Skip to comments.In a First, Women Surpass Men in Advanced Degrees
Posted on 04/26/2011 7:20:37 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
WASHINGTON (AP)For the first time, American women have passed men in gaining advanced college degrees as well as bachelor's degrees, part of a trend that is helping redefine who goes off to work and who stays home with the kids.
Census figures released Tuesday highlight the latest education milestone for women, who began to exceed men in college enrollment in the early 1980s. The findings come amid record shares of women in the workplace and a steady decline in stay-at-home mothers.
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Yeah but MS/PhD degrees in Poetry, Makeup or Child Caring aren’t all that rigorous. /ducking
When I was a kid, an “advanced degree” was an “advance degree”. An “advanced degree” isn’t once what it once was. Ask any employer. Education has been dumbed down to where a diploma is nothing more than a tuition receipt.
and a PHD usually don’t rebuild engines.
plus the degrees that end in the word "studies"
A Masters in Mall Shopping isn’t worth anything these days (ducks)
I recall when stay at home fathers first gained visibilty, probably over ten years ago. Feminists went berserrk, calling them "parasites who feed off women."
Don’t duck. Stand there and say it. Advanced degrees in BS junk studies don’t solve one single problem in world.
The feminists are going to be marching all over the place.
Except in the hard sciences, engineering, and mathematics.
I actually saw a PHD ask what the “Low Oil” light meant.
A BS Chemical Engineer makes more than a PhD Chemist.
It’s officially time to end AA.
I believe this is mainly because teaching, a female dominated profession, pretty much requires a master’s degree in order to stay certified. Social Work, another female dominated profession, has blossomed over the past 30 or so years. Nurses Practitioners are taking over some physician responsibilities and I would challenge anyone to find a graduate nursing program with a 10% male student body.
In a nutshell, both Posts #3 & #4.
All this education and they still can’t be taught to leave the toilet seat up.
Let us hope for tha sake of our country, that these women decide to be good stay at home wives, educated enough to raise and home school their little ones. And I hope they begin to have larger families if we are to keep our country healthy and free.
They have been pushing men out of academia for a long time. Beginning with male teachers in elementary, junior, and high schools. Getting rid of strong, decent, straight, competent role models for boys. At the same time focusing most resources on girls and how they are so disadvantaged.
Enough of this crap.
Don’t leave out the “education” degrees. Yes, nothing says “stupid” like a Ph.D. in “education”.
Wonder what that made those feminists’ mothers who stayed home who parasitically fed off their husbands’?
Sorry, awarding such advanced degrees solves the important problem of not enough women with advanced college degrees.
EdD does not count as an advanced degree. I don’t care what they say.
It must be neat for the pretty girls, who can always rely on marrying rich husbands, to have the freedom to enjoy 4 or more years pursuing such fluff degrees. I on the other hand spent my college years juggling classes, an unpaid internship, a part-time job, and performing community service hours, living off two for a dollar food bargains.
I graduated with a B.Sc. in 1975 in a profession that requires passing a certification exam every 6 years.
My first certification tests in 1975 and 1981 were tough but I managed to pass. Then I noticed the numbers of women and minorities in my profession were exploding in the late 70’s and early 80’s. This trend has continued.
Since then, passing my certification tests has been a breeze. The dumbing down to accomodate protected “minorities” who can’t cut it continues full speed ahead.
We are so screwed.
Can you still get a Masters or PhD in advanced underwater basket weaving these days?
Time to invest in rubber toys.
I think women outnumber men in medical school, hardly and easy task, what with the math,micro,chemistry,biology,anatomy,etc and the various labs to go with it.....
The first time I ever heard of this term was in today's NYT daily Xword. One answer was EASYA, and the clue referred to the endings of four other answers: KNUCKLEUNDER, TREADSWATER, BREADBASKET, and SPELLWEAVING, for the exemplar.
Is this a coincidence ?
I saw a comedian on TV a few years ago who said he had received a degree in philosophy, and went on to work for a major philosophy corporation ... “We didn’t have any customers, but we knew why.”
one day women may have sperm too
they can then self reproduce
they will still create drama...just wait
But just remember, folks. Women are still oppressed, underpaid compared to men, and they need all kinds of “extra” laws to protect them, like Title IX and VAWA. /sarc
It’s a complete coincidence!
What’s really interesting is that the higher a degree a woman attains the less likely a man is to marry her.
That might explain the phenomenon that fertility and intelligence tend to be negatively correlated.
I heard Michael Medved saying last week or so that a study back in the 1960s seemed to show a relationship between breast size and IQ. How many hot chicks do you see getting PhDs?