Men have always been the dominant sex in terms of both the labor market and the economy.
The majority of top jobs belong to men and likewise, the male sex has always earned more than the female. Male dominance has set the framework for society and culture for years, but is this changing in our modern postindustrial society?
A society where women have become the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history and where most managers are now women too. The prominent dominance of women in the postindustrial society is the focal point of the article “The End of Men” written by Hanna Rosin in the magazine The Atlantic.
Hanna Rosins’ feature article is a formal nonfictional text because it is impersonal, critical, academic, systematic, dogmatic, and she uses a formal constructed language: “The postindustrial economy is indifferent to men’s size and strength” [Page 3, line 102-]. This quote shows that Rosin is critical about the men’s influence in the postindustrial society.
Apart from that, it is also an expository text with a persuasive element to it as well. An expository text is a text that involves investigating an idea, evaluating the evidence, presenting the idea, and supporting the presentation with an argument, which this article does.
Here, Rosin has explored and presented the idea that women have been given a prominent and influential role in the postindustrial society and finally substantiated her arguments with facts.
The persuasive elements come from the interesting and surprising facts Rosin presents, such as “Women own more than 40 percent of private businesses in China, [...]” [Page 3-4, line 106-107]. Here she is talking about women’s progress in the labor market.