Friday, March 04, 2011

"White House Council on Boys and Men"?

From the foreword of the report "WOMEN IN AMERICA: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being" released this week by the White House:

"The White House Council on Women and Girls was created by President Obama in early 2009 to enhance, support and coordinate the efforts of existing programs for women and girls. The Council’s mission is to provide a coordinated Federal response to the challenges confronted by women and girls and to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies consider how their policies and programs impact women and families. 

The Council also serves as a resource for each agency and the White House so that there is a comprehensive approach to the Federal government’s policy on women and girls. In support of the Council on Women and Girls, the Office of Management and Budget and the Economics and Statistics Administration within the Department of Commerce worked together to create this report, which for the first time pulls together information from across the Federal statistical agencies to compile baseline information on how women are faring in the United States today and how these trends have changed over time."

From the Table of Contents, here are some chapter titles:

1. Women’s gains in educational attainment have significantly outpaced those of men over the last 40 years.

2. Female students score higher than males on reading assessments and lower than males on mathematics assessments.

3. Higher percentages of women than men age 25–34 have earned a college degree.

4. More women than men have received a graduate education. 

5. Women earn the majority of conferred degrees overall but earn fewer degrees than men in science and technology.

6. Higher percentages of women than men participate in adult education. 

7. Unemployment rates for women have risen less than for men in recent recessions.

8. Women have longer life expectancy than men, but the gap is decreasing.  

Question: Shouldn't there also be a "White House Council on Boys and Men" for the obvious challenges confronted by boys and men in terms of falling behind in educational attainment most obviously, and also for bearing a disproportionate share of job losses during the "mancession," and experiencing higher unemployment rates?  

8 Comments:

At 3/04/2011 9:59 PM, Blogger Matt said...

As long as they don't convene a White House Council on Boyz II Men.

 
At 3/04/2011 11:43 PM, Blogger Doug said...

Thanks for all your efforts professor to recognize that boys are getting short-changed in America today. As a father of 2 young men (11 and 14) I am very concerned about what the next few years hold for them.

 
At 3/05/2011 1:04 AM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

> Question: Shouldn't there also be a "White House Council on Boys and Men" for the obvious challenges confronted by boys and men in terms of falling behind in educational attainment

Perry, you racist, sexist bastard, of course not!

To suggest such a thing is blatant heresy against the basic principles of PC.

Next thing you'll be asking why Breast Cancer gets so much attention and money while Prostate Cancer -- much deadlier and affecting more -- gets so much less.

 
At 3/05/2011 8:08 AM, Blogger juandos said...

" Shouldn't there also be a "White House Council on Boys and Men" for the obvious challenges confronted by boys and men in terms of falling behind in educational attainment most obviously, and also for bearing a disproportionate share of job losses during the "mancession," and experiencing higher unemployment rates?"...

Well of course not!

What should be done is to dump the 'The White House Council on Women and Girls' which this idiotic money wasting boob created to divert attention away from his economy crushing agenda ...

 
At 3/05/2011 10:18 AM, Blogger Jason said...

Thanks for all your efforts professor to recognize that boys are getting short-changed in America today. As a father of 2 young men (11 and 14) I am very concerned about what the next few years hold for them.

Doug, it can be very bright as long as the Policy of Estrogen Confusion (PEC) doesn't cloud your boys minds. An assertive, respectful man will be an even more effective leader going forward. Because lord knows we won't have many left.

 
At 3/05/2011 11:30 AM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

A couple of thoughts:

This report could have been easily called the White House Council Report on Females and Males. The slant towards women is designed for political gain.

Almost all of the information given has been presented on this blog over the last couple of years. The only exception is physical activity statistics. I did not know that women are 40 percent more likely to have difficulty walking three blocks. Looks like a vast new program to achieve four blocks walking could have legs.

 
At 3/05/2011 4:12 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

Federal agencies live beyond their proper lifespan.

Do we need a USDA anymore? And Education Department? Commerce? Labor? Should not the VA be privatized?

Who is going to invade the US? Can not we demobilize and cut defense by 75 percent?

This crap about women is way out of date. Women don't need any help, federal programs, any programs at all.

Listen, if I ever come back after death, I hope it is as a big-boobed blonde. Yes, that is the way to suffer and be discriminated against.

Tell me about it.

 
At 3/05/2011 4:14 PM, Blogger bix1951 said...

men have prisons to take care of their problems

 

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