Sunday, April 29, 2012

Huge Gender College Degree Gap for Class of 2012; Do We Really Need Hundreds of Women's Centers?

The chart above shows the huge college degree gap by gender for the Class of 2012 (data here).  Women will earn a disproportionate share of college degrees at every level of higher education this year, and the gender disparity is expected to increase over the next decade, so that by 2021 women will earn 148 college degrees for every 100 degrees earned by men, with especially huge gender imbalances for associate's degrees (179 women for every 100 men) and master's degrees (154 women for every 100 men).

And the huge gender inequity in higher education is nothing new, women have earned a majority of college degrees in every year since 1981, see chart below.  

Question: Gender equity for college degrees was achieved back in 1981 and women since then have earned an increasingly larger share of college degrees compared to men in almost every year, so that men have become the "second sex" in higher education.  Despite the huge and growing "degree gap" over the last 30 years in favor of women (140 women earning a college degree this year for every 100 men), there are almost 200 women's centers on college campuses around the country (list here), some receiving public funding, most with the stated goal of "promoting (or advocating) gender equity" and promoting "women's success." Here are some examples: 

The University of Minnesota's Women’s Center advances equity for women students, staff, faculty and alumnae across identities by increasing connections for women’s success, cultivating socially responsible leaders, and advocating for organizational culture change toward excellence for all.

The University of Virginia Women’s Center educates U.Va. students in how to create change in self, community, and the world by providing programs and services that advocate gender equity.

The Duke University Women’s Center is dedicated to helping every woman at Duke become self-assured with a kind of streetwise savvy that comes from actively engaging with the world. We welcome men and women alike who are committed to gender equity and social change.

The mission of the University of Idaho Women’s Center is to promote and advocate for gender equity on campus and in the community through programs and services that educate and support all individuals in building an inclusive and compassionate society. 

The University of North Carolina Women’s Center strives to be a leader on efforts and initiatives related to gender equity.

MP: Even though the publicly stated goal of almost every Women's Center is "gender equity," there seems to be a very selective concern about sex imbalances, with no concern at all about the gender inequities at every level of higher education favoring women to the point that men have clearly become the "second sex" in higher education.  

Translation:

Rule A: Any outcome where women statistically represent less than 50% of a population is a case of gender inequity, sexism and discrimination that must be addressed with awareness, public funding for women's centers, legal action, regulation, legislation (Title IX), scholarships for women, etc. to correct the sex imbalances, with the ultimate goal being perfect statistical gender parity, i.e. gender equity.

Rule B: Any outcome where women represent more than 50% of a population (e.g. higher education at all levels: associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctor's degrees) isn't really gender inequity, or at least it is gender inequity that doesn't really count and can be completely ignored because that statistical gender disparity is a natural outcome of female superiority.  

 Bottom Line: Now that there's a huge college degree gap in favor of women and men have become the second sex in higher education, maybe it's time to stop funding hundreds of women's centers that promote a goal of gender equity that was achieved thirty years ago. 

52 Comments:

At 4/29/2012 8:54 PM, Blogger kmg said...

Prof. Perry,

You are assuming that women have any interest in the fair treatment of men.

Do not assume this. Judge them by their actions, rather than their words.

 
At 4/29/2012 9:15 PM, Blogger kmg said...

The fact that Mark Perry has gotten to what he defined in Rule A and Rule B, is progress, and about 10% of the way towards seeing the full extent of the evils of feminism.

I mean, it was always true that most men in a society could be killed and the number of babies produced would be the same (in fact, the remaining men would be very glad that so many men died).

That is why it was normal to send men to die in battle, long before any women would die in a war.

This mentality pervades today.

Read 'The Misandry Bubble' to learn how pervasive anti-male bias had become.

Affirmative action and freebies for women are not even the worst thing. Laws that ruin men's lives just to give small benefits to women, are much more frightening.

 
At 4/29/2012 9:26 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

As a man, you will get crapped on in life, unless you have lots of money. That's the way it goes.

