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The Feminization of American Education Destroying Western Civilization?
Family Security Matters ^ | October 2, 2009 | Robert Weissberg

Posted on 10/04/2009 12:42:14 PM PDT by captjanaway

A sea change has occurred in the education of American women: young girls often academically out-perform boys, are more likely to succeed in college and have flooded once all-male professional schools, notably law and business.

For example, U.S. Census Bureau figures show that while the male and female population is about equal, males comprise some 58 percent of all high school drop-outs. Similarly, the number of females entering college between 1967 and 2000 increased by 20 percent, while the proportion of men declined by 4 percent. The American Council on Education’s statistics revealed that in 2005 women earned 57 percent of all BAs. Among African-Americans in college, females outnumber males by a 2 to 1 ratio, the highest ratio for any racial or ethnic group. In fact, at historically black colleges female graduates out-number males by 10 to 1!

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: education; publicschools; sexism; westerncivilization

1 posted on 10/04/2009 12:42:14 PM PDT by captjanaway
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To: captjanaway

Wasn’t it western civilization that gave women the right to vote, hold office and rise in the ranks of business? Ironic that women want to destroy the very system that gave them those rights. Why?


2 posted on 10/04/2009 12:44:27 PM PDT by Texas resident ( It's us against them. And we're on our own.)
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To: Texas resident

You got me, but I’ve seen it time and time again!


3 posted on 10/04/2009 12:48:32 PM PDT by captjanaway
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To: captjanaway

The masculine vs. feminine styles described might more appropriately be called conservative vs. liberal.

It also ignores the fact that there is just as much competitiveness and pecking order stuff going on in the feminine-style groups as in the masculine-style ones, the only difference being that the ladies cover it up more effectively.


4 posted on 10/04/2009 12:53:46 PM PDT by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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To: captjanaway

right, but when you go to school to major in some sort of crap, you are not going to succeed.


5 posted on 10/04/2009 1:10:38 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: captjanaway
Let's just keep rolling all those ads where the stupid loser Failure Daddy is corrected by the brilliant wife/daughter/girlfriend.

And the ad I saw the other day where the ignorant struggling white b**** was corrected in her stupidity by the brilliant minority.

One more creeping little input, another little cut to the death by a thousand.

6 posted on 10/04/2009 1:18:54 PM PDT by Gorzaloon (Roark, Architect.)
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To: captjanaway

Ask a collage instructor professor why women outperform, and the first answer you will get is “they take classwork more seriously”.


7 posted on 10/04/2009 1:19:42 PM PDT by M. Dodge Thomas
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To: Texas resident

Maybe Islam has it right. Tell ‘em to shut up and stay in the house. /semi-sarc Why do western women ever join Islam?


8 posted on 10/04/2009 1:28:58 PM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: Clock King

Semi?


9 posted on 10/04/2009 1:31:17 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: captjanaway

Frankly, I have not been impressed by some of these women (or men for that matter) that have obtained degrees.

I swear is sounds like many of them graduated from Moscow U. back in the 70s.


10 posted on 10/04/2009 1:35:06 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Deficit spending, trade deficits, unsecure mortages, worthless paper... ... not a problem. Oh yeah?)
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To: captjanaway
quote from article “First, the quest for some hard-edge objective truth, while outwardly affirmed, is subordinated to social etiquette. It is impermissible to cut off speakers, belittle their facts, roll eyes, or otherwise demean participants.”

This is EXACTLY why the left hates Palin.

11 posted on 10/04/2009 1:35:20 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: captjanaway

The same feminizing behaviors affect the business world.

Endless meetings, day after day, week after week, where no one has the guts to speak up and say “You’re wrong!” because it might hurt someone’s feelings. So the project meanders to its disasterous end.

Endless negotiation, reiteration, and inclusion that results in a lot of wasted time and rampant passive-aggressive behavior.


