Monday, March 29, 2010

Title IX Works...

...for about half the population.

Read the Women in Intercollegiate Sport annual report here.

The report points out areas where female representation has either increased or remained relatively stable. They also focus on large disparities in other areas.

Since we're looking into inequities, maybe it's time to impose Title IX-ish quotas everywhere.

Am I the only one who's concerned that 100% of college synchronized swimming coaches are female? When will Title IX work for the men who want to break through that glass ceiling?

Also, why are only 3.9% of the field hockey coaches male?

Outside athletics, there are other areas where men are grossly underrepresented.

Why isn't there an outcry over the lack of male pharmacy majors, nursing school students, and future veterinarians.

When will there be opportunities for undergrads wishing to major in men's studies? Think I'm the only one asking that question? Read more here.

A gathering of academicians drawn from a range of disciplines will meet on April 7, 2010, at Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, to examine the declining state of the male, stemming from cataclysmic changes in today’s culture, environment and global economy. The live teleconferenced colloquium will be chaired by Lionel Tiger, PhD, Rutgers University Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology. It will encompass a broad range of topics relevant to the study of boys and men in contemporary society ranging from their roles in the family and workforce, as well as their physical and emotional health, to the growing problem of misandry—the hatred of males, an unacknowledged but underlying socio-cultural, economic, political and legal phenomenon endangering the well-being of both genders.

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