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Posted: 6/4/2008 6:38:12 AM EST
I just got my alumni magazine in the mail from WPI. The issue is titled "The Women of WPI." No its not a centerfold. Its an issue celebrating 40 years of becoming a coeducational university, highliting the success of women graduates.

My question is, what about the men? If its a coeducational univeristy, should the success and accomplishments of all students be celebrated. Funny how that gets lost in the celebration of women. Instead the focus is just on successfull women.

The truth is the enrollment of men in science and engineering programs is declining at the expense of women and foreign students who do not always stay. We are reaping what we sow, discouraging a generation of boys not to persue careers in science and engineering. The continued denegration of men and male roles, by modern feminism is having a negative effect on our male children, potentially leading to a lost generation.

To add insult to injury, a whole generation of liberated women have persued their careers at the expense of families planning on eventually having one child and are now finding out that their biological clocks are working against them. There is a whole fertility industry that has evolved catering to successfull women over the age of 35 desperate to have children. Fighting time and biology they are scared and desperate finding that they waited too long and are now infertile. Now in addition to the lost generation of boys, you have the next generation of boys and girls who will never be born.

The three great liberal icons of the twentieth century were socialism, feminism, and multiculturalism. They were destined to change western civilization. They are changing it, by destroying it.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 6:40:31 AM EST
I'll give you an 8/10 on rant structure (excellent multi-pronged rant) but a 1/10 on content.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 6:44:40 AM EST
Sounded more like an observation than a rant to me.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 6:47:35 AM EST
lame.

You are angry that the sex which is under represented in the workplace is getting kudos

Men don't need special highlights for their achievements, because unless you haven't been paying attention, men dominate achievement lists and alumni high lights all the time. Truth is, having the biological burden of birthing and raising babies really kills careers... Despite what feminism has done to give women freedom, there are biological laws that can't be changed.

So let them have one "girl's only" issue, because i'm pretty sure men will outnumber women significantly over the long run in Alumni high lights.

Your sexist rant flying under the banner of "equality" is bullshit.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 6:51:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2008 6:54:30 AM EST by TheCynic]
Worcester Polytechnic Institute?



Class of '99 and '00.



eta: On the rant, it's marketing. "Women, please come to our engineering university so our nerdy male students will have something better to do than stinking up the wedge and LARPing in the quad."
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:14:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By BadassWeakling:
lame.

You are angry that the sex which is under represented in the workplace is getting kudos

Men don't need special highlights for their achievements, because unless you haven't been paying attention, men dominate achievement lists and alumni high lights all the time. Truth is, having the biological burden of birthing and raising babies really kills careers... Despite what feminism has done to give women freedom, there are biological laws that can't be changed.

So let them have one "girl's only" issue, because i'm pretty sure men will outnumber women significantly over the long run in Alumni high lights.

Your sexist rant flying under the banner of "equality" is bullshit.


Did I scratch a raw nerve there????
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:15:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By TheCynic:
Worcester Polytechnic Institute?



Class of '99 and '00.



eta: On the rant, it's marketing. "Women, please come to our engineering university so our nerdy male students will have something better to do than stinking up the wedge and LARPing in the quad."


MS 90
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:24:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By Meadowmuffin:

Originally Posted By BadassWeakling:
lame.

You are angry that the sex which is under represented in the workplace is getting kudos

Men don't need special highlights for their achievements, because unless you haven't been paying attention, men dominate achievement lists and alumni high lights all the time. Truth is, having the biological burden of birthing and raising babies really kills careers... Despite what feminism has done to give women freedom, there are biological laws that can't be changed.

So let them have one "girl's only" issue, because i'm pretty sure men will outnumber women significantly over the long run in Alumni high lights.

Your sexist rant flying under the banner of "equality" is bullshit.


Did I scratch a raw nerve there????


No, your rant just lacks logic and reason. It reeks of the same kind of bullshit like those rants by dudes who complain that there aren't the same amount of resources for men and women who are victims of domestic violence, despite the obvious fact men are rarely victims of domestic violence.

