Libby Adler

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Surely any proclamation that the "End of Men" is upon us is an overstatement. The idea that men are over, at least insofar as they are defined by their economic superiority, is a notion with which to toy, not one to observe as an empirical truth, despite the tenor of empiricism that pervades both the essay and the book. Perhaps, though, we can derive some fresh value by stepping back and considering the framework Hanna Rosin constructs through her title and larger analysis: that of a transcultural, transhistorical match up - boys versus girls, brawn versus brains, gander versus goose - not because team sports is the best way to understand sex, but because viewing sex through the lens of team sports might shed some light on the rules of the game as well as on the arenas of play.

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gender equality, Sexuality and the Law

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Boston University Law Review Annex, Vol. 93, pp. 1-10, 2013