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May 7, 2003
POLITICS: The Gender Gap

Erin O'Connor has some interesting statistics about the gender gap in college:

According to the U.S. Department of Education, 698,000 women received bachelorís degrees in 2002, while 529,000 men did. Some other chilling numbers: women outnumber men by a four to three ratio on American campuses (that means there are almost two million more women in college than men). Only 43% of all college degrees go to men. Things are worse within minority populations: two black women earn bachelorís degrees for every black man; 60 percent of Hispanic college graduates are women.

What's particularly amusing is the reaction of some gender feminists to these figures:

Jacqueline Woods, executive director of the American Association of University Women, denies that men's declining enrollments is a crisis or even a gender issue. She notes that those concerned about boys' sagging educational performance are "playing a zero-sum game" and says "I refuse to play."

Remember that line next time one of these ideologues complains about men supposedly getting better pay than women.

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