Mitt Romney and the End of Men

Zachary Wertz

Section: Barbara Adams

Global Now: Abstract

Headline: Mitt Romney and the End of Men

9/20/2012

Source: The Cut

Abstract:  Shedding light on Hanna Rosin’s new book, The End of Men, the article proceeds to inform on the apparent shift in culture between men and women.  Women, in view of Rosin’s book and this article, have been plasticized.  They have adapted, and molded to the necessities of modern life in a that men have failed to do.  Men are seen as “cardboard.”  Men are viewed as stiff and rigid in their ideals.  This does not mean that they are incapable of change.  It just suggests the NEED for men to adapt has never really been present.   The article in turn relates Mitt Romney to starched ways of the modern man.  It sheds light on Mitt Romney’s newly released views on the American electorate.  In Romney’s words, “47% of voters aren’t striving for a better life.”  This statement is humorous because of it’s origins, a white and wealthy male. A quote from Ezra Klein sums up my basic feelings on the subject, “The thing about not having that much money is that you have to take responsibility for things the rich take for granted.”  People evolve when they need to.  This class, Global Issues, and Anne Balsamo’s lecture truly attend to the idea that nothing is stagnant.  Design, technology and other aspects of our lives are constantly changing and adapting.  It is justly apparent that we ourselves become plasticized and mold to the ever-changing future.

 

link: http://nymag.com/thecut/2012/09/mitt-romney-and-the-end-of-men.html

Global Issue: Politics

Primary Design Lens:  Social Science

Secondary Design Lens: Evolution

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