If you are a woman with big boobs, life can be pretty good.

I am just calling it like it is.

 
At 4/29/2012 10:10 PM, Blogger Dick King said...

I was in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment until name-brand feminists responded to the question of whether a male-only draft would be constitutional under an ERA with some junk about how the ERA would cause cultural changes in our country that would make a draft unnecessary.

They probably lost it with that argument. Had they stepped up and said that indeed women would be drafted, and they were welcoming the responsibility that went with rights, the 27th amendment would probably have been the ERA rather than some small amendment about constitutional pay.

-dk

 
At 4/29/2012 10:14 PM, Blogger juandos said...

'Do We Really Need Hundreds of Women's Centers?"'...

Why yes we do as long as they're utilized properly...

Put washers and dryers in them so the 'neo-feminists' can do the laundry for all the guys on campus...

That way they can make some money to cover the costs of their extracurricular activities...

Then they won't have any excuse to do some of that Sandra Fluke like whining...

 
At 4/29/2012 10:38 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

Good Lord.

They all sound like socio/fascist recruiting centers.

I'm a UVA alum and I never even knew we had a "women's center".

 
At 4/29/2012 10:51 PM, Blogger kmg said...

As a man, you will get crapped on in life, unless you have lots of money. That's the way it goes.

Mostly true, although I will say that smooth social skills can be of even greater value than money, for a man.

 
At 4/29/2012 10:58 PM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

Is it a coincidence that money has poured into higher education since women became the pluraility in 1980?

Prof Perry,

It would be interesting to put the college tuiton graph onto the percent of college degrees for women and men graph.

 
At 4/29/2012 11:14 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

Boys, you got crapped on by women because you're both idiots.

Now, kmg is murderously bitter and Bunny is deluded.

 
At 4/30/2012 12:14 AM, Blogger kmg said...

Yawn..... methinks just uses tired old shaming language because she is merely a woman who wants freebies.

'Bitter' - how original your projection is. In reality, I get women far more desirable than you, and my macho attitude actually helps (you don't understand how women think, sweetie).

There is only one other insult you know, which is to speculate about my penis size.

You have just proven that you are worried that men are waking up to your scam, and fear that they will hold you to the same standard of accountability that men are held to (a woman's worst fear).

Now, go read the linked Misandry Bubble, to start your educational process.

 
At 4/30/2012 12:19 AM, Blogger kmg said...

BTW, here is a nice list of snappy retorts to boilerplate feminist shaming language.

When a moocher like methinks uses one of the 3 pieces of shaming language that her brain contains as soon as a man calls out her misandry, note how the above article obliterates all those and more.

Snappy retorts - something that leaves women stumped....(although their ginas continue to tingle, as methinks' is right now. Heh).

 
At 4/30/2012 12:32 AM, Blogger kmg said...

Additionally, here is the famous catalog of anti-male shaming tactics.

Even if methinks uses both of her brain cells to their fullest, she cannot get around the fact that anything she says already is pre-empted in this link as well.

The catalog is quite comprehensive.

A moocher doesn't like being found out, eh? Get used to it, toots.

 
At 4/30/2012 1:34 AM, Blogger Abir Mandal said...

I don't think methinks wants freebies. But I do think you boys should stop whining and act like men.

 
At 4/30/2012 1:49 AM, Blogger kmg said...

"But I do think you boys should stop whining and act like men."

We are acting like men. We are standing up against injustice.

You don't seem to know what acting like men means - you think it means pampering spoiled and selfish women. No.

And even your shaming language - evidence of a 10th rate intellect, is pre-emptively outmaneuvered in the links I provided.

You people really have nothing original. Just the same three tired old barbs are all you have. You just aren't bright enough to do better.

Thank god men are finally fighting back against misandry.

 
At 4/30/2012 1:59 AM, Blogger Abir Mandal said...

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At 4/30/2012 2:00 AM, Blogger Abir Mandal said...

