Kathie Lee & Hoda: Hanna Rosin and David Plotz Interview
You know the old saying that it is a man’s world, but with so many women working full-time at the office and at home is that still the case? Kathie Lee and Hoda were joined by Hanna Rosin, author of The End of Men: And The Rise of Women, and her husband David Plotz, Editor-In-Chief at Slate Magazine, to talk about her new book.
Hanna Rosin: The End of Men Review
Hanna said she believes that women have outpaced men at the workplace and at home. They did a poll at Today.com and 57% agreed that women are surpassing men. Hanna said that women are having an easier time adapting to this economy and getting the education needed to take advantage of the job opportunities.
She said the book explains that that has changed the way women make their decisions about marriage and love, intimacy, how women raise their children and the workplace. She said the book tells women how to navigate this new system.
Battle of the Sexes: Wage Gap for Men and Women
Hanna said the wage gap is not exactly what it seems, but part of the problem is that women have to start at the bottom and work their way up, so those things are still true.
David Plotz: Emasculating To Men?
David said he thinks it is great. He said he is happy to have a successful wife and is out there doing it. There are good things about it, but she states in the book that men have to be more flexible and make changes and adapt to this new economy that maybe some men haven’t.
Hanna Rosin: Women Doing Jobs Men Don’t Want?
Hanna said some of it is that women are doing jobs that men are not willing to do and work their way up and another thing is just expanding opportunity. There are things now that women could never do before, like Marissa Mayer, the CEO at Yahoo! while she is pregnant.
Hanna Rosin: Glass Ceiling Shattered?
Hanna said it is not completely shattered because we are still uncomfortable with women in power. She talks about how to navigate that in the book because we still aren’t there yet. Kathie Lee said that real power comes from knowing who you are and not listening to all the voices around you that are trying to bring you down. Hanna said that women do have to realize that these stereotypes are out there and they have to think of how they are going to navigate through them, but basically they should be who they are.