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Rosin was born in Israel and grew up in Queens, where her father is a taxi driver. She graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1987, where she won a number of competitions on the debate team. She attended Stanford University, and is married to Slate editor David Plotz; they live in Washington, D.C. with their three children.
Hanna Rosin is a co-founder of DoubleX, a women's site connected to the online magazine Slate. She is also a writer for The Atlantic. She has written for the Washington Post, The New Yorker, GQ and New York after beginning her career as a staff writer for The New Republic. Rosin has also appeared on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report on Comedy Central.
Rosin has published a book based on her 2010 Atlantic story, "The End of Men." She gave a TED talk on the subject in 2010. In this work she details the emergence of women as a powerful force of the American workplace. For Rosin, this shifting economy has allowed women to use their most gendered stereotypical strengths to succeed.
In the past she has specialized in writing about religious-political issues, in particular the influence of evangelical Christians on the 2004 U.S. presidential campaign. She is the author of God's Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America (ISBN 978-0-15-101262-6), published in September 2007. Based on a New Yorker story, the book follows several young Christians at Patrick Henry College, a new evangelical institution that teaches its students to "shape the culture and take back the nation." Rosin's portrayals of the students are part of a larger attempt to chronicle the cultural and political history of the modern Christian right.
In 2009, she published a controversial article in The Atlantic with the provocative title "The Case Against Breast-Feeding," questioning whether current social pressures in favor of breastfeeding were appropriate, and whether the science in support of the practice was conclusive. In 2009 she was nominated for a National Magazine Award for "Boy's Life," a story about a young transgender boy. In 2010 she won the award for her contribution to a package of stories in New York magazine about circumcision. Her stories have also been included in anthologies of Best American Magazine Writing 2009 and Best American Crime Reporting 2009.
On February 27, 2012, following the death of children's author Jan Berenstain, Rosin wrote an article critical of the Berenstain Bears series of books and said "good riddance" to the beloved children's author. After negative public reaction to her use of the phrase "good riddance," Rosin issued an apology.
- J.P. O’ Malley, Israeli-born author causes a stir by predicting ‘The End of Men’. In: The Times of Israel, November 5, 2012.
- "Double X Profile: Hanna Rosin". Retrieved 2011-04-09.
- "Stuyvesant Policy Debate Alumni". Retrieved 2009-09-12.
- "About David Plotz". The Genius Factory.net. Retrieved 2007-09-12.
- "Hanna Rosin, Washington Post staff writer, to discuss "religious right" on the campaign trail". Princeton University. Archived from the original on 2007-06-10. Retrieved 2007-09-12. "Chloë Sevigny later portrayed her in "Shattered Glass" the movie about her New Republic colleague, Stephen Glass."
- Howard Kurtz (2002-10-07). "Stephen Glass: The True Story". Washington Post. Retrieved 2007-09-12. "A female New Republic staffer played by Chloë Sevigny, though based loosely on Hanna Rosin (now also at The Post), is a composite."[dead link]
- Homans, Jennifer (2012-09-13). "A Woman's Place". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
- Julia Osellame (2005-11-05). "Right wing on rise, says writer". Daily Princetonian. Retrieved 2007-09-12.
- Nina Easton (2007-09-09). "Political Fundamentals". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-09-12.
- Hanna Rosin (2009 April). "The Case Against Breast-Feeding". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2009-09-18.
13. Review of End of Men published by German leading daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung http://boent.eu/Rosin_eng.html
- McDermott, Nancy (20 April 2009). "‘Militant lactivism’: question it at your peril". Spiked. Retrieved 7 September 2009.
- Official website
- Rosin articles on TheAtlantic.com
- Rosin on the Daily Show (June 27, 2005)
- Video (with mp3 available) of discussion with Rosin and Ruth Lawrence on Bloggingheads.tv (May 10, 2009)