12 posted on 10/04/2009 1:36:21 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: captjanaway

Can we repeal Title IX now? Or do we have to wait until every graduating class is 100% female.


13 posted on 10/04/2009 1:45:48 PM PDT by ajwharton (FL GOP Pollwatcher, ACORN-buster)
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To: Texas resident

“Ironic that women want to destroy the very system that gave them those rights.”

Liberal women maybe. Not this woman.


14 posted on 10/04/2009 1:47:01 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 (My screen name keeps me from posting everything I think.)
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To: Sherman Logan

That is a very good point! Although I must say that I wouldn’t take a personal attack in a debate as well as my husband would.


15 posted on 10/04/2009 1:48:05 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 (My screen name keeps me from posting everything I think.)
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To: Sherman Logan
The masculine vs. feminine styles described might more appropriately be called conservative vs. liberal.

Ann Coulter makes that point repeatedly in Treason and has a lot to say in her conclusions about the corrosiveness of movement feminism.

16 posted on 10/04/2009 1:50:45 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: captjanaway

Seachange? Where has this writer been? Males in school have been virtually ignored for years. From an early age, female students are empowered by predominately female (and feminist) teachers, many of whom possess a disdain for men. Psychological empowerment goes a long way towards success. Neglect leads to failure. Add to that fact males who work with females are forced to assume female personality traits or be threatened with termination and the scenario gets worse. The few males who manage to get through school and land a job are soon feminized themselves by today’s estrogen-rich workplace. Oh yes, and we won’t talk about the huge disparity when it comes to the ratio of males to females losing their jobs right now “due to the bad economy”. No matter how you cut it, being born male, and white, is a curse not a blessing. And when it comes to the workplace, it’s clear we have no rights under the Civil Rights Act, and the employers who are quick to draw our names at layoff time know it. Additionally, if a male wants a “manly job” in this country they can’t do that anymore either. These jobs are all held by illegals, so where does that leave us? Screwed, undermined, disempowered, disenfranchised, and discarded. Feminism won. The family unit died. The workplace sucks. Nothing gets done. Everything’s a mess, bankruptcy abounds. Freedom is dead. But Feminism won.


17 posted on 10/04/2009 1:53:08 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: Sherman Logan
....the ladies cover it up more effectively.

I once read a magazine article about women golfers years ago -- 40 years ago, I think it was.

The article said, and it claimed that it could back up what it said with observation, that women golfers always cheat, every chance they get.

It concluded, or observed, that women lack an ideal of sportsmanship (or they did, in the 60's) and of play for the sake of the game, and they take it all personally and play for keeps. Hence the cheating.

Comments?

18 posted on 10/04/2009 1:55:06 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Gorzaloon

“Let’s just keep rolling all those ads where the stupid loser Failure Daddy is corrected by the brilliant wife/daughter/girlfriend.”

These ads are rampant. Most people just absorb them, and don’t even realize the deliberate bias.


19 posted on 10/04/2009 1:57:55 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just say no to Soylent Green health care)
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To: captjanaway

Stuff like this worries me. I have a girl and two active boys, who love math, taking things apart and (sometimes successfully) putting them back together. And running around, shouting, arguing, jumping, throwing things, making lots of noise, doing stuff with Dad and Grandpa, etc. (A lot like their father ;-)

Normal boys. We have the ER bills to prove it, plus several packs of frozen vegetabls that exist for first aid, never to be eaten.

Such boys, BTW, are not portrayed as heroes in books or TV. The boys are clowns, sidekicks or adversaries to the smart girl main characters.

I’m worried that when they are out of school, there will be no jobs left for normal boys.


20 posted on 10/04/2009 1:58:47 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (Where are we going, and why are we in a hand-basket?)
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To: M. Dodge Thomas
Ask a collage instructor professor why women outperform

I have no doubt that women make better collages than men do.

We're too busy changing oil, gutting deer and scratching our crotches to make collages.

