Hanna Rosin /ˈhɑːnə/ (born 1970)[2] is an American author and writer. She is the co-host of the NPR podcast Invisibilia with Alix Spiegel.[3] She is co-founder of DoubleX, a women's site connected to the online magazine Slate.[4]

Rosin writes for The Atlantic, and has written for The Washington Post, The New Yorker, GQ, 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 (2012).

Early life and education

Rosin was born to a Jewish family[5] in Israel but grew up in Queens, where her father was a taxi driver.[4][6] She graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1987, where she won a number of competitions on the debate team with her partner David Coleman.[7] She attended Stanford University, and is married to Atlas Obscura CEO David Plotz; they live in Washington, D.C. with their three children.[8]


Rosin is a co-founder of Slate magazine's DoubleX, a women's site.[4] She is also a writer for The Atlantic. She has written for The Washington Post, The New Yorker, GQ 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.[9][10]

Rosin has published a book based on her 2010 Atlantic story, The End of Men.[11] She gave a TED talk on the subject in 2010.[12] 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.[13]

In the past she has specialized in writing about religious-political issues, in particular the influence of evangelical Christians on the 2004 U.S. presidential campaign.[14] 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 [the] nation and shape [the] culture."

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.[15] In 2009 she was nominated for a National Magazine Award for "Boy's Life",[16] 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.[17] Her stories have also been included in anthologies of Best American Magazine Writing 2009 and Best American Crime Reporting 2009.[18][19]

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.[20]



  1. ^ "List of Registered Voters" (PDF). District of Columbia Board of Elections. 30 May 2016. p. 3871. Retrieved 13 February 2017. 
  2. ^ O’ Malley, JP (November 5, 2012). "Israeli-born author causes a stir by predicting 'The End of Men'". The Times of Israel. 
  3. ^ "NPR's 'Invisibilia' Adds Third Host: Author Hanna Rosin". NPR.org. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  4. ^ a b c "Double X Profile: Hanna Rosin". Archived from the original on October 7, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  5. ^ Jewish Journal: "What will New Republic exodus mean for American Jewish thought?" by Anthony Weiss December 9, 2014
  6. ^ Rosin, Hanna (2011-12-11). "Because There's Nothing Like a Great Old New York Hack - Reasons to Love New York 2011 - New York Magazine". Nymag.com. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  7. ^ "Stuyvesant Policy Debate Alumni". Retrieved 2009-09-12. 
  8. ^ "How David Plotz and Hanna Rosin make it work". Women's agenda. Retrieved 2016-11-18. 
  9. ^ "Hanna Rosin, Washington Post staff writer, to discuss "religious right" on the campaign trail". Princeton University. Archived from the original on 2007-06-10. Retrieved 2007-09-12. Chloë Sevigny later portrayed her in "Shattered Glass" the movie about her New Republic colleague, Stephen Glass. 
  10. ^ Howard Kurtz (2002-10-07). "Stephen Glass: The True Story". Washington Post. Retrieved 2007-09-12. A female New Republic staffer played by Chloë Sevigny, though based loosely on Hanna Rosin (now also at The Post), is a composite. [dead link]
  11. ^ Rosin, Hanna (June 8, 2010). "The End of Men". The Atlantic. 
  12. ^ Hanna Rosin: New data on the rise of women, TED Conference, Dec 2010
  13. ^ Homans, Jennifer (2012-09-13). "A Woman's Place". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  14. ^ Julia Osellame (2005-11-05). "Right wing on rise, says writer". Daily Princetonian. Archived from the original on 2007-11-06. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  15. ^ Hanna Rosin (April 2009). "The Case Against Breast-Feeding". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  16. ^ Leight, Elias. "A Boy's Life - Hanna Rosin". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  17. ^ Rosin, Hanna (2009-10-18). "Why One Mother Heard the Opposing Arguments, Then Circumcised Her Sons Anyway". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  18. ^ American Society of Magazine Editors (2010-01-01). The best American magazine writing, 2009. ISBN 9780231147965. 
  19. ^ Toobin, Jeffrey; Penzler, Otto; Cook, Thomas H (2009-01-01). The best American crime reporting 2009. New York: Ecco. ISBN 9780061490842. 
  20. ^ Rosin, Hanna (2012-02-27). "Jan Berenstain, co-creator of The Berenstain Bears, is dead. Good riddance to her books". Slate.com. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  21. ^ Rosin, Hanna (13 September 2013). "The Patriarchy Is Dead: Feminists, accept it". Slate.com. The Slate Group. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 

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