Boo hoo, your college is highlighting female alumns who have done well. I guess I don't see the problem, much less the need for a lame rant. Consult Maddox's "Best Page in the Universe" to learn how a illogical rant is SUPPOSED to be written

maddox.xmission.com/
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:35:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By BadassWeakling:
under represented in the workplace

Liberal talking point/catch phrase.


Originally Posted By BadassWeakling:
Truth is, having the biological burden of birthing and raising babies really kills careers.

Every woman is a single parent?


Originally Posted By BadassWeakling:
So let them have one "girl's only" issue, because i'm pretty sure men will outnumber women significantly over the long run in Alumni high lights.

Could it be that is because men traditionally out-perform women?

So, which is it:

a. women are equal and deserve to be treated equally
b. women are not equal (due to male "rape" which produces a child, institutional sexism, excuses ad infinitum) and need to be protected?

It's really hard to have it both ways, but minority groups of all stripes seem to be able to do it.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:38:43 AM EST
Yup, then those women want to have babies and then put their kids in child care for someone else to raise so they can go back to their career.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:41:51 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:51:12 AM EST
I too like pie........
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:57:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By BadassWeakling:
No, your rant just lacks logic and reason. It reeks of the same kind of bullshit like those rants by dudes who complain that there aren't the same amount of resources for men and women who are victims of domestic violence, despite the obvious fact men are rarely victims of domestic violence.


pubpages.unh.edu/~mas2/ID41E2.pdf


The results in the first part of this paper show that almost a third of the female as well as male students physically assaulted a dating partner in the 12 month study period, and that the most frequent pattern was mutuality in violence, i.e. both were violent, followed by “female-only” violence. Violence by only the male partner was the least frequent pattern according to both male and female participants.


I got a lot more studies I can link to corroborate that fact. Just because men don't report domestic violence DOESN'T mean it doesn't happen. Just like a woman not reporting a rape was still raped.

Plus, the OP has a point. It's not a matter of kudos, but that that stuff leads to preferential treatment. In the business unit I used to work with, during proposals I heard the term "woman owned business" thrown out quite a bit, so I asked a senior guy what the deal was. Turns out there are monetary incentives, tax incentives, and what a common sense person would call preferential considerations given, based solely on whether the contract utilized resources of external companies that have women as the president. That is complete and utter BS. The genitalia of a comapny's CEO should have zero bearing on these things, but of course it does...

Wow...a Maddox link. 2003 called, they want their fad back.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 8:12:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2008 8:17:04 AM EST by Meadowmuffin]

Originally Posted By TheCynic:

Originally Posted By BadassWeakling:
under represented in the workplace

Liberal talking point/catch phrase.


Originally Posted By BadassWeakling:
Truth is, having the biological burden of birthing and raising babies really kills careers.

Every woman is a single parent?


Originally Posted By BadassWeakling:
So let them have one "girl's only" issue, because i'm pretty sure men will outnumber women significantly over the long run in Alumni high lights.

Could it be that is because men traditionally out-perform women?

So, which is it:

a. women are equal and deserve to be treated equally
b. women are not equal (due to male "rape" which produces a child, institutional sexism, excuses ad infinitum) and need to be protected?

It's really hard to have it both ways, but minority groups of all stripes seem to be able to do it.


+1, Thanks TheCynic your response was much more elegent and too the point than mine would have been. My long term concern is that this is leading to reverse descrimination through government policy and the law. The double standard in family court is alreay painfully evident. Sorry two wrongs dont make a right. Are you seeking equality or payback? It increasingly looks like payback. So you are now denying the ability of men to defend their rights?????? Sorry your double standard holds no water. Its full of platitudes, cliches, and inuendos.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 1:21:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2008 1:21:30 PM EST by Meadowmuffin]
An then came the thunderous silence. Things must be busy over at DU and Daily Koz.
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