Battle of the Sexes for Tomorrow's Job
April 19, 2013
The End of Men
According to Hanna Rosin, a correspondent for The Atlantic, “women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history” in the year 2010. Will this continue or will men catch up? Hanna Rosin, was inspired to write a book called The End of Men as a result of her findings.
What do men think of Hanna’s book and ideas?
Hanna’s husband was a bit surprised by the book and stated:
“As Hanna’s husband, I find this book – how to put this charitably? A mixed blessing? It’s very nice for our checking account that she has been paid to write The End of Men. But really: What part of our life together has prompted her to predict doom for me and my half the human race? Do I load the dishwasher incorrectly? Have I botched the repair on the downstairs toilet one too many times? Do I not talk about my feelings enough? And how is Hanna going to explain this book to our two sons, when they get old enough to read it?”
Don’t Write Off Men Just Yet
Nicholas D. Kristof claims that men are benefitting from women’s new found jobs. But Nicholas suggests men stay calm and not let the news of women in the workforce worry them. He claims the “Odds are that we men will find a way to hold our own, with the help of women. And we’ll benefit as smart and talented women belatedly have the opportunity to deploy their skills on behalf of all of humanity — including those of us with Y chromosomes”. So the battle of the sexes for tomorrow’s job is, in fact, good news for men.
Why Women Make Better Managers
“As women gained traction in the workforce, gender differences among senior and junior staffers turned up in every workplace, from offices to factory floors to fighter planes. Now that women are pulling up chairs at boardroom tables and launching their own companies — the number of women-owned firms has increased by 103% in the past 10 years — those differences are increasingly playing out in executive suites, too.Studies show that both male and female styles of leadership can be effective. But when compared side by side, “female” has the edge” (see Why Women Make Better Managers by Joanna L. Krotz).
Women Have the Skills
According to Cosmopolitan, “Women have the social and communicative skills to get the job done”. Girls do better at school than boys. But it’s not only at school. Apparently, Women are more motivated to continue learning once they complete their formal education.
Will Women Win the Battle of the Sexes for Tomorrow’s Job?
Qualities for on the Job Skills
Women can focus better on the job than men. Men tend to be restless and multitask on the job. Men seem to be more traditional in their approach to ideas and less flexible than women. Will men need to learn to be more feminine in order to keep their jobs in the not so distant future? Will women get rewarded for their skills?
Women Get Lower Salaries
Women still get lower salaries than men. Women get paid less because they do not compete with me. If women competed for management jobs, they would probably get the job because women have the right skills for management positions. According to a study conducted by Roxana Barbulescu and Matthew Bidwell from McGill University, women tend to choose jobs that segregate them from men.
Dr. Nellie Deutsch is an education technology and curriculum consultant, faculty at Atlantic University in the MA transpersonal and leadership studies, teacher trainer, researcher, and writer. She organizes Moodle MOOCs and online conferences. She earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix Her dissertation research (available on ProQuest & Amazon) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning contexts in higher education around the world. Nellie offers free teacher training courses on teaching with technology, action research and Moodle for teacher courses to new, veteran, and future teachers who wish to teach online, face-to-face or in blended learning formats. She also provides online courses to teachers and ICT people on how to be administrators of Moodle websites. She integrates Moodle and WizIQ live virtual classes in all her courses.