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Word du Jour: Mancession

The word mancession came about as men lost jobs at a disproportionate rate to women during the recession. Last year, economist Casey Mulligan noted women would soon make up the majority of the workforce, and last month men outranked women in unemployment three to one.

Now today on International Women's Day, we find out that no matter how quickly or strongly — manly — the economy bounces back, the mancession is here to stay. Especially in professional jobs where women continue to delay childbirth and outpace men in obtaining higher-education degrees.

Another meaning for "mancession"? Seems like a Carrie Bradshaw-type word for a dating drought. But I am not advocating that usage!


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GregS GregS 7 years
I feel for you Frenched. I lost my job a few years ago and spent almost a year bewailing and bemoaning how unfair it all was. In otherwords, I was depressed as all get out. I got a few temp jobs to help tide things over, started a consulting biz, and now do that (consult) and work full time. I consider myself REALLY lucky. All you can do is take a deep breath, support your S.O.and keep on keeping on.
Frenched Frenched 7 years
It has almost been a year, and I am still the sole breadwinner in the house. Hubby hasn't gotten a job. I am kind of starting to go nuts here...
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
I'm kind of with janneth... I thought it was a word to describe an obsession with men. Like the word "boy-crazy" but for adult women.
janneth janneth 7 years
I actually thought it meant obsessing over one's former boyfriend after a breakup.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
ugh! enough with the -cession words ! (recessionita, etc)
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