Chapter 8: The Wellesley Report
In her book, Who Stole Feminism?, Dr. Christina Hoff Sommers shares how she did a bit of reconnaissance work on the studies and the veracity of their conclusions.
In talking with my brother today about the professor-student interactions in university classes, I told him that in the majority of my English classes, female students spoke more and asked more questions. In comparison, he noted that in his Business classes, male students did most of the talking.
The previous studies conducted by AAUW and Wellesley highlight the trend that male students in their adolescent years speak up more in class that female students. Nonetheless, more women are attending college than men these days and are less likely to drop out. Dr. Sommers brings up the point that in comparison to other countries, American students are being outperformed in almost all subject areas.
Who thinks we should stop wasting tax payer dollars on Gender Equity Acts and the gender experts hired to implement the legislation? All in favor of using taxes to promote true educational achievement - say "aye!"