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New “Voices of Women” Class at American University, May 7-23! @HannaRosin #hwhtw

When I first met Hanna Rosin, she had just finished telling the TEDWomen audience that “Men are the new ball and chain.”  My post about that talk (and her famous article in the Atlantic Monthly entitled “The End of Men”) was the most-viewed post on this blog in 2011!  There’s no doubt that Hanna knows how to keep things interesting.

Now, she’s taking her talents to the classroom.  This May, Hanna will be  teaching a 3-week class on “Voices of Women” along with American University professor Iris Krasnow.  Knowing Hanna, there won’t be a dull moment…

To learn more or enroll in the class: http://www.american.edu/washingtonsemester/women/Enroll-Now.cfm

 

 

March 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm Leave a comment

TEDWomen Recap

There were so many noteworthy talks, and not nearly enough time to blog them all.  They weren’t kidding about TEDWomen being an “immersive experience.”  I’ll continue to write posts about the speakers I’ve missed, and add links to the videos so you can see them for yourself.  In the meantime, my closing TEDWomen thought is that as world-changing as the speeches were, my favorite memories are of “unofficial” moments:

– Talking yoga with supermodel-author-maternal health advocate Christy Turlington Burns

–  Debating bitchiness in the workplace with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Hanna Rosin of Slate

– Swapping relationship advice with tennis star Liezel Huber

– Analyzing my amateur comic strip-drawing career with New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly

– Bonding with my “TED besties” Hanna and Heather

Enjoy the posts, enjoy the videos, and if TED comes to your town… go!

December 9, 2010 at 11:13 pm 2 comments

Hanna Rosin: “Men are the new ball and chain”

Hanna Rosin knows how to court controversy.  She is most (in)famous for her article in the Atlantic Monthly entitled “The End of Men.”  In her TED Talk, she pointed out that women are getting college degrees and Ph.D.s at a faster rate than men, that across America young women are outearning young men, and that the female college students in she interviewed in Kansas envisioned their own future roles as breadwinners with stay-at-home husbands (the source of the “ball-and-chain” comment).  In a nutshell, she says, “the global economy is shifting to make women more successful.”  And, she notes, changes this profound “don’t happen without pain.”

Hanna challenged the crowd to envision not a “glass ceiling” to be shattered but a “high bridge” – scary, but a place where we can all go together.  Men and women.  Doesn’t seem so controversial after all.

More on Hanna Rosin: http://www.doublex.com/users/hanna-rosin

December 7, 2010 at 4:37 pm 4 comments


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