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White House expands Title IX support to science, tech

Posted on 07/14/2012 7:22:56 AM PDT by TigerClaws

WASHINGTON, June 20 (Reuters) - The White House announced new measures Wednesday to help increase the number of women in the science, math and technology fields as part of a celebration for the 40-year anniversary of a law prohibiting discrimination in education based on gender.

The new guidelines are reinforcements to the law, known as Title IX.

** n 1972, when Title IX was passed, 43 percent of students enrolling in degree-granting institutions were women, compared to 57 percent of new students in 2010


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The war on men continues...
1 posted on 07/14/2012 7:22:59 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

More vote buying.


2 posted on 07/14/2012 7:27:17 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

NOte for later.

Phi Beta Cons on National Review Online had mentioned this possibility.

I truly thought it was a joke.

that would destroy science and engineering
at US universities and colleges, still #1 in the world.


3 posted on 07/14/2012 7:29:52 AM PDT by preamble
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To: TigerClaws

In the USSR Doctor was/is a woman’s job ,they told you what to do


4 posted on 07/14/2012 7:30:16 AM PDT by molson209
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To: TigerClaws

Re-electing Obama is getting expensive.

It’s costing taxpayers a ton of money to re-elect this Piece of dirt.

Why does he need campaign funds when he has the key to the treasury and is using it. being an incumbent sure has it’s advantages. Wonder who he will try to buy next.


5 posted on 07/14/2012 7:31:17 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: TigerClaws
In 1972, when Title IX was passed, 43 percent of students enrolling in degree-granting institutions were women, compared to 57 percent of new students in 2010.

I believe it is correct that significantly more minority women are attending college than minority men. Has anyone seen stats that breakdown the current percentage of women and men attending college down by race?

I wonder how much of this increase in women is common to all races, and how much of it might be a reflection of the percentages of minority women and men attending college?

6 posted on 07/14/2012 7:32:27 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

I know here at UF I see more black chicks than black dudes. (not scientific...I know)


7 posted on 07/14/2012 7:34:13 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: preamble

We don’t need the most qualified people, just more chicks.


8 posted on 07/14/2012 7:35:06 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: TigerClaws

There are two middle schools in my District. One school received a grant for a “Girl’s Only” Engineering/Robotics club. Imagine the uproar if there was a Boy’s only club.

The Academic Awards assembly in my school at the end of the year demonstrated the issue. Over 90% of the recipients were girls. Honor Society? - 80% girls and most of the boys were in to make it look “fair”. I live in a fairly conservative area.


9 posted on 07/14/2012 7:39:42 AM PDT by Conservateacher
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To: EEGator

GO Gators!


10 posted on 07/14/2012 7:41:47 AM PDT by fuente
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To: EEGator

GO Gators!


11 posted on 07/14/2012 7:41:55 AM PDT by fuente
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To: EEGator
Here's a partial answer to my question:

The gaps between women and men are especially stark in certain minority populations. Among black students, women earned 69 percent of associate, 66 percent of bachelor's, 72 percent of master's, and 66 percent of doctoral degrees in 2007-8.

More Black Women than Black Men Continue to Enroll in 4-Year Colleges

I think most or all of this current gap is being caused by the big disparities in the number of minority women and men who are attending college, but the article writers don't bother to give a breakdown by race, though we get minute breakdowns by race concerning many other issues.

12 posted on 07/14/2012 7:42:43 AM PDT by Will88
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To: TigerClaws
The new guidelines are reinforcements to the law, known as Title IX.

When you want to make changes to a law...
      ...doesn't it require another law get passed...
           ...you know, by...
                ...what was that group called again....
                     "Congress"?!?


13 posted on 07/14/2012 7:43:29 AM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: TigerClaws

It is also a sign of desparation! He is fighting to get the single women vote. This is good news, in a small way. In the larger sense, this is a disaster.


