Future is female: Is that entirely a good thing?

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'“Men are abandoning higher education in such numbers that they now trail female college students by record levels.” So declares the opening sentence of a Wall Street Journal piece that is creating quite the buzz.

Here are some of the eye-popping statistics: Women now account for 59.5% of college students in the United States. They also earn 58.5% of master’s degrees and 52.9% of Ph.D.s. Women have been earning the majority of doctorates for 13 straight years. In the 2020-21 academic year, a million more women than men applied to college.

You can be forgiven if you find these numbers startling. The popular press focuses on the challenges women face, not on their achievements. We are constantly warned about silencing girls’ voices, discrimination against female athletes, glass ceilings, pay gaps, “mansplaining” and the paucity of women in the top ranks of corporate America.'

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After talking abt how college women won't give non-college men a second look, instead of suggesting we need to do, say, outreach to non-college-bound men and suggest to them that getting a market-applicable degree might be a good idea and yeah, you can do it, she suggests... somehow encouraging marriage? How is that gonna happen, by her own reasoning, unless more men go to college?

I am not a college booster... unless you get a market-relevant degree. (A degree in English or Political Science will in and of itself, get you nowhere fast. With a lot of chutzpah and connections you might get somewhere but you're def starting from behind w/ degrees like those.) I am however pointing out how fundamentally silly her conclusion is and how it does nothing to alleviate what she considers the problem to be.

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