"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?