10/05/2012 10:53 am ET

The Rise of Women Does Not Mean the End of Men

I completely agree with Hanna Rosin on how much—and for the most part, how irreversibly—women’s options and gender power relationships have changed. In my last book, A Strange Stirring, I emphasized the enormous gains women have made since the 1960s. And I am currently working on another book, tentatively titled Intimate Revolutions, showing how these positive trends in gender equality—along with new technologies, shifting racial-ethnic dynamics, and some decidedly negative trends in socioeconomic inequality—have transformed interpersonal relationships at every stage of life, from birth through old age, for better and for worse.

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