February 26, 2007, - 10:38 am
By Debbie Schlussel
I’ve written plenty of posts aobut the declining percentages of male students in college. That’s old news now. Only 43% of college students are men, according to the Census, and that figure continues to decline.
It’s kind of obvious why. Women are pushed to succeed–with discriminatory, sexist scholarships, affirmative action, and any number of other programs deeming them an “under-represented” minority, when with 57% of the student body, they are anything but. Then, there are the cultural attacks on men and boys throughout the media, entertainment, and every other arena.
So what do teachers and sociologists do? Well, if you’re Ron Mason, chairman of Wichita State University’s sociology department, you produce a silly study, saying the decline of men in school and college is due to “not enough household chores” for boys.
Come on. Doing work traditionally associated with women never made men achieve more. And it has nothing to do with society’s attack on males in America.
An article in the Wichita Eagle cites that absurdity. But it also features some other factors that are more likely causes–in addition to the affirmative action push for women–the decline of hard work and increasing softness pushed upon males in America (ie., the feminization of America’s boys):
The baseball coach at Wichita State, Gene Stephenson, says he has watched a generational drop-off in passion for life, knowledge, self-sacrifice and work, let alone for ball. . . .
“I’m really disappointed in how they no longer have the zest, not just for baseball but for knowledge, and for the joys that come when you take responsibility and learn to do something really well,” he said.
His Shockers won a national championship in 1989. He said his 2007 players do not want to work as hard as those champions.
“You realize… I’m recruiting the cream of the crop. Wonderful guys. But they don’t have the work ethic or consistent performance or the tolerance for pain that guys used to have.”
It’s difficult to have the zest for life and hard work, when you are being told that scholarships are not open to you and you are not the “preferred” minority merely because of your sex organs and internal plumbing.
Just ask agents at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), where many inexperienced women are getting affirmative action extraordinaire into cush positions, merely because of their gender. Experienced, more qualified male agents are being passed over, under the “leadership” of ICE chieftess Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess” and ICE Director of Investigations Marcy “Black Ass’ Forman-Friedman a/k/a “Peppermint Patty.”
An interesting read: “Are We Losing Our Boys?”
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