Hanna Rosin has a fascinating article in the latest edition of the Atlantic. Rosin has not written a feminist screed that falls back on the idea of the real struggles women have had to cope with in the workplace or education. This is more of a real time update based on societal shifts that are actually taking place in the more advanced economies of the world, and especially in newly-industrialized emerging economies.
Here's the synopsis: "Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history. Most managers are now women too. And for every two men who get a college degree this year, three women will do the same. For years, women’s progress has been cast as a struggle for equality. But what if equality isn’t the end point? What if modern, postindustrial society is simply better suited to women? A report on the unprecedented role reversal now under way— and its vast cultural consequences."
She also writes: "..in the U.S., the world’s most advanced economy, something much more remarkable seems to be happening. American parents are beginning to choose to have girls over boys. As they imagine the pride of watching a child grow and develop and succeed as an adult, it is more often a girl that they see in their mind’s eye."
Here's the full article.