The New Gender Gap

Christine Whelan | Posted on 05/25/10

For years I've written about the increase in women's college and professional school graduation rates. But never have I seen the data so starkly displayed as it is on Prof. Mark J. Perry's blog, Carpe Diem

He rightly notes that 

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of University and College Women's Centers across the country, here is a partial list. A Google search of "College Women's Centers" finds almost 6,000 links on the Web. A Google search of "College Men's Centers" finds almost no links on the Internet (a few hundred, now inlcuding this post), and asks the question: Did you mean: "College Women's Centers"?

And he goes on to ask

Now that women completely dominate higher education at almost every degree level and men have clearly become the "second sex" in U.S. higher education, isn't there a greater need for thousands of "Men's Centers" on college campuses than "Women's Centers" to help address the challenges males face completing college and help improve the quality of men's experiences in college?

Yep. Yep it does. But good luck with that. In the meantime, I'll just keep teaching my students the definition of misandry and asking them to acknowledge that gender inequality isn't just a woman's issue.


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