Omega Male: No Longer Just a Metaphor

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June 25 2010 3:08 PM

Omega Male: No Longer Just a Metaphor

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Speaking of omega males, I just saw the trailer for the latest animation blockbuster, Alpha and Omega . It’s about a boy wolf and a girl wolf who get relocated by well-meaning park rangers thousands of miles from home and have to find their way back. On the journey, the usual adventure and romance ensues. The twist: SHE is the alpha and HE is the omega. So Jess, after your brilliant story on omega males , it’s no longer a metaphor. Even the actual wolf packs have caught on.

Hanna Rosin is the founder of DoubleX and a writer for the Atlantic. She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter.

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