Our friend Phyllis Schlafly starts her latest report with this:
The feminists are going through one of their periodic soul-searching psychological examinations of what the women's liberation movement did or did not do for them, and why they are not happy with the result.
Women's percentage in the labor force keeps rising because of who is going to college and who drops out. Thirty years ago, the ratio of males to females on college campuses was 60-40; now it's 40-60, and women receive the majority of college degrees.
But the feminists are griping because women students choose humanities majors that lead to lesser paid jobs than male students, who in larger numbers choose math, science and engineering. The feminists want government to remedy this gender difference by bribing women with taxpayers' money to make other choices. (Feminists claim that there are no gender differences, but they demand government intervention to override women's choices.)
The feminists push hard for what they call "Title-Nining," using Title IX, which bans sex discrimination in schools and colleges, to force equal numbers of women in all athletic programs. Since this misuse of Title IX was initiated by radical feminists in Jimmy Carter's Education Department, the feminists have forced colleges to eliminate thousands of men's teams, including many championship teams and more than 450 wrestling teams. Now the feminists are Title-Nining science and math departments. Using phony charges of gender bias, they are directing millions of dollars of federal and university money to override women's choices in order to increase the number of women in math and science at the expense of men.
Yes, that pendulum is swinging the other way, folks.
Proportionality proponents (try saying that ten times fast) have damaged sports like men's swimming and wrestling by forcing their quota system on schools.
Kansas now has too many women athletes. Will proportionality be used to eliminate women's programs? Will they need roster caps? Or, will the Jayhawks come to their senses and return men's swimming to varsity status?
Neugent said that 4 percent more women than men participate in sports at KU, while enrollment figures remain essentially even.
No men’s programs have been added at KU since golf was added 73 years ago, he said, and a petition signed by about 30 students interested in a men’s swimming and diving team has been registered with the athletic department, he said.
Using that information, Neugent claimed KU was no longer in compliance with Title IX.
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