Naomi Cahn and June Carbone are the co-authors of Red Families v. Blue Families. June Carbone is the Edward A. Smith/Missouri Chair of Law, the Constitution and Society at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Naomi Cahn is the John Theodore Fey Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School. She is the author of numerous books and law review articles on gender and family law.
From February 1 to March 29, 2011, the Sloan Network poll question asked our users, "For you and those you know, has the recession more negatively affected men’s employment (mancession) compared to women?" Of the 63 responders, 35 (57%) replied "yes," 14 (25%) replied "no," and 11 (18%) indicated that they "didn't know."
Ironically, these results follow Heather Boushey's proclamation that the "mancession" is over in Slate Magazine.
Joan C. Williams is the Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law. She has played a central role in reshaping the debates over gender, class, and work-family issues for the quarter century. The culmination of this work is her newest book Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter (Harvard, 2010).