Paglia, Camille; Dowd, Maureen; Moran, Caitlin & Rosin, Hanna. ARE MEN OBSOLETE? YOU DECIDE: THE MUNK DEBATE ON GENDER. London, England: Ebury Press, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 104 pages. As New.

Complete transcript of the Munk Debate on subject. One of the most fascinating and insightful debates on the issue ever held. The first appearance of the title in the United Kingdom and in hardcover. Please note: The Anansi Press Edition is a softcover original only. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents what, for now, is the best debate on the subject of manhood and its evolution in contemporary Western society. "For the first time in history, will it be better to be a woman than a man in the upcoming century? The twelfth Munk Debate pits renowned author and editor Hanna Rosin and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd against New York Times-bestselling author Caitlin Moran and academic trailblazer Camille Paglia to debate one of the biggest socio-economic phenomena of our time: The relative decline of the power and status of men in the workplace, in the family, and society-at-large. Men have traditionally been the dominant sex. But now, for the first time, a host of indicators suggests that women not only are achieving equality with men, but are fast emerging as the more successful sex of the species. Whether in education, employment, personal health, or child rearing, statistics point to a rise in the status and power of women at home, in the workplace, and in traditional male bastions such as politics. But are men, and the age-old power structures associated with maleness, permanently in decline? With women increasingly demonstrating their ability to have it all while men lag behind, the Munk Debate on gender tackles the essential socio-economic question: Are men obsolete?" (Publisher's blurb). The debate is nothing less than a microcosm of evolving notions about sexuality and power. Not surprisingly, Paglia insists on biology and its Darwinian determinism, which will always make men physically, therefore actually, more powerful and relevant than ever. Maureen Dowd and Hanna Rosin emphasize the importance of social structures that, at least in the West, have empowered and unleashed the long-suppressed, natural power of women. The provocative title notwithstanding, the debate ultimately affirms the growing near-equal status between men and women. Unthinkable until recently (and still the case in most non-Western countries), this fact is not debatable. A gem of a book, this is an absolute "must-have" title for Camille Paglia, Maureen Dowd, Caitlin Moran, and Hanna Rosin reader/collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (British) still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. Four of the most brilliant living feminists. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CAMILLE PAGLIA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0091959853. $40.00

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