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February 2nd, 2011

The New Gender Gap

 
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newgendergap-flashFor years I’ve written about the increase in women’s college and professional school graduation rates. But never have I seen the data so starkly displayed as it is on Prof. Mark J. Perry’s blog, Carpe Diem.

He rightly notes that

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of University and College Women’s Centers across the country, here is a partial list. A Google search of “College Women’s Centers” finds almost 6,000 links on the Web. A Google search of “College Men’s Centers” finds almost no links on the Internet (a few hundred, now including this post), and asks the question: Did you mean: “College Women’s Centers”?

And he goes on to ask

Now that women completely dominate higher education at almost every degree level and men have clearly become the “second sex” in U.S. higher education, isn’t there a greater need for thousands of “Men’s Centers” on college campuses than “Women’s Centers” to help address the challenges males face completing college and help improve the quality of men’s experiences in college?

Yep. Yep it does. But good luck with that. In the meantime, I’ll just keep teaching my students the definition of misandry and asking them to acknowledge that gender inequality isn’t just a woman’s issue.

 
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The Author : Christine B. Whelan
Dr. Christine B. Whelan is an author, professor and speaker. She and her husband, Peter, and their dictator cats, Chairman Meow and Evita Purron, live in Pittsburgh. Her book "Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women" is available in stores or at the Halo Store.
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