I just mean quit complaining and stand up for your rights. What you are doing on this forum really sounds like whining. If I am mistaken in my perception, I apologize. And pampering women, unless its their birthday, is something I definitely don't need to do. So I don't. You just need to know how to handle women.

 
At 4/30/2012 2:01 AM, Blogger kmg said...

The catalog of anti-male shaming tactics pretty much obliterates the cowardly statements of the feminist moocher (methinks) and the girlie-man (Abir Mandal) who grovels to feminists.

Charge of Irascibility : "you're so bitter"

Charge of Immaturity : "You are boys not men".

Airtight logic that blows away these predictable charges found in the indispensable link above.

They really have nothing original to say, nor any logical rebuttals to legitimate complaints about misandry.

 
At 4/30/2012 2:03 AM, Blogger kmg said...

Shooting down misandry IS standing up for your rights.

I don't think you realize how in the US, the entire government is behind the apparatus of feminism. The various laws (which are now creeping into India too) cannot just be overturned with a few protests.

 
At 4/30/2012 2:04 AM, Blogger Abir Mandal said...

kmg: Do I want special protection for women and these women's equality centers? No. But they are there. However, it is manly to try and succeed despite them instead of making them an excuse for your failure.

 
At 4/30/2012 6:21 AM, Blogger Methinks said...

kmg,

There's no need to waste four or five posts proving you're a failed idiot with a porn addiction. It's already clear.

I've never met a feminist lesbian as bitter toward men as you are toward all women. You must have been really victimized by the fairer sex, girlfriend.

Seriously, dial it back, sweetheart and put your panties back on like a big girl,

 
At 4/30/2012 6:30 AM, Blogger Methinks said...

Yes, Abir, claiming all women are stupid and should be completely dominated by idiots like kmg is super manly. If you happen to find inferiority complexes particularly manly.

As for pampering women, don't listen to this moron or you'll be as alone as he is. You seem like a young guy to me. Except for ultra-feminists and extreme (probably violent) misogynists, there isn't a pitched battle between men and women. When you find the love of your life, you'll take care of each other and make allowances for each other not because you're a man and a woman but because you are trying to make a life together. The last thing you'll be thinking about is gender roles.

 
At 4/30/2012 8:11 AM, Blogger Moe said...

Seems to me that we should be more concerned with why the male enrollment rates are crashing as opposed to why women's are rising -I doubt it has much to do with a women's center's at universities - but it's a great distraction away from the real issue.

 
At 4/30/2012 9:10 AM, Blogger juandos said...

Hey kmg, thanks for the links...

They're both hilarious!

None the less the guys who put those blogs out need to turn in their man cards though...

 
At 4/30/2012 9:15 AM, Blogger juandos said...

"But I do think you boys should stop whining and act like men"...

There it is...

abir nails it down in one short sentence...

Can't get more basic than that...

 
At 4/30/2012 11:16 AM, Blogger Abir Mandal said...

Methinks, Juandos: Those guys are kidding themselves if they believe the women's equality in wages movements and women centers have anything to do with women. Like all causes espoused by the left, these are just about usurping more power and control in the guise of pleasant sounding memes.

 
At 4/30/2012 11:40 AM, Blogger Methinks said...

You're absolutely right, Abir. Although, I don't know what "gender equality" is supposed to mean any more than I understand what is so just about equalizing your outcome with someone less productive than you.

The beauty of capitalism is that discrimination is too expensive and it's easy to get around besides. Instead of promoting capitalism, these groups insist on increasing the power of the state to bastardize society and work environments they know nothing about by force instead of allowing women (and whatever other group they're pimping) to simply find ways to compete and removing the barriers to competition.

 
At 4/30/2012 11:47 AM, Blogger juandos said...

"Like all causes espoused by the left, these are just about usurping more power and control in the guise of pleasant sounding memes"...

Yeah abir, that is what liberals are all about plus liberals want your money to finance their stupid ideas...

 
At 4/30/2012 1:01 PM, Blogger kmg said...

juandos,

Exactly the opposite it true.

