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gow488 August 8th, 2016 7:29pm

57% of current college students are female. Should colleges use affirmative action to make the gender gap between men and women smaller?

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Obsideon Orbiting Earth
08/09/16 5:13 pm

I say let people sort it out altogether. Get rid of affirmative action and the numbers will even themselves out

Obsideon Orbiting Earth
08/09/16 5:18 pm

I believe the imbalance is due to affirmative action helping everyone get into college except for white males (affirmative action actually does help women, and bonus points if minority)

Obsideon Orbiting Earth
08/09/16 5:22 pm

It is also disadvantageous to Asian students as well.

I believe it is a terrible idea to limit our country's potential by putting quotas on which type of people can go to college.

Confucius Cage free No antibiotics
08/09/16 4:53 pm

If guys want to piss away their formal education, let them. McDonald's always needs new workers.

xzach next door to you
08/09/16 10:57 am

Considering there are more women than men why would they do that? The numbers don't seem out of line. If you are comparing it to race, which takes into account other social factors affirmative action may have its place in some situations but should not be applied to all.

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
08/09/16 10:49 am

No, and I'm sort of glad this is an issue because no one will call me a sexist for saying this... Guys are pretty lazy and unfocused at that age, much more than women. That explains why many don't go.

suppressedID hope despite the times
08/08/16 8:01 pm

Oh, to be a man on campus....

08/08/16 8:09 pm

If you're making the implication I think you are, things aren't exactly like that

08/08/16 8:16 pm

Don't get me wrong, it can and does happen. I'm just saying it isn't the universal, non stop orgy the implication implies. Partial would likely be accurate though lol

CdtLJM New Jersey
08/08/16 6:05 pm

I feel like wealth should be the biggest factor in any affirmative action like policy

allswel Minnesota
08/08/16 1:47 pm

The question shows a lack of understanding of the purpose of affirmative action.

You would need to cite the cause of this disparity.

badattitude no place like home
08/08/16 2:23 pm

Do we need to cite the cause of the disparity between blacks and Asians in order to give preference to blacks? If a black person grew up in a black family of Doctors, should that child be given preference over an Asian from the rice patties?

allswel Minnesota
08/08/16 2:47 pm

Your comment shows a lack of understanding of affirmative action.

You are making up a hypothetical specific example to counter a broad program and your example is not germaine to either the purpose, or the actual workings of affirmative action.

badattitude no place like home
09/13/16 5:10 pm

You're not answering my question. You're deflection is obvious. I understand just fine. Why can't you see my point? Or is it all black and white for you. Because I'm actually thinking about needs of the student. Not just black and white. You just want to put a label on everyone.

GrandMaster New York
08/08/16 1:14 pm

You may get some death threats by this!😂

17millionTwats Leeds, UK
08/08/16 1:20 pm

Haha its okay I'm in the UK they can't get me here...
*sees news about BLM protests in England*

political Georgia
08/08/16 12:44 pm

Hahaha! I bet feminists would love that...

Wino I need a drink
08/08/16 8:28 pm

I would. Feminist are for equality.

political Georgia
08/08/16 8:30 pm

Quit lying.

gow488 Seoul, KR
08/08/16 12:33 pm

Colleges shouldn't use affirmative action.

AmericanHero Oregon
08/08/16 12:32 pm

Affirmative action is retarded.