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The Impact of Shifting Gender Roles

  • Dec 19, 2013 · 7:00 PM

In the last 60 years, gender roles in the United States have shifted dramatically. Women are now attending and obtaining college degrees at a pace exceeding that of men, and women are the sole or primary breadwinner in 40% of households. How is this shift in gender roles affecting men? With the divorce rate higher among couples in which the woman out-earns her husband, how is it changing relationships and relationship dynamics, and how is it impacting families?

While women have made significant progress over the last several decades, men continue to dominate jobs at the top. Why is this? Interestingly, Latin America has seen several female heads of state and female CEOs of large corporations. Could it be that this culture, typically considered "machista," is actually more fair to women? How are gender roles in the United States different from gender roles in Latin America?

And finally, how is hookup culture related to this shift in gender roles? Is it liberating for women to use casual sex for pleasure in a way once monopolized by men? With research raising questions about just how satisfying casual hookups really are for women, what are women getting out of it? This and more will be discussed. Come join us! 


*Please make note of the location. We're back at Moloko as Lester's has closed down.

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  • Deniz M.

    I really wanted to come to this but I'm running super late. So ill just have to plan better for next time :(

    December 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    will be out of country for this meet up but here is a very interesting article from The Atlantic called "The end of Men." http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/07/the-end-of-men/308135/

    1 · December 10, 2013

    • Melissa

      Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you at the next one!

      December 10, 2013

    • Vineeth

      Thanks for the article and very glad I read it. Now I can brace myself for eventual extinction! Happy travels!

      December 11, 2013

  • Josh L.

    Will be out of town. :(

    December 10, 2013

    • Melissa

      Aww, too bad! :( We should try to meet up before you leave, though!

      1 · December 10, 2013

    • Josh L.

      I'd like that. Hopefully my schedule will open up a bit before Sunday.

      December 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could go ... I'll be out of country.

    December 10, 2013

    • Melissa

      You'll be missed! Hope to see you at the next one. :)

      1 · December 10, 2013

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