Tim4693 Wrote:
Jul 28, 2012 12:01 AM
Not content with diminishing male opportunities in atheletics, the Department of Education is preparing regulations to apply Title IX to address the paucity of women in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. This is based on statistical disparities and the assumption that women should be represented in these fields in the same proportion as their percentage in society (50%+). The only "discrimination" that is occurring is women's choices and preferences for other fields of study - the women that graduate in STEM fields do very well. Nevertheless, the government will reduce opportunities for men in a field where they excel to fix a problem that only exists when statisticians ignore gender preferences.