The New Gender Gap

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This article talks about the educational, environmental, and social gap that has been

created because girls are becoming a bigger part of the world today. It starts out by discussing a class of 2003 that had voted in their high school leaders. Everyone had voted in a male as senior class president. But after taking office, he quickly instructed all of the female members that he was the one calling all of the shots. Once the girls realized they out numbered the boys, they quickly impeached him and voted in a girl as class president. From the beginning of time women have been told they need to do their job, which was bearing children, taking care of the house as well as tending to their husband. That became an education base for teachers. Except this all changed when women took the place of their husband at work while they went off to war in World War I. A movement started to take place. Soon you started to slowly see women working. Mothers, caregivers, and educators began to make girls see that the opportunities for growth was great, and all they had to do was grab it. With each achievement a woman made, others praised them. The drive for women to succeed only became so great that more emphasis has been put on females, which leave the male gender lacking. It is shown there are 133 girls getting their BAS for every 100 boys, a number that is expected to grow to 142 women 100 men by the year 2010. While girls have better grades, are more thorough in their essays, take tougher classes and present better qualifications in an application process, men seem to be declining in the workforce, as well as decreasing their right to vote. It was proven that Presidential votes among men have fallen from 72% to 53%, which is twice the rate of decline among women. Even as girls are eagerly working their way to the honor roll at graduation, boys are more likely to be bulking up in weight rooms, playing games such as...
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