Another great post from FelisConcolor, especially the following quote,"And when a boy does get to school he has fewer resources available to him
than girls." ...at the lower levels, high school and below.And
at the totally politically correct university up North...." At
Weber State, for example, there are all sorts of counseling and support centers
for women, minorities, LGBT, disabled students, etc., but not a single one
exclusively for men." This is shameful and needs investigation
by the Utah Dept of Education and the State Attorney General.
Why doesn't the DesNews, among all publications in the nation, ever cover
the story that not only is the US, but every nation with an advanced economy
(Israel being the sole exception), are having babies at a sub replacement
rate?This fact is the major contributor, IMO, to the ongoing
economic troubles most in the world are still experiencing. It is surely to be
the source, the major source of permanent economic depression in the world. This
problem by itself may yet destroy the world's civilizations!This fact far outweighs the idea of forever pushing girls & young women to
have careers outside of the home. Statistics show that colleges have enrollments
& graduation rates of 3 to 2 of females vs males. This should be a subject
of grave concern to those who believe that it is primarily the man's role
in a family to provide for it!Why isn't anyone promoting the
idea of persuading young women to consider a career as mothers & housewives,
as was done for millennia, when we had babies born at surplus birth rate
levels?The saying, "No other success can compensate for failure
in the home", seems to fall upon deaf ears, even among those who should be
shouting it loudly & long!
A pair of factoids from this article illuminates a major flaw in the spin put on
the "liberal facts" put forth to achieve the major legislative
accomplishment of Obama, ObamaCare. The facts as compared in the
article are, "The difference is money. Clearly. Utah spends $6,500 per
student per year. Massachusetts spends over $15,000." This huge
spending supremacy in Mass is mirrored in the fact that Mass. has the highest
average educational achievement in the nation.Mass also has had many
other advantages even in the Northeast that sets it apart there and even more so
compared to the fly-over states. Yet, an unquestioned foundational
element of Obama-Care was that it was applicable even in republican states,
essentially everywhere in America, because it was like 'Romney-Care'
in Mass. Actually, as this educational data illustrates, Mass. is
in so many ways an outlier, that 'Romney-Care' could not and cannot
be considered a useful foundation for a national healthcare system.
Understand that this female focus in a branch of basic education has been
ongoing for over two decades. I remember my son being permitted to accompany a
few of these girl-focused endeavors, on a few occasions more than 20 years ago.
There was nothing remotely like this program to help boys understand STEMThis is a violation of the civil rights of boys and young men that
requires federal government intervention. That is within the intent of federal
civil rights legislation. Either equalize boy's access to STEM
or face lawsuits!
It's kind of like hospitals that have a Women's Center...but do they
have Men's Center? Rarely. There are courses and majors on college
campuses for Women's Studies. Any for men? Most likely NO.I
agree with FelisConcolor above. The boys are made to feel that they don't
matter but the girls surely do. No special programs tailored just to boys where
they can be just boys. Scouting is being altered from the traditional
"boys" groups. Nothing for boys...just send them home to
play video games in the basement where their brains will be permanently
altered/wired for violence, etc.Why do more women "need" to
be in STEM and especially in engineering? Why does there have to be equal
amounts of men and women in every occupation and professional endeavor. Because
they marry (if they marry) lazy men who can't provide for them or children?
This will be more and more the case as education, run especially in post-high
school institutions, is controlled by liberals and especially liberal women.
It's an obsession with being "equal" while men and women are so
very different from each other.
To me it is so disheartening to see attempts made why all kinds of entities,
including the lights of the Deseret News, pushing girls towards careers outside
the home.As a father of 7 daughters & 2 sons, I think I know
thing or two about this.Of my 7 daughters, we have college degrees.
But neither of my sons have college degrees yet, and one of them is our oldest
child.My daughters are no less capable than my sons. Nor my sons
than my daughters. But schools and newspapers and Society at large is more
determined that more women need to not only get colors degrees, but get the ones
that boys and men have traditionally gotten.I have a sister who has
a mining engineering degree and an MBA. She's smart. And the sister between
her and I is also smart, but has no college degree. The younger one has never
married. The other one has 7 children.Most people don't realize
that the world is having children at sub-replacement rates. I've never seen
the Deseret News cover this important news story. In fact, the US has not had a
surplus birth rate since 1970!
6 out of 7 female recruits and 40 out of about 1,500 male recruits failed to
pass the new Marine Corps fitness standards regimen of pull-ups, ammunition-can
lifts, a 3-mile run and combat maneuvers required to move on in training for
combat jobs.There are physical differences between men and women
which is why men who want to become FBI special agents have to do more than
twice as many push-ups as women seeking the same job.
Men and women don't always excel equally in all areas. Richard Petty, the
all-time winningest driver in NASCAR said the only way Danica Patrick will ever
win a NASCAR race is"if everybody else stayed home". That
certainly doesn't mean that Danica Patrick can't excel in other areas.
"I'm sorry you feel like boys are being discriminated against. As one
myself, I don't agree. "The fact you don't agree
doesn't change reality: Boys drop out of high school at a higher rate than
girls. Fewer men attend college than women, and the ones who do get to college
earn fewer Bachelors' degrees, fewer Master's degrees, and fewer PhDs
overall than women. These are verifiable facts, available from the US Dept. of
Education.And when a boy does get to school he has fewer resources
available to him than girls. At Weber State, for example, there are all sorts
of counseling and support centers for women, minorities, LGBT, disabled
students, etc., but not a single one exclusively for men.(Interestingly, Weber State will spare no expense when it comes to catering to
non-white-male students, but they can't even muster the funds to update the
map boards scattered around campus).The inescapable conclusion is
that you don't really care if boys and young men are falling behind when it
comes to getting an education, and not only do you not care, you want to destroy
the one area where they do have an advantage over girls. How is that
@RobinI think you are missing the point from Oh, Please.The
program does not benefit from politicizing it. Identity politics is still
politics, not learning. As for the status of women studying science,
Cornell Engineering has 1,500 students. 46% of them are female. Ditto for MIT.
Your narrative that women are stuck in the Elementary Ed program may be a bit
out of date.
I wonder how many of these photo op conferences take place in Singapore, Japan,
Estonia, Taipei and Finland.If we really want to duplicate the
"best practices" of those who excel at science, that's what we need
to do.Study this formula: STEM=Grant $
That's great to introduce girls (and boys) to STEM careers. Everybody needs
to know what their options are. BUT please don't make girls who don't
take the bait and follow their dreams instead feel like losers or traitors to
the "cause". Show them their options and respect their choices.
@Oh please"Women get most of the college degrees in the U.S.
now."Not in STEM fields they don't.I'm
sorry you feel like boys are being discriminated against. As one myself, I
don't agree. But if you'd like to help us feel equal, why don't
you go start a program to get more boys interested in Elementary Education
Beware, the high demand for STEM college graduates is mainly for the "E"
How about "CHILDREN can do unimaginable things?" Why leave the boys
out? Don't tell me that the boys have more opportunities. Women get most
of the college degrees in the U.S. now.You're dumbing down the
boys and pushing them to the background--which seems to be the agenda of the
liberal women in our country. This is and will backfire for future generations.