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I glanced on amazon to read more about the Duluth Model. Not exactly flying off the shelves. Only a few reviews as well, including an absurd response to the only negative rating.
Main / Re: Every kiss begins with Kay...
Feb 13, 2007, 09:02 AM
And lets not leave out the popular shaming method of "he went to Jared".  ::)
Main / PCU
Oct 24, 2006, 10:22 AM
At the party....

Guy: Hey, you wanna brew?



Good movie. Haven't seen it in a while.
To be fair, the camera adds ten pounds.

Sad topic, I know but damn that was funny.
Main / Any anti-feminist jokes?
Sep 06, 2006, 12:07 PM
Q. How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb?

Study: Women outpacing Men, but pay lags.

Women Are Passing or Catching Men in College Areas Once Dominated by Men

by Ben Feller, AP education writer
Provided by the Associated Press

Women now earn the majority of diplomas in fields men used to dominate--from biology to business--and have caught up in pursuit of law, medicine, and other advanced degrees.

Even with such enormous gains over the past 25 years, women are paid less than men in comparable jobs and lag in landing top positions on college campuses.

Federal statistics released in 2006 show that in many ways, the gender gap among college students is widening. The story is largely one of progress for women, stagnation for men.

Women earn the majority of bachelor's degrees in business, biological sciences, social sciences, and history. The same is true for traditional strongholds such as education and psychology.

In undergraduate and graduate disciplines where women trail men, they are gaining ground, earning larger numbers of degrees in math, physical sciences, and agriculture.

''Women are going in directions that maybe their mothers or grandmothers never even thought about going,'' says Avis Jones-DeWeever, who oversees education policy for the Institute of Women's Policy Research.

''We're teaching girls that they need to be able to explore every opportunity that they are interested in. It's good to see that is happening,'' she says.

The findings were part of a 379-page report, ''The Condition of Education,'' a yearly compilation of statistics that give a picture of academic trends.

Women now account for about half the enrollment in professional programs such as law, medicine, and optometry. That is up from 22 percent a generation ago.

The number of women enrolled in undergraduate classes has grown more than twice as fast as it has for men. Women outnumber men on campus by at least 2 million, and the gap is growing.

In business, by far the most popular degree field among undergraduates, women earn slightly more than half of all bachelor degrees; it was one-third in 1980.

''You have a large number of women in the administrative work force, and in the past, they were never able to be the managers and the vice presidents,'' says Claire Van Ummersen of the American Council on Education. ''Now they have those opportunities, and they are taking advantage of them. They can be something other than an administrative assistant.''

The U.S. population is 51 percent female, the same as it was three decades ago. Yet legal and cultural barriers have fallen during that time, creating opportunities for women, experts say.

Women also have become savvy about boosting their income for themselves and their families by recognizing the value of advanced degrees, Jones-DeWeever says.

Women who work full time earn about 76 percent as much as men, according to the Institute of Women's Policy Research. Women are underrepresented in full-time faculty jobs, particularly in fields such as physical sciences, engineering, and math.

''We clearly have a long way to go,'' says Van Ummersen, vice president for the council's Center for Effective Leadership. She says some universities are replacing retiring professors, giving women a chance to move into tenured positions.

The enrollment of men in professional degree programs is declining.

''There's every reason to celebrate the success of women. And one has to be concerned about what's happening with men,'' says Russ Whitehurst, director of the Institute of Education Sciences, a research arm of the Education Department.

Researchers say that men, for different reasons, are not enrolling in or completing college programs with the same urgency as women.

One reason is a failure by schools to teach boys well at an early age, leading to frustration by high school. A second is a recognition by young men that they can land, if only temporarily, some decent-paying jobs without a college degree.

Boys need to have their aspirations raised just as girls have, says Tom Mortenson, senior scholar for the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education. By middle school, he says, many boys are tuning out, and the problem is only getting worse.

''Women have been making educational progress, and the men are stuck,'' he says. ''They haven't just fallen behind women. They have fallen behind changes in the job market.''
Main / LIVE THREAD: Duke Lacrosse Grand Jury
Apr 26, 2006, 10:35 AM
Quote from: "S.I.G.E."
from this offensive website:

This site serves as a watchdog, information hub, and activism vehicle to ensure this young woman receives the justice she deserves. (It is our position both women were victims of a hate crime.)
Quote from: "The Biscuit Queen"
She told me had I gotten defensive, she would have ripped me apart.

No way I could accept an apology after an arrogant comment like that.
Main / Free Rantings!
Jan 12, 2006, 09:47 AM

Do you still have your website to buy Rantings from directly? Link?

Main / Free Rantings!
Jan 11, 2006, 12:53 PM
Quote from: "ThePatriarch"
Can someone post a link to the page of this book?

Just search "rantings" under books & it will be the first item. Thomas Ellis is the Author. He posts as rantmeister here.

So being under 5'-7" makes you a schmuck. Gotcha
Main / Amber Frey anyone?
Sep 21, 2005, 06:25 PM
And I'm sure Flores will be getting a prompt refund now that we know he's not the baby daddy.  :roll:
Main / A Matter of Degree
Sep 19, 2005, 10:01 AM
Quote from: "lkanneg"
Quote from: "Awakened"
Is there an ignore feature on this board? I don't believe I've seen lkanneg address any of Gonz's posts as of late.

No, I haven't read any of Gonzokid's posts in quite a while, and I have no future plans to do so, since even if he changed his mind and said he *was* actually interested in debating and seriously discussing gender issues with me (which is why I quit reading his posts--he made it clear he wasn't interested in doing so), since I don't read his posts, I'd have no way of knowing that.  Maybe if he started a whole new thread saying he'd changed his mind and he did, I'd catch it that way?  ;)

Nah. I don't buy it.

Looks to me like you're just burying your head in the sand to avoid dealing with members who effectivley expose your cause for what it is. And you've been called out enough by Gonz as it is. Now he is supposed to start a new thread asking you to acknowledge him? Seems odd.
Main / A Matter of Degree
Sep 19, 2005, 08:22 AM
Is there an ignore feature on this board? I don't believe I've seen lkanneg address any of Gonz's posts as of late.
Quote from: "lkanneg"
Quote from: "Awakened"
Quote from: "lkanneg"
Quote from: "Russ2d"
It is a fucking disgrace, and makes me wonder if there is anything worth saving in this culture at all

No, definitely not.  I'd recommend you move.   :D

Yea, there's nothing like kicking a man out of the house he built for you, huh princess?

;) I'd NEVER kick anybody out.  However, I see no reason to stand in the way of anybody who wants to go.  Don't let the door hit you in the *ss on the way out.

Easy for you to say.