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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, post-industrial society is simply better suited to women? In the UK and US they now make up the majority in the workforce and in terms of education and qualifications -- women are streaks ahead.

Hanna Rosin considers the seismic shift in gender roles and the cultural consequences this has for work, family and society.

Highlights of The end of men: and the rise of women The RSA (UK) 16 Oct 2012