I already brought you one sad story about the decline of men under the feminist-backed mainstream culture that has taken hold over the last 30-50 years. Now, let me bring you another! Yes, it’s a feelgood Thursday morning here at TheRalphRetort.com. Aren’t you glad I’m around to bring you some cheer?
OK, I had to crack a couple jokes, because this shit is downright depressing.
The BBC (the British Broadcasting Corporation, not the other BBC, thankfully) is responsible for our current hit…
Women in the UK are now 35% more likely than men to go to university and the gap is widening every year.
A baby girl born in 2016 will be 75% more likely to go to university than a boy, if current trends continue.
The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has published research examining this increasingly polarised gender divide.
And as university remains the gateway to better-paid, more secure jobs, Mary Curnock Cook, head of the Ucas university admissions service, warns that being male could be a new form of disadvantage.
“On current trends, the gap between rich and poor will be eclipsed by the gap between males and females within a decade,” she writes in an introduction to the report.
And she says while there is much focus on social mobility and geographical differences, there is a collective blind spot on the underachievement of young men.
Ms. Cook, who as you can see is sounding the alarm on this issue, notes later in the article that she thinks the growing problem has a lot to do with most UK teachers now being female, whereas in the past, they were mostly male.
Ms Curnock Cook says she is “instinctively convinced” the fall in the proportion of male students is connected to the increasing gender imbalance in the school workforce.
Until the early 1990s, most secondary school teachers were male. This has now completely reversed, with the teaching profession becoming increasingly female.
I can’t say if this is the case or not, but I’ve certainly heard many people talk about the problems presented by male students now being overwhelmingly taught by female instructors. I’m not sure how to fix this, if it is indeed one of the root causes of the decline in the fortunes of young men and boys. But it’s certainly something that should be looked at.
Oh, and here’s another tidbit…
Among white boys from disadvantaged families only about 10% will go to university – the lowest of any social or ethnic group.
Deprived boys from other ethnic backgrounds, such as black and Asian, are much more likely to go to university.
WHITE PRIVILEGE STRIKES AGAIN!
Report author and HEPI director Nick Hillman says: “Nearly everyone seems to have a vague sense that our education system is letting young men down, but there are few detailed studies of the problem and almost no clear policy recommendations on what to do about it.
“Young men are much less likely to enter higher education, are more likely to drop out and are less likely to secure a top degree than women. Yet, aside from initial teacher training, only two higher education institutions currently have a specific target to recruit more male students. That is a serious problem that we need to tackle.”
Yet, the United Kingdom has a cabinet-level Minister for Women and Equalities. Where is the help for men, who are withering on the vine without any appropriate response from the government?
None of the facts I’ve laid out here with the help of this BBC column stops talking head feminists from droning on about the unfairness of the patriarchy every day. I’m in the British state of mind lately, so let’s just call that what it is: bollocks.