Why Men Fail


Headline: Why Men Fail by David Brooks

The article attempts to take a closer look at why men are slowly fading out of education and job positions, although top corporate positions are still male dominated. “In elementary and high school, male academic performance is lagging. Boys earn three-quarters of the D’s and F’s. By college, men are clearly behind. Only 40 percent of bachelor’s degrees go to men, along with 40 percent of master’s degrees.”

Brooks also takes a look at Hanna Rosin’s book “the end of men” for a female perspective on why perhaps men are “failing”. Why is Brooks using a female perspective to shed light on the situation rather than a male perspective? Could it be due to the fact that men refuse to admit that they have fallen behind in the rat race?

Source: NYTimes.com

Global Issue: Gender

Primary Lens: Gender Roles

Secondary Lens: The switching of traditional roles

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