Skip to comments.OBAMA'S 'WAR ON WOMEN' AT THE HARVARD LAW REVIEW
Posted on 10/19/2012 2:38:57 PM PDT by Snuph
When Barack Obama was president of the Harvard Law Review, he faced a heated battle with the law school's Womens Law Association (WLA) because women comprised only 25% of the editors selected for the Review during his tenure. At that time, the Reviews president (with the help of two other editors) oversaw the selection of the new editors of the journal. All Harvard Law students were eligible to apply to the Review at the end of their first year by entering its writing competition, which involved editing an article and/or writing a case comment. New editors were chosen through one of three ways: through their writing competition scores; via a combination of 70% grades and 30% writing scores; or through a supplemental method that included affirmative action. Obama sparked a heated controversy when 27 men, but only 9 women, were selected for the Review. He blamed the result on an insufficient number of women choosing to compete for editorial slots. The arithmetic flaw with Obamas defense was that women were 40% of the Harvard Law class, 37% of the competitors, and yet only 25% of the editors Obama selected. Under the prior president of the Review (Peter Yu), women were also 37% of the writing competitors but were 41% of selectees. Under Obamas successor (David Ellen), 37% of the new editors were women. Therefore, among these three successive male editors of the Review (two of whom were minorities), only Obama had a dramatic underrepresentation of women editors. Reacting to the shortfall of new female editors, one of the co-chairs of the Womens Law Association recommended that women should be included in the Reviews affirmative action program. As quoted in the Harvard Law Record, the law school's newspaper, Obama rejected that recommendation.
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Is it because he hates women or loves men?
With men overrepresented, they could probably richly savor male companionship while wrestling, playing touch football, or having tickling games.
They could watch gladiator movies, or play flinch, or do titty-twisters.
AND SO ON.
None of this matters...as with all things negative associated with this president...the msm simply ignores it...if they have to notice it...they just explain it away.
There’s nothing really wrong their guy can do. This is the kind of press Stalin had.
” - - - Is it because he hates women or loves men?”
In Obama’s book on dreams of his Father Obama writes that he hated his Mother’s Race. Maybe he also hated him Mom, and women?
BTW, since Obama wants to keep Sandra Fluke flat on her back at taxpayer expense, why should ANY woman be proud of Obama’s opinion of Women?
I’m guessing Barack is into all kinds of freaky deaky.
Well, zero had zero chance of gay sex with a female.
He’s many things, but not stupid.
All that is far better to them than being accused with facts of those weaknesses before their own (preemptive and sleazy) attacks would be made, by which time they would play such dueling accusations as the "same old politics, quid pro quo tit-for-tat, everythings is just mutually offsetting remarks by one camp against another. Move along!"
Interesting that after all this time we are finally hearing some reports about Obama’s college days.
Obama should have counted as half a woman. Knowing Obama’s hiring proclivities, it would be safe to assume homosexuals filled their quota, and then some.
What Obama needed was “Binders of Women”, but then the libs would be going crazy with that :)
with the Dims, politically correct mandates are often only good for what should be imposed “by” them, not “for” them, and when they do impose them on themselves it is for “keeping up appearances” because that is all the mandates are really about in the first place
the useful idiot Liberals do anything the “progressives” and Marxists can convince the Liberals they will feel better about themselbes if they do it; but don’t expect any deep intellectual self-analysis for why it is actually a good thing to do; they accept that more enlightened minds than their own know what is best and what is important is to go along with the program
I think Obama was simply more honest, at that moment, than another Liberal might have been; he didn’t think he needed to make any results for appearance sake alone in order to support his progressive bonifides; which more than race or gender that (Leftist-leaning) is all he was looking to support.
Well, we know that he was not selected because of his writings, so that leaves the affirmative action option. Our first affirmative action president! Imagine that! We’ve come a long way, Baby!