August 24th, 2004

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How the B.A. Gap Widens the Chasm Between Men and Women by Andrew Hacker

Heard about this study on the radio yesterday, and I think it's really fascinating.

It's a long article, but I think it's worth it.
Sometimes, a single statistic tells a historic story. One of my favorites is that, last year, women were awarded 57 percent of all bachelor's degrees. In 1960, a not-so-distant past, their share was 35 percent. By 1980, the recipients were equally matched by sex.

What no one foresaw was that women's presence on campuses would continue to grow. In the 2002 processions, for every 100 women there were only 75 men. The U.S. Department of Education estimates there will be even fewer men this year, not only in percentage terms but also in absolute numbers.

That imbalance is already having an impact, and not only on campuses. The fallout is being felt in the larger society and in intimate relations. After all, a B.A. has become the nation's principal credential for professional positions, as well as an emblem of class and social standing. While it is not something we say openly, B.A.'s seldom consort with non-B.A.'s.

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JLA ponderings

So Lois is married to Superman... or is she married to Clark? How does that work?

And speaking of alter egos, take Bats and Diana. Like Lois and Supes, he has a secret identity, she doesn't. Say they decided to hook up, what's less problematic: to be a couple as Diana and Bruce Wayne (and have people start wondering about a connection between Bruce Wayne and the Justice League) or as Diana and Batman (and have to maintain the Bruce Wayne persona as the womanizing playboy on the side)?

These are the kinds of things I think about when I'm driving between Stockton and Oakley twice a day.

Well, and I think about the driving, of course. Unhuh.

Actually I figure if I just keep posting about this stuff, sjhw_tolerance will eventually write me B/D fic.
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New icon!

Yes, it's JL, and yes, it's a sickness ;)

Thanks to kismatt for the beauty-ful screencaps from Hawk & Dove
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