Started by scarbo, May 27, 2009, 02:42 PM
"I'm not sure we really need another student organization that focuses on pre-professional development for men," Pan said, noting that, in just the area of business, there were five or six students groups that were gender-neutral.
But Scoggin, who is close friends with Saltarelli, said she joined after learning more about the group's aims and after she felt assured that the organization would not pursue a sexist agenda.
My daughter and I were talking about the uselessness of many B.A's. Her friend got into a highly competitive and quite costly communications program only to be making 30K as a camera person; another took women's studies and all she got was lesbianism, another majored in art history...useless useless useless etc.I think the problem with universities is they spend much of their curriculum in useless subjects. Women's studies gets a lot of play here much there are vast numbers of useless majors. Perhaps boys have figured it out that most of the courses are I'll say it again: Useless . Unless you're studying in the medical, computer, or engineering field I can't think of many things that university offers that is lucrative compared to tuition fees.
Jessica Pan, president of Women in Business and a fourth-year student, questioned whether Men in Power's goals were being met by existing student groups.Of course she'd question it. It dips into her area of preferential status!
(associate dean of students and the director of student activities, Sharlene)Holly said she expected to approve the organization's application this week. As a registered student organization, Men in Power could then apply for event funding.
There are a lot of people who seem to buy into the "wage gap" myth. I understand that those who state it may honestly BELIEVE it to be so, because it has been repeated ad infinitum - but it's a myth. Allow me to help out:Here is a WOMEN's forum that debunks the myth:http://www.iwf.org/iwfmedia/show/18729.htmlHere is John Stossel from 20/20 on the subject:www.youtube.com/watch?v=Scp7s3vqTpwAnd here is Warren Farrel who used to be on the NY NOW (National Organization for Women) Board of directors:www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtjaBQMog0QThese are hardly misogynists nor fringe advocacy groups with an axe to grind.The reason it persists is that it's a great political tool for advocacy groups using victim politics to advance their agenda.---------------------------------What needs to be emphasized is that as of this year almost 60% of graduates from U.S. colleges are WOMEN. And still, as was mentioned in the article, there are numerous women's advocacy groups on the college - and they "can't see" why a men's group should be formed.Notice they did not offer to disband THEIR groups or to become "gender neutral" - and that is telling in their mindset as to equality.-----------------------------When women were being failed by our education system a set of reports came out in the late 80's and early 90's that showed this.Women's group, rightfully so, cried out that we needed to tailor our education to meet girls'/women's learning styles and for women's groups to be set up to help girls out.Now that boys/men are falling behind it's a shattering and hateful attitude that "something is wrong with boys - why won't / can't they learn". If you ever think that feminist groups are about equality - just look at the reactions from the women's "equality" advocacy groups in this one article to their reaction to men forming a group to help men and boys in education. It's not a helpful, nurturing, nor positive reaction - it's bigotry in "concerned" voice.I hope I added to the discussion.L. Steven Beene IIAlaska
They should start with men, cover the issues in a "safe space" (sorry, ladies, borrowing from your tactics) and then see if they want to include women later.
Quote from: scarbo on May 29, 2009, 09:18 AM They should start with men, cover the issues in a "safe space" (sorry, ladies, borrowing from your tactics) and then see if they want to include women later.What's the practical difference between the term "safe space" whenever used by womans advocates, and Private Club? Other than an assumption of where "operational" finances come from of course.