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Fewer Men Graduate from College than Woman; Obama Says this is Good Thing


Isn't the idea of equality so that people can be... equal? Isn't the whole idea of affirmative action and so-called non-discrimination laws so that one group does not have an advantage over another? Not if you are Barack Obama, who seems to think that it's ok for one group (women) to have more graduations than another group (men), and that those statistics are "good for America."

In an op-ed published in Newsweek, Obama reflects on the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the law which lead to increased athletic scholarships for women and other educational opportonities.

Today, thanks in no small part to the confidence and determination they developed through competitive sports and the work ethic they learned with their teammates, girls who play sports are more likely to excel in school. In fact, more women as a whole now graduate from college than men. 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.

As noted by Terence Jeffrey in a story on, "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."

In the nationwide collegiate class of 1975, which started college before Title IX was implemented, the males graduating from college outnumbered females, 505,000 to 418,000--meaning 17 percent fewer women graduated than men.

By 1985, according to Census Bureau data, the number of women graduating from college each year was outstripping the number of men. In that year, about 497,000 women graduated from college and 483,000 men. That gave women a margin over men of almost 3 percent.

In every year since 1985, according to the Census Bureau, women have outnumbered men in graduating from college, with women dramatically expanding their advantage over men in receiving college diplomas to the 25 percent advantage they achieved in 2009.

Does this sounds like 40 years of "equal education" as Obama describes?

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  1. lwessonComment by lwesson
    June 25, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    The other hilarious thing. Males will have to compete with those women for the jobs that remain out there. Another bonus, is that The Family structure will be further weakened. YEA! –I am being VERY facetious!–

    Oh, don’t forget, that ALIENS & Illegal Aliens from around the world, that go to school here, are likely to be competing for jobs here. And of course, BOTH, Obama & Romney will keep the Green Cards flowing, outsourcing going, immigration, legal or illegal, flooding on in. This will add to the hilarity of getting a good paying job. “Would you like chocolate sprinkles on that Latte?” “Mom, Dad, I am home.”

    But it is not over yet. Like Dante’s Inferno, there are many levels of Late, Dying Republic Employment Hell. The race preferring Government mandated scam of Affirmative Action, will take White Male graduates, and toss them into a scalding Twilight Zone Cauldron, in getting a proper job. Obama & Romney are likely on the same page here, sad to say.

    If you are lucky, like Obama & Romney, you have connections, family, insider information, friends… that can help you step over those schmucks that do not.

    And a final cheery note, Internationalist companies, companies like Apple…, could really care less about the Home Country from which they operate out of. It is all about share holders, the bottom line. So NEVER expect them to make products here. Communist China, yes. US of A, NO! Ok. But, it is with your children, that makes for the military, and that military is applied to make the “Home Turf” from which to base operations out of, safe. Those kiddies, after serving, have the above, to compete with.

    Still have my four cornered hat and gown. At least I learned a thing or two, from which to add to, and later how to write, which has proven to be amusing as much as it is a penniless pursuit.

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  2. LOL BennieComment by LOL Bennie
    June 25, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    There are very few professional women sports teams that could encourage a woman athlete in college to leave early and not finish their education.

    After title IX there were many young ladies getting athletic scholarships and using those to earn their degrees. I would love to see the numbers of scholarships given with the number of those that actually graduated. I would be willing to bet that ratio is extremely higher for women than men.

    I don’t know that the lack of professional sports success is the only reason for the change in statistics but I think it is probably the largest reason. There is a different set of goals for men on college athletic scholarships versus women on atheletic scholarship. Personally I think the pursuit of your college degree is far more likely chance for a successful life than not.

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    • lwessonComment by lwesson
      June 25, 2012 @ 11:39 am

      “successful life” Plato would ask for a definition here.

      There is a kind of mantra of the need for College this, College that, as if it is some kind of cure all panacea. From what I have seen, it will not fix, stupid, your soul, bad upbringing, bad thinking, bad table manners ;>)

      So many get hooked into thinking that going to College is a must… . I had a flood of dorm roommates. 4-5?, and only 1 was really college material, the rest bailed out, save for me and that one. Lets say, 2 out of 7.

      Sports, good grief! It was so big per the very existence of, The University, I thought it bordered on an insidious form of mental illness. You are right though, men are scooped up for various Collegiate sports. Mental capabilities are not really a factor, and they will, if given the chance, jump into professional sports to make the big bucks. Women have less professional high dollar sports from which to jump ship to.

      When teaching in H.S., I had the Jocks, that just knew that they were going to make it big, every single one of them! No need to study… . Lots of fun…not.

      After the War, WW2, getting a College degree was a huge deal. It landed my Father into a good job, not even remotely related to his education. By the time I followed in his footsteps, specialty education for certain jobs, was a must. My horrid stint into wretched Retail Hell, we had all sorts of applications of degree holding individuals. Most depressing.

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  3. BillzillaComment by Billzilla
    June 25, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    Women, the only minority with a numerical majority.

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    • Brian in MIComment by Brian in MI
      June 25, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

      During my high school days, I was turned down for 2 jobs and a state scholarship, because they were saving those for minorities. At the time, I lived in Detroit (a mostly black city) and went to a high school that was 75% black. I still have the letter from GM turning me down for an internship because I wasn’t a minority…

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    • lwessonComment by lwesson
      June 25, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

      Brian, my University, now freely discriminates against people like you and me. Not only that, grades for minorities are manipulated by Administrative dictat to instructors!

      What a brave new world. Forward! –into the fog & ice-fields–

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  4. mcoryComment by mcory
    June 25, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    If this latest statement from Obama truly shows that he is an idiot.

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  5. Robert DunganComment by Robert Dungan
    June 25, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    I heard a pimp buttering up women by commenting (primarily for the ears of women) that women should have nicer clothes than men. Sounds kinda like the same thing to me. I remember when the so-called Rev. Jesse Jackson did a photo interview for Penthouse Magazine and he spent most of the interview showing the lady reporter/photog his closet full of pastel colored suits and matching shoes. He was very proud of the fact that all of the suits and shoes had been given to him by ladies who admired him.

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  6. JDZComment by JDZ
    June 25, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

    Is there any end to this guy’s catering to anyone who he thinks may vote for him? He wants the women to vote or him in November so bad that he will suggest that Republicans have declared war on women, or resort to just another opportunity to butter them up a bit by declaring it is good to have more women graduating college then men. I guess he thinks he has the men already reeled in, or, he knows he cannot “sweet talk” them into voting for him. He is the most political politician I have seen in my entire life and i do not trust him to take care of this country and the American people. He is on such an ego trip that he actually is demonstrating that he has been drinking too much of this “messiah” koolaid himself.

    Obama must go! One and Out! Say it again…One and Out!

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  7. middlegroundComment by middleground
    June 25, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

    It is referred to as “gender equality” and Title IX is interpreted to mean that any academic department or research entity where women are not in the majority must hire women in preference to men. About 80% of the nation’s teachers are women and yet government refers to them as a minority. You may find this definition of a minority is right out of 1984, but the proud claim was in Physics Today. Everything about our current education system favors women and the fact that they are more mature than most men at the age when academic success of American males is being formed and the men are srill socially and academically immature.

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  8. cynicalobserverComment by cynicalobserver
    June 28, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

    There is no way around it; We have to get rid of Obama before he gets rid of the USA.

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