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(Pew Research)   Rarely is the question asked: Is our husbands learning?   (pewresearch.org) divider line 16
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2014-02-13 03:13:05 PM
4 votes:
They couldn't have been that smart to begin with, or they wouldn't have gotten married.
2014-02-13 03:22:21 PM
3 votes:
So this means we should revoke Title IX?
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2014-02-13 03:18:39 PM
3 votes:
Since, ideally, I was going to have to talk to her for the rest of my life. I decided to go for someone smarter than me. Marriage, my friends, is virtually all conversation.
2014-02-13 03:15:11 PM
2 votes:
Are they counting a degree in "Women's Studies" or "Psychology" as education here?
2014-02-13 05:54:28 PM
1 votes:

Copper Spork: Are they counting a degree in "Women's Studies" or "Psychology" as education here?


Of course, along withe  the degrees in holistic interpretive dance and the social "sciences".

Of course that guy that guy that went and got a degree in puppetry kind of skews the numbers
2014-02-13 04:58:08 PM
1 votes:
there is definitely a trend in attendance and degrees obtainment but I know of a lot of "degreed" women opting to stay home with the kids, including a couple with pHds.  I don't know of a single degreed dad who has made the same choice.

i think a  more useful number would be how many women with college degrees are utilizing their educations 5-15 years after graduation.
2014-02-13 04:56:29 PM
1 votes:
yakmans_dad: Marriage, my friends, is virtually all conversation.

And some yelling.
And if you're lucky, periods of dead silence.
2014-02-13 04:08:46 PM
1 votes:
Gender stereotypes are also at play, the authors found. Boys have historically been trained to think that they needn't obey rules or work hard because men used to be able to drop out of high school and still earn wages comparable to better-educated women, thanks to jobs in fields like manufacturing, construction and travel. That's not the case anymore.

Wait, I thought gender stereotypes told boys that they were supposed to go on and monopolize all the college spots for comp. sci., engineering, physics, and anything else that was worth taking.

The lesson of the day is, apparently, that 'gender stereotypes' do whatever the hell you want them to do to support your point.

Make up your goddam minds.
2014-02-13 04:02:45 PM
1 votes:

Copper Spork: Are they counting a degree in "Women's Studies" or "Psychology" as education here?


Came to say something like this.

Look at the proportion of men in fields that only need a B.S. to get a job vs women.

I graduated college in 2009, had a job within a week with a B.S. The girl I was dating couldn't find a job, so she went to grad school (international relations and politics or some such).

Anecdotal, yes, but women are more highly represented in majors that require an advanced degree just to get a job.
2014-02-13 03:51:38 PM
1 votes:
Well, duh.

Women have outpaced men in percentage of college graduates since 1982. Grad school is even more skewed. More women than men graduate from high schools, too.
2014-02-13 03:48:00 PM
1 votes:
Did a search on the current ratio, found <a href="http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/02/21/new-book-explains -why-wo men-outpace-men-education">this gem</a> regarding the gap.

Gender stereotypes are also at play, the authors found. Boys have historically been trained to think that they needn't obey rules or work hard because men used to be able to drop out of high school and still earn wages comparable to better-educated women, thanks to jobs in fields like manufacturing, construction and travel. That's not the case anymore.

"Anymore?"  When the fark was that ever the case?  Speaking as someone who graduated high school over 20 years ago, that was NEVER EVER EVER a motivating factor I gleaned, heard, noticed, learned, etc from any male, ever.  Ever.  Ever.

One does not go into construction because one thinks it beats the pay of college folk - of either gender.  I dunno, a lot of the rest of the article is ridiculous as well, but...whatever.  Mayhaps the lack of real grades, competition, etc is why males are no longer motivated?   Education has been re-engineered starting at preschool in such a way that produces far less-"educated" individuals - people who have degrees (and even honors, etc) - yet are not in the least ready for college.  Worse, people who have college degrees from respected schools, and are not in the least ready for the workplace, or graduate degrees.   The education re-engineering which happened didn't help women, it merely hurt men more than it hurt women.  Higher education, at about the same time, became easier to obtain - and more culturally expected.  Information age being what it is, and all.

Who still knows calculus?  Chemistry?  Physics?  History?  Can keep themselves from ending sentences with a preposition?  No one.  And golly gosh, our exponential lead over the entire rest of the world combined has, during that period of education re-engineering, been overtaken by what had been a third-world country recently but who still actually educates their children.   Funny, that.
2014-02-13 03:47:41 PM
1 votes:
It's anti-intellectualism by the GOP is taking it's toll.  Who wants to be some over educated fairy amirite?  All you need is some common sense, a hammer, and a truck -- at least until the liberals ban them all.


It's what social decline looks like.
2014-02-13 03:24:00 PM
1 votes:

Copper Spork: Are they counting a degree in "Women's Studies" or "Psychology" as education here?


Why is the milk at the back corner of a grocery store, and why are candies sold at the checkout?

Why does the music playing in the background have no words and is around 100bpm?

Why is the colors yellow and red worn most often in fast-food uniforms?

How come every commercial shows happy and smiling people when they're trying to sell you a product you don't *need*?


Psychology, it makes farking money.
2014-02-13 03:22:33 PM
1 votes:

Tomahawk513: Mrs. Tomahawk has a master's and I've only got a B.S.  I still make more though, which is pretty farked up.


Actually when you think about it, she gets all of her money and half of yours....
2014-02-13 03:19:53 PM
1 votes:
Well I learned only to leave the toilet seat up on purpose to tease her.

I mean seriously, LOOK DOWN DUMMY.
2014-02-13 03:17:37 PM
1 votes:
And the husbands still make more money, so who's smrt now?
 
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