You are part of the 'third gender' that is forming in the West - one that wants to grovel to women by excusing them of wrongdoings.

Pickup artists want to have sex with women.
Women want to have sex with pickup artists.
Juandos gets to pay the bills.

Everyone gets what they want, so everybody wins!

The technical term for you is 'mangina'.

Heh heh heh heh

 
At 4/30/2012 1:06 PM, Blogger kmg said...

Methinks,

You doubled down on your mediocrity.

A fly has a more complex range of reactions to a flyswatter, than you have to someone who presents airtight logic to you in confronting your misandry.

100% of your responses to being exposed as a moocher are contained within the Catalog of Anti-Male Shaming Tactics. Your brain just cannot muster anything that is not already pre-empted in that catalog.

I hope you see how limited your thought processes are, but I doubt it.

 
At 4/30/2012 1:15 PM, Blogger kmg said...

Methinks' reaction is precisely that of a woman who gets uncontrollable gina tingles.

It is pretty sick for her to be turned on by being outwitted this way. Depraved, she is....

Anyone who reads Heartiste will recognize the textbook reactions of a creature like Methinks.

Heartiste teaches men to pick up women quickly and efficiently, and then dump them (moving on to the next one) before they can extract your money.

Good stuff. And as per Methinks' reaction, it works.

 
At 4/30/2012 1:17 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

Yeah, Juandos. The eunuch has spoken. You are, apparently, part of a "third sex" - that is, men who can attract women without having to sneak Rohypnol into their drinks as they're trying to run away from them.

Rophies are how "pick-up artists" like kmg get the job done.

 
At 4/30/2012 1:21 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

Keep posting, moron. My husband isn't finished laughing at you and the feminists haven't gotten enough ammunition to keep their "women's centers" open.

It's a rare glimpse into the mind of an idiot that only psychologists usually get to see.

 
At 4/30/2012 1:23 PM, Blogger kmg said...

Look at how stumped Methinks is! Again, her range of reactions is more limited than a fly's reactions to a flyswatter.

But her gina tingles are the reason she is even more annoyed. She is not expecting to be turned on by someone who shuts down her misandry.

She has a long way to go before she understands how women think.

Methinks,

You have yet to say anything that is not pre-empted and out-debated by the Catalog of Anti-Male Shaming Tactics.

Moochers like you are getting exposed by the day. I love it!

 
At 4/30/2012 1:25 PM, Blogger kmg said...

Methinks,

So you admit that you are an idiot that psychologists would like to study? That is correct.

But you are not so rare....

Also, I pity the fool who got stuck into a marriage with you, even while you troll the Internet for gina tingles (the female equivalent of porn viewing). Shame on you.

Heh heh heh heh

I shouldn't be rewarding you like this though. But I am generous that way.

 
At 4/30/2012 1:30 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

I think you need to have another look at your guidebooks for fresh material, moron. You're repeating yourself. It's more amusing when you come up with new ways to express your idiocy.

 
At 4/30/2012 1:37 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

You can imagine the revulsion my husband has for anything you might feel for him. We think you're just delighted someone is paying attention to you for once in your wretched life.

So, here's your chance, monkey. Dance! Let it all hang out. Come out from the dark and into the light and dance for the people. Tell us all about how the big mean girls beat you up and stole your candy.

 
At 4/30/2012 1:46 PM, Blogger Paul said...

KMG,

You're seriously brainwashed by the douchebags at the Venusian arts websites. I agree their techniques work, and you do have some valid points about misandry, but get a grip.

And by what standard is Methinks a moocher? She's one of the brightest minds who comments here. Ok, I'm assuming you will now lump me in with fellow "mangina" Juandos. Oh well, it's good company.

 
At 4/30/2012 2:20 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"The technical term for you is 'mangina'"...

Well kmg old parrot, it seems you've run out of imagination and now are using the descriptor I used for you the last time you were whining about misandry?

Would you like me to provide you with anymore words?

