Up so that hopefully they can avoid some of the challenges we face when it’s their turn to navigate pre-adulthood and to raise a family. Their old scripts are gone, and young men find themselves adrift.

It looks at men and how they have come to be more children than men. The playboy types are staying single through their 40s at times, while women are becoming “choice mothers” and going straight to the sperm bank.

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

What happens we abandon marriage and its goals and responsibilities. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Society has changed, and Manning Up delineates a few of the ways in which it has. This book feels incomplete at the end, as it leaves some unanswered questions. I especially found interesting her description of how society’s views on gender roles has changed.

Or that parents in America have begun to favour daughters. Yet how often do single women actually use donated sperm? 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. Keep your alpha sexists; I’ll take the REAL man- the one that cooks dinner for me and does housework so I can work on my script. Anyone who thinks so is indoctrinated an I can sum this up in one word: Yes, this book helped me understand my hubby – I am thankful for that.


I had a hard time getting through the book. The book explains some causes for pre-adulthood, and makes the pretty compelling case that female pre-adults are out-performing their male peers.

Jul 01, Wellington rated it liked it. As a product of the “girl power” generation, this was definitely an interesting read. And shortly after that: Feminism is full of hypocrisy. Basically this is another zany attempt to straw-man by defining men in the worst paossible way and tearing them down.

I still need to maninng the last chapter, but I thought this was a very good book about the current state of 20 and 30 somethings, or “pre-adults,” as Hymowitz calls them. The author also states that this increase in people graduating from colleges has made society less mature because people might continue their education up until their 30’s and then marry. Though I’m not sure I want Hymowitz to write it. The one thing I didn’t like about the book was that it had a negative perspective on a lot of the points it offered.

I read this fairly small book pages in about 3 and 30 minutes I skipped the last chapter because this book is so awful. But, frankly, both sides need to hear it.


Bracing for a vicious attack on males, I charged ahead any way. Refresh and try again. The title and especially the hymowits 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. Mamning are certain cultural and sub-cultural attributes found within the American experience that I simply do not understand. Helen Smith, but if men are, in fact, choosing computer games over relationships, if men are choosing to be Chester Riley rather than Ward Cleaver, then understand this one thing: I think the problem arises in the fact that men, as whole,have not adjusted to the higher expectations now that women are an irreversible part of the work force.

According to the author, the answer is a resounding NO. I like that the book wasn’t just playing the blame game. She also seems to inhabit a mental world where everyone went to Brown or Wesleyan or some posh east coast school, and one wonders if she is writing about the sexes in America, or just Sex in the City.


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.

MANNING UP by Kay S. Hymowitz | Kirkus Reviews

Mar 06, Robert Kortus rated it really liked it. Without a solution it will only get worse as behavior reinforces behavior. Being nearly such a man myself, I would certainly hesitate — perhaps permanently — before publishing my impressions of Woodstock or how to cope when the kids leave home. Young men and women fuck around.

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

I was more on the love side of things, but I understand how difficult it is to truly define cultural and explain its many variables. Nov 05, Judith rated it did not like it Shelves: Mar ,ay, Karenbike Patterson rated it really liked it. For what it’s worth, Manning Up is a valuable contribution to the discussion. This book has less to do with the rise of women and more to with the extended preadult phase in which most of the young generation finds themselves.

The book’s premise is that many factors have combined to reverse the usual results of the battle of the sexes. The only shortcoming of the book is that it doesn’t offer suggestions for what Superwoman can do to help hubby to Man Up. Mannin a critique of men I read it to understand these criticisms.

Do women need a man to become a mother, to create a mannung, to carve out a life?

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