Women represent about 50.8% of the population in this country. Apparently, the latest census bureau results indicate that 25% fewer men graduate from college than women and Obama the oblivious thinks this is a great accomplishment. He credits Title IX for these marvelous results.
Call me misguided, but I thought the goal was to get an equal distribution of men and women graduates since that would be a proportionate representation. I didn’t know our goal was to have a nation of amazons as compared with a nation of equals.
Obama is waging a war against men it seems as he pitches for an amazonian citizenry.
CNS News: “In fact, more women as a whole now graduate from college than men,”Obama wrote. “This is a great accomplishment—not just for one sport or one college or even just for women but for America. And this is what Title IX is all about.”
According to the Census Bureau, 685,000 men and 916,000 women graduated from college in 2009 (the latest year for which statistics have been published). That means 25 percent fewer men received college degrees than women.
Title IX prohibits discrimination based on gender but a whole host of schools went awry by implementing a kind of female affirmative action initiative. The whole idea of choosing someone for race, gender, religion is discriminatory. Merit is the appropriate standard. There is something to be said for giving scholarships to the needy but beyond that, you’ve lost me.