Comments on: Is there an education penalty for women? Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:33:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: Safia Fri, 10 Jan 2014 04:54:50 +0000 Life for women in the West is full of choices, yet resentment about our biology, or towards the perceived wonderful life enjoyed by the opposite sex, continues to dominate our literature.

By: Adviser_cognito Fri, 10 Jan 2014 03:13:36 +0000 of course, try legal notes on Yale University? (please correct my notion memory)…
actually, my recollection is ‘high average performers in classes conducted since start of education for women are posted by them than by m e n…’

or better yet, conduct a new survey…

shalom! mwaHHHHH!

By: f00 Fri, 10 Jan 2014 02:17:10 +0000 “…to mitigate the career setback that inevitably accompanies having children …”

Terrible, kids getting in the way of empowerment and self-actualization like that.

“… expected to be flexible and available in their careers …”

Yeah, just like young men starting their careers. Well, you want to be treated like men, right?

You can’t have it all, girls. Men have known this for ages, and most have dealt with it fairly well. You can too.

It ain’t the patriarchy that’s getting in the way here, it’s biology.

By: Adam_S Thu, 09 Jan 2014 23:52:58 +0000 Interesting article, but it doesn’t seem like anything new.

At the risk of having to duck metaphorically to avoid being hit with a blunt object, I don’t really see a problem with this. Or, rather, I’d be intensely interested in what a solution might look like. Mostly because I don’t really see a solution that is anywhere in the realm of realism.

I think there should be some type of focus on the massive (!) inroads that have been made towards reducing gender disparity in developed nations. This article focuses on Econ PhD students, in which the percentage of women has (apparently) declined. To someone who is unaware, this completely hides the fact that women are earning higher ed degrees in larger numbers than men. This fact bodes very well for women one or two generations down the line. Not everything can happen tomorrow, next year, or in a decade.

Put simply, if you’re a women who knows she wants to earn not only a BA but go beyond, she’s either going to have to do some additional planning in her early/mid 20’s, or hurry up n get it done immediately after finishing. If she is smart enough to realize that a BA is good but something more is awesome, she is probably smart enough to solve this issue as well.

By: AlkalineState Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:52:37 +0000 The fact that Grover Norquist now calls himself an ‘economist’ pretty much tells you how low that field has sunk. Bad degree = bad career. Most econ majors I know, just use it for pre-law now. A PhD in economics itself would be silly.

By: brotherkenny4 Thu, 09 Jan 2014 19:38:19 +0000 Or maybe they have a soul and find the evil life force sucking work of a JD or MBA to be not worth it. You have to have a certain type of psychopathy to do these jobs and perhaps women just don’t have that.