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Why do women get more university places?

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Why bother with a post grad? Are they even worth it? Have your say! 26-10-2016

    (Original post by Erebor)
    Boys are different to girls. They are more physical, they love challenge, competition, they question, they take things apart, they fight for the top spot .... you won't get the best out of them by treating them as girls.
    TIL girls are not competitive, they don't question, they hate challenge and don't like being first.

    (Original post by Erebor)
    I would bring back far more physical activity in schools, far more competitive sports (none of that everyone gets a medal for showing up ********), comic books could be used for reading, everything and anything that encourages competition/originality/individuality and discourages mediocrity or just cruising through school as part of a brainwashed, regurgitating mass of zombies.
    Apparently boys need physical activity in order to motivate themselves in an academic setting. And they need pictures to go with the words they are reading because solid text doesn't promote 'creativity'.

    There is a very interesting study that suggests many boys are being left behind because they waste their time playing video games rather than studying. Girls play a lot less video games on average. Because at the end of the day, the system may be better suited to girls, but the system hasn't really changed that much. What has changed is that it's more common for girls to go to uni now, and other external stimulus such as video games have popped up.

    And finally I just want to add that it's not always the school's fault. If the guys want to be rebels if they don't care about school, that attitude is the parents' fault as much, if not more, than the schools'. And if there is some sort of sexism going the other way (such as more female teachers so on average in schools girls are preferred) then do something. Don't whine about it saying boohoo boys are being left behind. I once had a female teacher like that. I went home and ranted to my parents and you bet they went to that teacher and made her feel small.

    (Original post by Dodgypirate)

    It's simple really, there's a gender gap that has been overlooked.

    Hopefully Feminists will make a scene about this since Feminism is there to help both sexes.
    The barriers have fallen, so they apply. Get over it.
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