Female candidates sweep Tuesday’s primaries; what does this mean for men?

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For the first time in U.S. history, women are now the majority of the workforce. They also get more college degrees than men, and two prominent women just won the Republican primaries for U.S. Senate and governor in California: Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman, powerful businesswomen who turned to politics to beat out male challengers. Women won elsewhere as well — in Iowa, Nevada, Arkansas and South Carolina.

It’s all part of a pattern, says Hanna Rosin, contributing editor for The Atlantic Monthly, and author of a recent article entitled “The End of Men” that argues a big gender reversal is under way. In our post-industrial society, says Rosin, women are just better suited to succeed.

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