**Previously recorded by Phyllis Schlafly // February 2015 **
Yesterday I told you how unhappy college students are because of the new ratio of males to females. Colleges used to have a majority of guys, but today, the average is 57% female and often only 43% male. This new ratio has dramatically restructured social relationships on campus.
The colleges claim they grant admissions based on academic merit, and girls come out of high school with better grades than boys. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they are smarter. This new ratio may be a factor in the various sex scandals that have made news in the last couple of years. So, what’s the solution?
One solution might be to enforce a quota on college admissions, requiring admissions officers to admit half guys and half girls. Another solution might be to stop granting college loans, thereby forcing students to take jobs to pay for their college tuition and eliminate time for parties, perhaps even eliminate time for fraternities and sororities. I went through college while working a full-time manual-labor job and I don’t regret a minute of it; it was a great learning experience.
Another solution would be to reinstate all the men’s sports that have been cancelled by an extremist application of the regulations of Title IX, the federal law whose sole purpose was to prevent discrimination against female students. The feminists have abolished many men’s sports such as wrestling, gymnastics, track, and golf in order to achieve some statistical equality, even though men are far more interested in playing college sports than women. The feminists have abolished these teams in order to limit men’s teams to the number of women who want to play on college teams.
I’ll be glad to hear from my listeners if they have other solutions.