12/28/2012 09:51 am ET

13 Sweeping (And Sometimes Contradictory) Statements People Have Made About Women This Year

Can they have it all? Did they decide the presidential election? It's been a confusing year for the large, diverse, yet frequently generalized-about group that is women.

1. They rule the world.
Or at least, they will soon, argued Hanna Rosin in her much-discussed The End of Men, released this year. Basically, she said, women are better at developing the social skills necessary in the modern workplace, meaning they're on the way to economic domination.

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