n. A recession that affects men more than women. Also: man-cession. [Blend of man and recession.]

Example Citations:
What is a mancession, you ask? It's not this. It's a recession that hurts men much more than women, and we are allegedly in the worst mancession in recent history. Eighty percent of job losses in the last two years were among men, said AEI scholar Christina Hoff Summers, and it could get worse.
—Derek Thompson, "It's Not Just a Recession. It's a Mancession!," The Atlantic, July 9, 2009

Tennessee's Department of Labor has not instituted any specific policies or programs to meet the needs of the growing ranks of unemployed men. But in neighboring Georgia, the mancession may change the way that state does business. "We have recognized that we obviously need to do more focused recruiting of men into our technical training programs and ... that we may need to be prepared to do more and different things to meet this population's needs," said Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond. He released a white paper last month on the mancession, using that term and examining the unemployment gap since the recession began.
—Janell Ross and Heidi Hall, "After unemployment, many men struggle with new family role," The Tennessean, August 2, 2009

Earliest Citation:
It's not a recession, it's a man-cession. And the lipstick economy may have only just begun. The U.S. recession has been a catastrophe for men, but merely a downturn for women. According to Friday's payrolls report, eight out of every 10 pink slips in the past year have gone to men.
—"Men Losing Far More Jobs Than Women in U.S," Canadian Economics Press, December 8, 2008

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