Maybe you could find someone to help you peruse the urban dictionary online and explain all the new and exciting terms you'll see...

I just got to ask, did you as a child have to wear your sister's hand me downs or what?

 
At 4/30/2012 2:32 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"And by what standard is Methinks a moocher? She's one of the brightest minds who comments here"...

Yeah paul, that whole weirdness threw me for a loop...

I'm still trying to figure out what amount of impact 'misandry' might have on the economy...

Any ideas?

 
At 4/30/2012 2:44 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

Juandos, you are a mangina (or whatever) because you aren't willing to declare war on the female sex to make eunuchs like kmg feel better about themselves. I'm a "moocher" by virtue of being a woman. Yet, I don't understand how women think, despite being one. Only the empty sacks at these websites understand women, men, the world and cold fusion and all that. That's thuh lodjick.

If you would kindly lose roughly 80 IQ points, kmg will start making sense to you.

 
At 4/30/2012 2:46 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

Thank you for the compliment, Paul. What you and some of the others here think is actually meaningful to me.

 
At 4/30/2012 3:30 PM, Blogger kmg said...

Paul,

She's one of the brightest minds who comments here.

Brightest? Rather, she is the dumbest and easiest to leave fuming. And I say that in all seriousness. Put down the AA, which is merely a soft bigotry of low expectations.

Just look at how the full range of her responses to legitimate points about misandry. She can't produce a rebuttal that is not encompassed in the first 3 lines of the Catalog of Anti-Male Shaming Tactics.

I agree their techniques work, and you do have some valid points about misandry,

Ah..... now we are getting somewhere. Care to elaborate on your statement? I guarantee that if you elaborate, you will say something that sends methinks into sputtering outrage.

 
At 4/30/2012 4:30 PM, Blogger Paul said...

KMG,

"she is the dumbest and easiest to leave fuming."

Anyone who reads her comments here regularly knows that's bullshit.

"Care to elaborate on your statement?"

Simply, the asshole manipulative techniques these guys teach actually work on some women. One only need to peruse "Hot Chicks With Douchebags" for confirmation. Not saying I'm an advocate. I'm not out throwing "negs" at my wife.

 
At 4/30/2012 5:15 PM, Blogger kmg said...

Paul,

How about the misandry part. Elaborate on that... (since that is the topic of the original article).

Your definition of Game is too narrow (hence your belief that it only works on some, when in reality different types are applicable for different women), but you conceptually are in the ballpark.

 
At 4/30/2012 5:35 PM, Blogger Oddsock said...

Good grief! Manginaville. Methinks is a raving pussy beggar white knight I bet she even sits down to take a pee in fear of offending women.

Grow a pair you muppet and stop being a doormat!

 
At 5/01/2012 7:46 AM, Blogger WitNit said...

It would be interesting seeing the same chart but limited to STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). You know, the ones that actually make money and drive most real innovation on the planet. Betcha men still dominate.

 
At 5/01/2012 9:50 AM, Blogger Paul said...

Oddsock,

Huh?

 
At 5/01/2012 10:55 AM, Blogger juandos said...

"If you would kindly lose roughly 80 IQ points, kmg will start making sense to you"...

Oh damn!

methinks that was sharp and on target...:-)

Very good!

 
At 5/01/2012 11:00 AM, Blogger juandos said...

"Just look at how the full range of her responses to legitimate points about misandry"...

Legitamate points, eh?

Pathetic kmg, truly pathetic...

Misandry = the lament of the brow beaten sissy...

 
At 5/02/2012 3:41 AM, Blogger Ron H. said...

I see kmg is off his meds again.

Back! Get back in there, you ugly troll!

Is he calling everyone a mangina again? Let me check:

Yup, sure enough.

really pathetic.

 
At 5/03/2012 4:00 PM, Blogger David said...

Not needed.
Men already know where the women's centers are.

 
At 5/03/2012 4:00 PM, Blogger David said...

Not needed.
Men already know where the women's centers are.

 

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