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Old August 3rd, 2013, 03:40 PM
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I like how you mentioned the war on every single construct except men. I hope it's merely out of ignorance; men face many problems, some of them extremely severe (specifically, child custody post-divorce).

Look at the whole laundry list of problems men face. It would be hard enough to deal with these problems if we as a society acknowledged them, but many people outright deny these problems exist (or worse, are actively hostile toward those who work to remedy them).

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Try the faculty gender demographics instead. Then look at which ones have tenure, which ones have advanced degrees, which ones sit on the various councils and boards at the school. There's more truthful and revealing data, much more so than enrollment. And especially since some of those colleges are quite small.
Since we don't know the number of women trying to get those positions in the first place, pretty much all of that information is meaningless. If the ratio of women employed in those positions closely matches the application ratio, there's no problem, except that maybe women don't pursue higher education teaching jobs as much as men (or perhaps are less willing to pursue graduate school in general, as that is often a prerequisite to being a professor in any university worth working at).


As for the original original topic, no. That's silly hyperbole. Every generation thinks it's the end of the world because that would make them special and people love to feel special.

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With regards to the link - " The men's rights movement's claims and activities have been critiqued by scholars and others, and sectors of the movement have been described as misogynist.[4][5][6][7][8]"

Anything with any sort of impact is going to be critiqued by someone, and claims of misogyny against the movement and its supporters, true or not (and I'd argue many are clearly not), do nothing to change the existence of very real problems for men. The end goal should be egalitarianism, fixing EVERYONE's problems, not female supremacy, which is what some (not all, probably not even a majority) feminists believe in.
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