16 November 2008

Higher Education Bows to Female Future

Mark Perry presents a series of fascinating charts using data from the US Department of Education. These charts show clear trends of female ascendancy and male decline in higher education. The accelerating dominance of women is clearly shown at the undergraduate, the masters, and the doctorate levels of educational attainment.In the hands of feminist professors, ideologues, and educational bureaucrats, this data will no doubt be used to demonstrate that women are not advancing nearly fast enough, due to entrenched sexism in society.But to realistic observers, the charts not only track the rise of women in higher education along with the fall of men, they also track the clear decline in fertility of educated and highly intelligent women in the US and the western world at large. The future human capital of the western world simply does not signify in the calculation.

It is possible for women to have it all. But in order to have it all, a woman must understand her own biology, and understand the totality of her own needs as a woman. Biology puts time limits on a woman's reproductive function. If she doesn't want to have children--if she knows she will never want to have children--she is better off diving into her career and making the most of it. But it is up to her to take her own needs into account--to her feminist professors she is only a statistic that they want to use for their own agenda.

Many of these women will not understand viscerally how they have been shortchanged and sold a shoddy bill of goods, until they have put in twenty years in a job they were told they should do, but never actually liked, only to find that they are no longer fertile when they decide it's time. The story is told so often anymore that it has become a truism.

Eventually, egg freezing and ovarian tissue freezing will provide another option for middle-aged women--the late motherhood option. It will be nice when women have that choice. But they will need to plan ahead.

What about men? What will happen to them as society's resources continue being shunted away from them, toward women? Lionel Tiger has a lot to say about that in Decline of Males. That is another story, but one worth considering.

Somehow, I doubt the Obama administration will bother itself over the problem. Considering the likely efficacy of Obamanation, that might be best.

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Blogger kurt9 said...

The open question is: Are these new female degrees in real fields such as engineering, science, medicine, and the like? Or are they largely fluff degrees in social science and the like? I would like to see a breakdown of the statistics along these lines

Monday, 17 November, 2008  
Blogger al fin said...

Women are still largely avoiding the math-intensive fields such as the hard sciences, hard engineering, theoretical computer science, etc. The US is suffering from low enrollment in those fields, and has to import foreign graduates to supply the manpower.

Anti-male policies are in place across the board from primary government schools to universities to job hirings at both private and government sector employment.

Title IX has devastated men's sports in universities and cut large numbers of male students out of the picture. US men's olympics performance in several events has suffered as a result.

Even the women who graduate with degrees in physics, engineering, computer science, etc. generally do not have the elite level abilities in math to supply the faculties at top universities--due to gender differences in super-elite level math ability.

Monday, 17 November, 2008  
Blogger Bruce Hall said...


Monday, 17 November, 2008  
Blogger Snake Oil Baron said...

Makes you wonder why some philanthropic type with lots of cash doesn't set up some university campuses in colonies in Antarctica or in developing nations for kids who are rich enough to travel for their education. Ban unionized professors, outfit it with the best equipment, commission electronic textbooks and learning material by experts (but hold the copyrights or make them public domain so that they can be updated yearly) and sell stock in the school to alumni.

Just a thought. Depending on where it were set up, it might need to have campus security personnel with rocket launchers though to keep pirates away.

Monday, 17 November, 2008  
Blogger Eshenberg said...

"Higher Education Bows to Female Future"-in west world for sort time,when they nations,civilizations,country's and tribes will be over run by other nations: The higher point are in the same time the (eclipse)end.
All the best!

Tuesday, 18 November, 2008  
Blogger al fin said...

Yes, better to be overrun by your own women, than by men of other cultures I suppose.

Tuesday, 18 November, 2008  

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