We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
What is truly evil here is the number of women entering into "education". That means they will control the training of every mind coming into public school for the next 40 years! That is truly the violence.
30-40% of PhD's every year are in education. There are many talented people who do this (or practical ones who note the pay scales), bu these are in general less talented, and the intellect required for the course work less demanding.
Not to mention that the content is often just plain inaccurate.
Schools are a female-friendly environment, and have been since the days of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Check the local honor roll, to the earliest grades. Girls outnumber boys 2/1, and 3/1 for High Honors. Yet no one thinks the are triple the number of very smart and capable girls over boys.
School rewards conscientiousness, which girls are more likely to have. That is a very good quality, but it is not the only good quality. I have long suspected that feminist resentment comes from the disparity between the school rules for success and that of the world at large, which are overlapping, but different. They played by the rules and won, only to find that in employment, and social situations, and general status, the rules are not the rules. They feel cheated. In one sense, they were.
However, the boys who were destroyed by the system because they didn't have good school behaviors were cheated much more.
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School aims at one thing, employers at another. We can't seem to sort out whether one or the other is better, or even if the purpose of school is supposed to be to help someone succeed at employment. For me, being disappointed that school didn't give me all the tools I needed to succeed at work would be like resenting the ability of a physical training regimen to prepare me to compose music. Well, that's overstated, since at least a few things learned in school are relevant to a job performance--but honestly, not that many, or not in any direct or obvious way. You're lucky if school gives you certain habits that can be translated into helpful work habits later.
The kinds of majors strongly favored by women are probably the least likely to translate into job effectiveness. The popular subjects have in common a deep doubt about the legitimacy of people trading services with each other for a price, the price depending on someone else's calculation of the worth to him of your effort. In other words, not the innate worth of your spark of divinity, not the power of the work to help you grow as a person, not the chance to use the job to foster communal cohesion, and decidedly not a more just assessment of the inherent worth of tasks traditionally undervalued by a corrupt patriarchal system.
From antecdotal observations (primarily my wife with a master's and two different bachelor's degrees) the primary issue is continued focus on finding the 'right' answer. Superficially this seems to be the same as pleasing the boss or the customer but there are subtle differences. And it affects men as well as women.
IMHO there is nothing wrong with women earning most degrees or men earning most degrees. There would be noting wrong with a particular race earning more degrees than another race. But what this statistic is really telling us is most of the government subsidized opportunity to go to college is directed towards women. I think that government assistance, laws and regulations should be colorblind and gender blind and not favor one group over another.
The other issue is that I assume that most of these degrees are in the soft/easy programs that only exist to allow lazy and less intelligent people to acquire a degree. I suspect these various "studies" (black studies, women's studies, etc.) only exist so that the colleges can 'mine' the federal assistance programs for billions and have no 'educational' purpose at all. That may well be the real problem here.
But look what the women's doctoral degrees are in. It's obvious that the evil white male patriarchy is keeping women out of engineering, math and physics. I'm an EE and we used to make jokes about the education majors. They were notorious for being the dumbest kids on campus. We thought it was funny that people of such modest intelligence wanted to teach other people. We were sure that wouldn't work out very well and it hasn't.