14 posted on 07/14/2012 7:45:29 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I eagerly await the next news about the struggles of Elizabeth Sacheen Littlefeather Warren.)
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To: TigerClaws

What an effing joke. Men and women have the same IQ in general but they get it in different ways. Women’s IQs have a much narrower Bell Curve. Most are clustered near the norm with far fewer under the extremes. There are more very bright men and more woefully stupid men than women. The plain un-PC truth is few women gravitate to math, physics, and the physical sciences because few women’s brains are wired to excel at those disciplines.


15 posted on 07/14/2012 7:57:44 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: fuente

Go Gators! :)


16 posted on 07/14/2012 8:07:17 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: MtBaldy

Well, we’ll fix that through legislation.


17 posted on 07/14/2012 8:09:23 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: TigerClaws
most men enter STEM degree programs because they LIKE them!

how will the RATS get women to LIKE math??? either you do, or you don't...

18 posted on 07/14/2012 8:10:19 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: TigerClaws
Just place a 25-year moratorium on men being allowed to do anything other than work at fast-food joints.

That's fair.

19 posted on 07/14/2012 8:19:28 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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43% of degree-seeking students being women = bad

43% of degree-seeking students being men = good
20 posted on 07/14/2012 8:19:36 AM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: TigerClaws

At the school I recently graduated from the split was about 75-25 male-female. What this means is that in ten years about a third of the young men who would have gone into STEM won’t be able to, because every university science department will have already reached its male quota.

How will we educate the young men Title IX leaves behind?


21 posted on 07/14/2012 8:28:10 AM PDT by Random_User_250
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43% of degree-seeking students being women = bad

43% of degree-seeking students being men = good

How much more of this crap are men going to take?

22 posted on 07/14/2012 8:29:31 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: andyk
43% of degree-seeking students being women = bad

43% of degree-seeking students being men = good

Actually it's even worse than that. Apparently 43% of the higher ed opportunities going to men is still too many for the gender feminists who pull the president's strings.

23 posted on 07/14/2012 8:55:03 AM PDT by Random_User_250
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To: EEGator

“Well, we’ll fix that through legislation.”

Yeah, I don’t think our legislators, at least most of them, are really that stupid. I do believe most of them think their constituents are that stupid. This is vote buying, and damn the consequences, pure and simple.


24 posted on 07/14/2012 9:08:37 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: MtBaldy

I agree, see post #2.


25 posted on 07/14/2012 9:22:48 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
More vote buying.

He already has the cracked-brain Feminist vote. This really suggests that the threats of defection on the far Left have him running scared.

But even as Title IX, one of the most absurd pieces of this absurd legislation, has interfered with College athletic programs, by failing to understand that men & women approach athletics from somewhat different motivations; this will undermine college programs in math & science, by distorting proper admission guidelines.

Nothing is more destructive to human productivity than the compulsive need to pretend that people are interchangeable. No one ever sat next to their equal on either side, in any classroom, unless it was their identical twin or triplet. We are all unique, with different aptitudes, different motivations, different personalities. Egalitarian/Collectivism Sabotages Human Potential.

Obama seems not to be overlooking anything that he can do to damage the American future. Whether this is, as suggested above, a sign that he is running scared; it does fit in nicely with his other anti-social calls for "Change!"

Would that the election was tomorrow.

William Flax

26 posted on 07/14/2012 10:05:21 AM PDT by Ohioan
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“The war on men continues..”

And, putting a quota system on our science, engineering and math programs will mean cuts in the spaces for men which will be unfilled as a lot of chicks do not want to enter these programs. The few that do now are actually very gifted, talented and motivated to be in these specialties. Better not to put on quotas as social engineering leads to less engineers, etc, overall.


27 posted on 07/14/2012 10:07:24 AM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Ohioan

Excellent analysis. Thanks for the link as well.


28 posted on 07/14/2012 10:33:40 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Glad to be useful!


29 posted on 07/14/2012 11:20:32 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: TigerClaws

They should apply this law specifically for attractive girls. Attractive girls are extremely underrepresented in science and tech.


30 posted on 07/14/2012 11:36:00 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Motion seconded!


31 posted on 07/14/2012 11:37:01 AM PDT by EEGator
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