On Monday, UCAS published its figures on university admissions and the main story was that white teenagers (especially boys) were less likely to go to university than black teenagers especially boys.
Buried away was the fact that "Gender remains one of the biggest factors in application rates, with females remaining substantially more likely to apply. In 2012 in England, 49% (40% in 2007) of women
applied compared with 38% (31% in 2006) of men."
Roughly for every seven applications, four are from girls and three are for boys - an actual gap in 2012 of 29%.
This is an issue this site keep turning to (here and here) and still the silence from politicians, the government equalities office, department for education etc is deafening. Not a word from the Minister for Equalities - she thinks men-only golf clubs are more of an equalities issue.
It is why there are now more and more women earning more than men in their household, or when they are in their 20's and why more men are unemployed than women.
Reverse the genders (The Lyndon Concept) and there would be hell to pay - more attention is on the number of women in the boardroom or the cabinet or golf clubs.
If ever there was a need for a responsible men's equality organisation this is the reason.
Posted by Skimmington