Chronicling Lilith by Harriet Murphy

Review

Chronicling Lilith

The End of Men and the Rise of Women
by Hanna Rosin
Riverhead Books (Penguin Group), 2013
(336 pages, $17.00, paperback)

reviewed by Harriet Murphy

As the Catholic Church debates the future of the family and Pope Francis talks about deepening a theology of women, it is useful to remember that it was Karl Marx who called for the abolition of the family in The Communist Manifesto. His exhortation famously asked the proletariat to reject the bourgeois definition of marriage, which required women to defer to men's monopolization of the public sphere whilst they had preeminence in the priv . . .