A recent story highlights the increasing polarisation of degree subjects, with a huge rise in subjects dominated by women and continued domination by men in the subjects you’d expect. The most disturbing statistic concerns those from poorer backgrounds: Men from such backgrounds are 50% less likely to go to university than women are.
I’d be interested to here the thoughts of FP readers on this.
NOTE: The story has a very annoying MEN ARE IN TROUBLE AND THE FEMINISTS DON’T CARE AT ALL tone. This pisses me off too. But I do think the issues raised by it are still worthy of discussion.
UPDATE: The story may be entirely untrustworthy. Its photo caption reads “Along with psychology, history, philosophy, English and biology, law is a subject heavily dominated by female students”. Huh???