Thursday, April 3, 2014

Clear Evidence of Gender Discrimination; The Government Needs To Do Something!

April 3, 2014 Fox News:
federal survey of about 9,000 young men and women born during the years 1980 to 1984 shows a big disparity when it comes to higher education, with women a third more likely to have received a bachelor's degree by age 27. While it has long been known that women are outpacing men when it comes to pursuing higher education, the extensive study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics highlighted several numbers that show the trend is accelerating.
Pretty clearly, I am being sarcastic.  There are those, like Dr. Helen Smith, who argue that men increasingly are on strike -- unwilling to work hard in a society that increasingly devalues what men do.  There is likely some truth to this.  But I have to wonder how much of this difference is that men are much more likely to have substance abuse problems, which contrary to the Animal House model that many imagine is how college student work, is usually an obstacle to a successful degree completion.

1 comment:

Rob K said...

I think the substance abuse problems likely stem from the same social devaluation and is part of "going on strike".