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Saturday, July 15, 2006

  The Gender Divide?

Ahhh, bias in the mainstream media in their endless search for creating news where none exists. The NYT is claiming there's a gender divide in American colleges - women now outnumber men in college by 58% to 42%.

OK - that statistic is valid and interesting. But the rest of the article is hogwash!

1) The article doesn't list the majors of the women getting the 4.0 averages. A 4.0 deans listing in english or psychology only sucks up tuition grants that would otherwise go to more useful studies.

2) The only males interviewed are football players!

If they had said that women were now flooding the calculus and engineering courses in search of a useful education, THAT would be an interesting trend (and I'd go back to college to finish my degree in a split second).

It's just the media trying to establish a trendy new meme "What are we going to do about the poor boys falling behind?"

"The Gender Divide" - Coming soon to TV reporting and low end publications like Newsweek and supermarket tabloids everywhere!

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