If you haven’t heard, American females are living a real-life version of Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale.
The book (which is currently a TV series) is about a dystopian future where women are subjected to cruel control over their bodies and reproduction, future, education, and the like. Naturally, that evil Patriarchy is to blame for all the horror.
Since President Trump took office, Progressives and the p***y hat-wearing chicks among them are comparing life in 2017 to this work. Each instance is a costumed spectacle of hysteria.
Thankfully, American women do not live under some oppressive regime. We are some of the freest and most blessed individuals on the planet. So it’s enjoyable when facts and figures prove that systemic oppression is not holding American women back and they, in fact, are succeeding.
Recently, the Council of Graduate Schools released their report on enrollment and degrees, and women are surpassing men overall.
— AEI (@AEI) November 18, 2017
From the American Enterprise Institute:
Of the 78,744 doctoral degrees awarded in 2016…women earned 40,407 of those degrees and 52.1% of the total, compared to 37,145 degrees awarded to men who earned 47.9% of the total. Women have now earned a majority of doctoral degrees in each academic year since 2009. Previously, women started earning a majority of associate’s degrees for the first time in 1978, a majority of master’s degrees in 1981, and a majority of bachelor’s degrees in 1982 according to the Department of Education. Therefore, 2009 marked the year when men officially became the “second sex” in higher education by earning a minority of college degrees at all college levels from associate’s degrees to doctoral degrees.
…the gender disparity in favor of females is significant – women earned 57.4% of all master’s degrees in 2016, which would also mean that women earned nearly 135 master’s degrees last year for every 100 degrees earned by men. Like for doctoral degrees, women outnumbered men in the same 7 out of the 11 fields of graduate study and in some of those fields the gender disparity was huge. For example, women earned nearly 400 master’s degrees in health sciences for every 100 men, more than 350 master’s degrees in public administration for every 100 men and more than 300 master’s degrees in education for every 100 men.
You go, girl.
One concept that is difficult for too many on the Left to grasp is that equality of opportunity does not automatically result in equality of outcome. Educational and career choices especially show this to be true. When you factor personal decisions into life and why there are more men than women (or vice versa) in a given field or area, that supposed oppression disappears under the weight of truth.
Such is the case with this study. More women than men enrolled in and obtaining degrees from graduate school? For nine years and counting? Any attempts to connect The Handmaid’s Tale to modern American life looks desperate (not to mention entirely false) in light of cold, hard facts such as these.
Despite data, the cries of inequality still pervade the landscape since more men than women pursue degrees in STEM fields. While the facts prove that women are not kept from graduate school in any way whatsoever, this imbalance is used to somehow make a case for gender disparity and an uneven playing field.
I’m not entirely sure how feminists would square dominating 7 out of 11 graduate fields of study with their constant claims of gender injustice, but believe me, they’ll always make the sad attempt.