Friday News: All American Boy; Gender gap in college; First female ref in the NFL approaching
The comments are tender from the person who says that this video was a true representation of his own love story and he didn’t have to change the gender or pronouns in the song to make it his to critical “He’s super hot but that does little to change the fact that it’s still country music.” HA!
As the new season swiftly approaches there hasn’t been anyone in the NFL who came out, although a well known NBA veteran did. But perhaps a new boundary will be crossed if 39 year old Sarah Thomas becomes the first permanent female official next year. There is no physical reason why a woman couldn’t do the NFL reffing job. It might be the closest a woman might ever get to the NFL field.
“Of the 3.2 million youth age 16 to 24 who graduated from high school between January and October 2012, about 2.1 million (66.2 percent) were enrolled in college in October. For 2012 graduates, the college enrollment rate was 71.3 percent for young women and 61.3 percent for young men.
[labor force participation rate (the proportion of the population working or looking for work)] for male and female graduates enrolled in college were 34.4 and 41.6 percent, respectively.
There are no hard and fast answers for the male decline. Some assert that the result is because males are moving toward more trade oriented work right out of high school but overall employment, either post high school or post secondary school.
Another theory is that boys are not finishing high school at the same rates that women are so the problem starts even earlier.
Despite this, women still earn 79 percent of the weekly salary their male counterpart does.
The two males responded that she should get back into the kitchen and get herself raped. This prompted the husband to write the blog post for flygirlgamers.com wherein he called out male players for their ignorance and disgusting behavior. The post has gotten a lot of play so hopefully it goes beyond flygirlgamers to the mainstream game playing world.
The point is that there shouldn’t BE a time when a female gamer has to be subjected to that kind of vitrol and smack talking for no other reason than she logged on…and she has a vagina. It should never be that the answer to getting bested by a female gamer is to tell her to get back into the kitchen or worst yet: get raped. Female gamers just like any other gamer should be able to enjoy the experience of gaming without feeling uncomfortable. Without being subjected to misogynistic taunts for no other reason than she logs on! Now I know what many of you apologists are going to say to that:” man that’s just how gaming is, we trash talk, it’s not personal.””
In light of what I suspect will be an increasing economic disparity between men and women, I would envision that there will be a period of time when male response to female independence will be to engage in more shows of attempted sexual dominance. In other words, I expect this male behavior in game play and out to get worse rather than better in the near term.