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Why Boys Fail by Richard WHITMIRE

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CHAPTER 7Impediments to a Solution: The Ideological Stalemate

 

IN MY YEARS as an editorial writer with USA Today, some of the most pleasant people I dealt with represented the major feminist groups: Kim Gandy from the National Organization for Women, Marcia Greenberger from the National Women’s Law Center, and Emily Martin of the ACLU Women’s Rights Project. Unfailingly, they were helpful, smart, and insightful. When it came to the issue of boys falling behind, however, some would write the most puzzling things. Gandy once wrote an op-ed for USA Today arguing that women dominating college campuses will trigger a conspiracy by males to diminish the value of a college degree. Wrote Gandy, “Dominant groups find ways to protect their members.”

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