"Affirmative Action for Boys"

From the NYT "The New Math on Campus":

"Thanks to simple laws of supply and demand, it is often the women who must assert themselves romantically or be left alone on Valentine’s Day, staring down a George Clooney movie over a half-empty pizza box."

So I also blab on and on about how I think college admissions should be racially blind...but what about gender blind?  Does a higher girl to boy ratio have potentially detrimental effects for students' health *health of boy-crazed girls* and safety (it's a bit of a slippery slope argument)?  Should schools try to promote a narrower gender gap?  Or does this once again introduce overzealousness of Admissions Departments to create a "balanced class" and thus unfairness in the admissions process?
"But still. 'It causes girls to overanalyze everything — text messages, sideways glances, conversations,' said Margaret Cheatham Williams, a junior at North Carolina. 'Girls will sit there with their friends for 15 minutes trying to figure out what punctuation to use in a text message.'"
Really?!?  Never.
Too bad I didn't go to an Engineering School...

Check out Marginal Revolution post, too.

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