21 posted on 10/04/2009 2:21:28 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: captjanaway

Public Education.
For women
By women
To women

If boys don’t act like girls they are fed pills till they do. The reason boys do poorly is they hate the current educational methods. Boys do not want to write about how the feel about 2 times 3, they just want to get the answer right.


22 posted on 10/04/2009 2:22:19 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: historyrepeatz

That was their plan all along.....


23 posted on 10/04/2009 2:58:28 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

You are so right.


24 posted on 10/04/2009 3:13:31 PM PDT by donna (I never really had roots in any one place or culture or ethnic group. - Obama Olympics speech)
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To: lentulusgracchus
In the 1960s, it was competitive individual women who cracked the glass ceiling. During that period of time, with the exception of women's basketball (and the three dribble rule) and softball, women did not compete much in team sports. Teamwork was not a rule of success, individual drive, skill and passion pushed women to be the “first” in sports and in various traditionally male fields. I don't know whether your observation about “cheating” is true, but successful women were highly competitive.

I think female children of the women of the 60s are more likely to have been involved in mixed sports like soccer and are likely to have experienced the lessons of team sports as the guys.

25 posted on 10/04/2009 3:18:25 PM PDT by marsh2
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To: captjanaway

There is actually a good book about this by Douglas Wolf - The Empire Cycle and Why America is Going to the Girls.

He said this a natural cycle and now that we are benefiting from the risk taking men who made this country that the women who want security and social programs take over. Of course this can only happen because of what the real men did to forge a good country in the first place.


26 posted on 10/04/2009 3:21:36 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: Cloverfarm
I’m worried that when they are out of school, there will be no jobs left for normal boys.

The normal boys will be the ones running things. Just keep them normal.

27 posted on 10/04/2009 3:23:53 PM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Joe Wilson!)
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To: LibFreeOrDie
rampant passive-aggressive behavior.

Bingo!

Ladies are 100x more effective at this than men.

28 posted on 10/04/2009 4:11:14 PM PDT by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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To: Tribune7
"The normal boys will be the ones running things. Just keep them normal. "

I sure hope so . . . We have two of those normal boys growing up under our roof. They're both technically oriented, and have a firm grasp of reality. No girly-men allowed.

29 posted on 10/04/2009 4:17:32 PM PDT by Think free or die (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money - M.Thatcher)
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To: Aria
"Douglas Wolf - The Empire Cycle and Why America is Going to the Girls."

I looked all over the net for that. I couldn't find it.
It sounds interesting.

30 posted on 10/04/2009 4:42:12 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Here is his email....he will send you a pdf containing excerpts and i’m sure he’ll let you know where to buy the book. I heard him on the radio and he was very interesting.

doug@dougwolf.com


31 posted on 10/04/2009 4:45:46 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: historyrepeatz

...Is Revolution still considered manly? `Cause, you know, I can shoot a little.


32 posted on 10/04/2009 4:46:26 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Cloverfarm

>Such boys, BTW, are not portrayed as heroes in books or TV. The boys are clowns, sidekicks or adversaries to the smart girl main characters.

But, you can bet that violent criminals (especially the “guy in the tower with a gun”) are male. Doesn’t that just scream success to guys? [/sarc][/cynic]

{Though, to be perfectly honest sometimes violence is needed. Look at soldiers for instance; and look at Congress, they’re so entrenched and corrupt that I honestly doubt anything will change until their lives are put into sudden and immediate danger.}


33 posted on 10/04/2009 4:52:18 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Texas resident

Yes, they were never too bright, were they? It’s the same with the New Yorkers taking their “democracy” to VA and NC.


34 posted on 10/04/2009 5:41:11 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

It’s flattering to be read so closely.


35 posted on 10/04/2009 6:09:46 PM PDT by M. Dodge Thomas
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To: marsh2

Glass ceiling

36 posted on 11/13/2009 2:03:17 AM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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