Saturday, February 6, 2010

Far more women than men go to college, which must mean . . . women are victims, of course!

Far more women than men attend cllege now, but do the forces of political correctness celebrate this achievement?  Of course not.  It's just another way for women to be victims. Here are excerpts from this New York Times article. Why are women the victims? Because for the first time, they need to assume the role men have always assumed -- pursuer.  Funny that men weren't the victims all those years before that.  Please note the suggestion that women are forced to have sex when they don't want to -- the gender imbalance on campus has created a situation where women are perpetually raped -- forced to endure intercourse when they don't want to (and, yes, I know it's not rape -- the forces of political correctness would say it's rape).  Good thing men never have to do things they don't want to do in order to keep a woman happy (like, um, get married).  Newsflash to writers who write this sort of inanity: when women are victims of everything, people naturally conclude they are victims of nothing.


“I was talking to a friend at a bar, and this girl just came up out of nowhere, grabbed him by the wrist, spun him around and took him out to the dance floor and started grinding,” said Kelly Lynch, a junior at North Carolina, recalling a recent experience.

Students interviewed here said they believed their mating rituals reflected those of college students anywhere. But many of them — men and women alike — said that the lopsided population tends to skew behavior.

“A lot of my friends will meet someone and go home for the night and just hope for the best the next morning,” Ms. Lynch said. “They’ll text them and say: ‘I had a great time. Want to hang out next week?’ And they don’t respond.”

Even worse, “Girls feel pressured to do more than they’re comfortable with, to lock it down,” Ms. Lynch said.
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“On college campuses where there are far more women than men, men have all the power to control the intensity of sexual and romantic relationships,” Kathleen A. Bogle, a sociologist at La Salle University in Philadelphia, wrote in an e-mail message.
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“Women do not want to get left out in the cold, so they are competing for men on men’s terms,” she wrote. “This results in more casual hook-up encounters that do not end up leading to more serious romantic relationships. Since college women say they generally want ‘something more’ than just a casual hook-up, women end up losing out.”

W. Keith Campbell, a psychology professor at the University of Georgia, which is 57 percent female, put it this way: “When men have the social power, they create a man’s ideal of relationships,” he said. Translation: more partners, more sex. Commitment? A good first step would be his returning a woman’s Facebook message.

Women on gender-imbalanced campuses are paying a social price for success and, to a degree, are being victimized by men precisely because they have outperformed them, Professor Campbell said.