Skip to comments.BATTLING FOR BOYS
Posted on 01/27/2008 7:20:41 AM PST by Harrius Magnus
New York Post
BATTLING FOR BOYS
By MARTY NEMKO
January 24, 2008 -- IN the early 1980s, men and women earned an equal proportion of college degrees. Today, however, women attain 135 degrees for every 100 that men do, the National Center for Education Statistics recently reported. By 2016, it'll be 162 to 100.
Since good jobs increasingly require a degree, that disparity portends disaster for men. And a disaster for half our population is a disaster for everyone.
Why the lack of male college graduates? One main reason is that K-12 education has been made girl-friendly at the expense of boys:
*Competition, a prime motivator for boys, has largely been replaced by "cooperative learning."
*Readings about adventure and heroism are giving way to tales of relationships and heroines.
*Social studies now stress men's ill-doings and women's (and minorities') contributions.
*Today, 91 percent of elementary-school teachers arewomen, the highest level on record. The main male role model most boys see in school is the custodian.
So it shouldn't surprise us that a University of Michigan study found that the number of boys who say they don't like school rose 71 percent from 1980 to 2001.
When boys get home, the lack of positive male role models and the assault on their self-esteem continues: TV portrays most men as buffoons or sleaze bags shown up by wise, confident women.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Most of these degrees are in useless studies such as communication, English, and other liberal arts.
Boys and girls rule. We’ll do everything in our power to make boys and girls feel worthy.
Hopefully the infatuation with “degrees” will one day come to an end.
Too right, Perdogg. Both your post and the main article. I went to University for two years. All it taught me was that I was a white male hetero scumbag. I started taking some computer science courses, got hired in the industry and haven’t looked back since. Whereas most of the Uni educated people I know are barely employable.
I think people like to add the abbreviations of their degrees after their names as a memorial to the alphabet-soup agencies that FDR established and that were emblematic of the coming Leviathan State.
College degrees are quickly becoming nothing more than the credentials needed to preach from the altar of Collectivism.
Classrooms were redesigned to accomodate the girl “crisis”.
Now they are going to have to rething what they’ve done, as there is an obvious boy “crisis.”
But since most of the educational staff is made up of empowered liberal women, they refuse to see the crisis and are quite satisfied with drugging boys into submission.
I work for a Fortune 500 company, and unless the job requires specialized training (e.g., engineers) HR does not give consideration to a degree after 10 years from graduation. They are only interested in job experience.
Yep. Well put. I don’t see it though. Liberals and the media are not going to say anything about this disparity.
It is a disparity they think is a good thing.
Some folks are fighting the good fight.
It is something many male educators (the ones who haven’t been emasculated) have been fighting against - but also female educators who actually have sons of their own.
It appears the worst offenders are young childless liberal women - or those who don’t have sons.
It started at West Point in 1976, the rest of the countries school system followed like lemmings -- and it has been downhill ever since.
That’s good to hear that viewpoint...:)
the idea that everyone needs to go to college is a huge scam.
now i have an MBA and i have done fine with it, but it took a long time for me to even get near what peers did with fields in the trades.
trade work is physically demanding and it only makes sense that more women would be enrolling in school.
now if they can focus and get degrees in things other than anthropology and psychology, then perhaps one day we’ll even see this so called gender gap in income disappear.
“the idea that everyone needs to go to college is a huge scam.”
a scam that the educrats of the NYS Board of Regents have fallen for.
In a nutshell: When men* begin leaving some thing (a certain career, profession,college degrees) it is almost always b/c that "thing" is no longer worth the time and trouble it takes.
Maybe it's a genetic thing, that men instinctively tend towards job skills, etc. that has the better chance of supporting a family. In this case a college degree is a perfect example: the fact that fewer and fewer men are getting them should be looked upon as a "mystery" or "tragedy" or some other psycho-babble, but as grim testimony to the increasing worthlessness, the "chic-a-facation" of college degrees. **
Look at those professions once dominated by men that are now seeing experiencing an ever growing number of female practitioners***. It's almost a sure bet its no longer the money making career it once had been. ======================================
* Good grief, of course not all men and not every degree.
** I'm a femme so it's okay for me to say that.
*** And, for heaven sakes!, this is not saying in any way, shape, or form, that female practitioners aren't just as professional as men; merely that the initial, original economic incentive of times gone by is almost certainly no longer there.
My wife and I have been noticing for years now, how wimped out this politically correct once great country has become.
Check out the major networks news outlets on daytime tv, all the newscasters and the so called experts they bring in to comment on the news are women. When have you seen
a commercial where the minority male or the white female is the scapegoat or fool? The minority male and the white female are usually doubled up on the foolish white guy, who in ALL cases is the brunt of their superiority!
It’s obvious to us that we are being set up by powers to be in this country who are untouchables...Females and minorities!!
We are seeing direct results of these mind games by the witch from hell itself who is running for president of this once great coutry...
Hey folks, Ya ain’t seen nuthin’ yet...
A white male doesn’t stand a chance in the future, and thats for sure!!
It might also be good to question whether college degrees are as necessary on a resume as they used to be. That is, if a boy can earn a *better* living without a college degree than with it, what motivates him to go to college?
Many universities have evolved into a cross between diploma mills and mandatory paper chases. Much of what is taught is expensive fluff, and what results is not an education so much as student indebtedness for decades.
At some point, major employers will begin to question the entire premise. Since their new hires often need basic skills reeducation, on top of specialized learning unique to that business, all a diploma does is certify incompetence. If a prospective employee can perform at or above standards, their diploma or lack thereof is meaningless.
After this happens, where employers only care about a prospective employees abilities, not their diploma, schools will be faced with a new paradigm: employment insurance.
That is, say a school graduates 500 engineers, 450 of whom are able to find employment *as engineers* within 2 years. In that case, the school has done its job and earned its tuition.
However, if a school graduates 500 engineers, and only 150 of them are able to find employment *as engineers* within 2 years, even in an economic downturn, that school has failed to educate those students to needed standards.
The other 350 students, *or* those who loaned them money, should have the right to demand a rebate for their tuition. And it is right and proper that the school should be punished for not doing its job. But at the same time, schools probably cannot afford such a rebate, so that is why they should be required to purchase “education insurance” for their students.
This would mean that insurers would be motivated to get and keep universities academic standards at the level where their graduates get hired. The insurers would hold the universities feet to the fire.
It would also mean that many graduate programs would end. Graduate programs that produce far greater numbers of Master’s degrees and PhDs than could ever be hired. Unless someone is getting a graduate degree for their own edification, this nonsense should end, or those students should be reimbursed for their expenses.
English as "useless?" Well, what if you wanted to be a writer. Are we useless? I don't think so.
It's a trend that is in its infancy up here in Canada, and you wouldn't otherwise have thought, given our country's pathetic slide into leftism, but as it stands, I believe the backlash is starting, especially amongst Canadian men. None of us wants to go to Uni and learn feminist studies and other such wastes of time.
I'm also noticing a trend beginning in some women - I actually met a woman a while back who describes herself as Libertarian - a small step, but encouraging nonetheless, most Canadian women can only be described as radical feminists/borderline lesbian.
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