Hanna Rosin (born 1970) is an Israeli-born American writer. She is the editorial director for audio for ''New York Magazine
'' Formerly, she was the co-host of the NPR podcast Invisibilia
with Alix Spiegel
. She was co-founder of DoubleX, the now closed women's site connected to the online magazine ''Slate
'', and the ''DoubleX'' (now ''The Waves'') podcast.
Rosin has written for ''The Atlantic
'', ''The Washington Post
'', ''The New Yorker
'', ''New York
'' and ''The New Republic
''. She is the author of ''God's Harvard'' (2007) and ''The End of Men: And the Rise of Women
Early life and education
Rosin was born in Israel
but grew up in Queens
, where her father was a taxi driver.
She is Jewish
. She graduated from Stuyvesant High School
in 1987, where she won a number of competitions on the debate team with her partner David Coleman
. She attended Stanford University
Rosin is a co-founder of Slate magazine's DoubleX, a women's site.
She is also a writer for ''The Atlantic
''. She has written for ''The Washington Post
'', ''The New Yorker
'' and ''New York
'' after beginning her career as a staff writer for ''The New Republic
''. Rosin has also appeared on ''The Daily Show
'' and ''The Colbert Report
'' on Comedy Central
A character portrayed by actress Chloë Sevigny
in the 2003 film ''Shattered Glass
'' about Rosin's colleague at ''The New Republic'', Stephen Glass
, was loosely based on Rosin.
Rosin partly has specialized in writing about religious
issues, in particular the influence of evangelical Christians
on the 2004 U.S. presidential campaign
. She is the author of ''God's Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America'', published in September 2007. Based on a ''New Yorker'' story, the book follows several young Christians at Patrick Henry College
, a new evangelical institution that teaches its students to "lead he
nation and shape he
In 2009, she published a controversial article in ''The Atlantic
'' entitled "The Case Against Breast-Feeding," questioning whether current social pressures in favor of breastfeeding
were appropriate, and whether the science in support of the practice was conclusive. In 2009 she was nominated for a National Magazine Award for "Boy's Life", a story about a young transgender
girl. In 2010 she won the award for her contribution to a package of stories in New York magazine about circumcision. Her stories have also been included in anthologies of Best American Magazine Writing
2009 and Best American Crime Reporting 2009.
Rosin has published a book based on her 2010 ''Atlantic'' story, ''The End of Men
''. She gave a TED talk on the subject in 2010. In this work she details the emergence of women as a powerful force of the American workplace. For Rosin, this shifting economy has allowed women to use their most gendered stereotypical strengths to succeed.
On February 27, 2012, following the death of children's author Jan Berenstain
, Rosin wrote an article critical of the Berenstain Bears
series of books and said "good riddance" to the beloved children's author. After negative public reaction to her use of the phrase "good riddance," Rosin issued an apology.
* ''The End of Men: And the Rise of Women
''. New York, New York: Riverhead Books, 2012.
* ''The Patriarchy Is Dead: Feminists, accept it.'' Slate.com (Sept. 11, 2013).
Rosin articles on TheAtlantic.comVideo (with mp3 available) of discussion with Rosin and Ruth Lawrence
(May 10, 2009)
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