Gender and Education
Will there always be inequality between men and women? Women have made many strides over the years in their fight for equality, from obtaining the right to vote, to the Title IX enactment ensuring equal money for women's sports in college. Unfortunately, though there are some areas where there are still inequalities, such as men getting paid and promoted more than women. There is one area, however, where women are surpassing men - education.
More women than men are going into college and graduating from college with a Bachelor's degree or other higher degree. In fact, women even earn higher grades. The gap is especially wide between men and women in college in lower and middle class families. What is it that has led more women into college? Is it because they need to work harder to achieve and surpass men in the corporate world? Either way, men are being left behind when it comes to higher education. Studies show that women not only perform better (have higher GPA) but they spend more time studying than their male colleagues.
Women and men have a long history of inequality. Mostly, the inequalities are against women and in favor of men. Recently, though, whether it is due to women being fed up and taking power for their future into their own hands, or perhaps men's superior attitude believing they do not have to try that hard to succeed, women have begun to turn the tables of injustice and inequality. Men really need to work hard and begin to respect and ally with their female colleagues and associates if they want to succeed, as well.