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Are Men the New Minority? With more women on campus, some male activists are now crying foul.

In the spring of 2010, a group of academics gathered at Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y., to propose a new field of research: “Male Studies.” Not to be confused with Men’s Studies, which has been around for more than two decades, Male Studies is founded on the premise that men are now disenfranchised, and women’s success has come at their expense.

Sound counterintuitive? It may be. But those backing the proposal have some solid statistics behind them. For starters, since 2000, women have represented about 57 percent of enrollment at colleges in the United States, they consistently outperform males in high school, and are now earning more Ph.D.s. “The academic lives of men are systemically discriminated against.” said Lionel Tiger, a professor at Rutgers who spoke at the Staten Island event. “If this were happening to any other group, it would be cause for outcry.”
Ladies, what do you think?

 
tasches

Asked by tasches at 5:29 PM on Sep. 29, 2010 in

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  • I think the statistics speak to the same biological difference that makes men faster and stronger (physically), in general, than women. There isn't anything holding men back from doing well in school and pursing their dreams. Historically their gender has always been pushed to perform in this area. How have they been "systematically discriminated against"?? I think they are just upset that women are kicking their ass at something. Boo-hoo.
    SabrinaBean

    Answer by SabrinaBean at 5:34 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • all through history up until this moment in time men have had the educational institutional advantages, and the minute women get anywhere over parity men are going to cry oppression?
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 12:10 AM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Link to full article:
    http://education.newsweek.com/2010/09/29/the-new-minority-on-campus-men.html
    tasches

    Comment by tasches (original poster) at 5:30 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • cry me a river. how are women keeping me from attending school and earning degrees?
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 12:06 AM on Sep. 30, 2010

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