“At the close of the 2020-21 academic year, #women made up 59.5% of college students, an all-time high, and men 40.5%.”
“U.S. colleges and #universities had 1.5 million fewer students compared with five years ago, and men accounted for 71% of the decline.”
“This #educationgap, which holds at both two- and four-year colleges, has been slowly widening for 40 years.”
“After six years of college, 65% of women in the U.S. who started a four-year university in 2012 received diplomas by 2018 compared with 59% of #men during the same period.”
“In the next few years, two women will earn a #college degree for every man, if the trend continues.”
“The silence of the marchers and protesters, the petitioners and kneelers, is deafening. Is #Afghanistan too far away? Are Afghan #women not deserving of our sympathies? Or is the #Taliban, unlike Trump, the wrong type of enemy? British #feminists have grown so used to talking about the make-believe oppression apparently experienced by privileged women with media careers and vast salaries, or the pathetic non-issue of socially inadequate young men wolf-whistling on street corners, that they are now unable to recognise real oppression when it stares them in the face. At least, that’s one explanation. The other is that #woke activists are so fearful of being associated with any whiff of Islamophobia that they cannot bring themselves to condemn the atrocities now being confronted by Afghan women.”
🔬 Some notable exceptions to that global trend:
In the 🇺🇸 #USA, the influence of income has vanished, and support depends solely (and strongly!) on education (highly educated ↔ leftist).
🇵🇹 #Portugal hasn’t changed like the other countries: there the Right is still supported mostly by educated (and rich) voters. (NB: in the 50’s and 60’s, Portugal was a dictatorship).
🇮🇹 #Italy is the rare case where leftist parties ended up being the parties of the richest segment of the population. I wouldn’t read too much into this, though, as the political landscape there during the last decade or two has been a populist mess.
🇪🇸 #Spain is the country where education and income tell you the least about political preferences! There’s still the secular correlation “high income ↔ right wing”, but it’s very weak today. (NB: in the 50’s and 60’s, Spain was also a dictatorship).
Half a century ago, the Left appealed mostly to the poor and uneducated, and the Right to the rich and educated.
Nowadays, supporting leftist parties still correlates with lower income (and supporting the Right with higher income), although that link has weakened.
What’s most interesting is that correlation along the “education” axis has reversed: today, it is mostly educated people supporting the Left, and uneducated people supporting the Right.
#Pocket articles read while waiting in the queue to get my second dose, no. 9:
#Pocket articles read while waiting in the queue to get my second dose, no. 7:
#Pocket articles read while waiting in the queue to get my second dose, no. 3:
#Pocket articles read while waiting in the queue to get my second dose, no. 1:
Gradually I came to realise that characterisation is problematic for three reasons:
I now think that the ratio personal freedom vs economic freedom better categorises Left vs. Right (cf #NolanChart). I like to think of those two dimensions as “#freedom to do what you please with your body” (food, drugs, euthanasia, suicide, sex, read, speech, thought, association, religion) and “freedom to do what you please with your property” (save, invest, buy, sell, donate, build, trade, settle).
My only objection: I would boost #Matrix (ie, #Element, #Riot) and fully recommend it, and penalise #Threema and discard it, based on their respective results under the section “are the #app and server completely #opensource?” — I think that’s paramount!
I’ve been on a mission, for a few years now, to read the top twenty or so most important, most influential works of world #literature. Fiction top ten, plus non-fiction top ten. Because the meta-ranking I use as a reference updates regularly with new rankings published and with slight improvements to the algorithm, in going through the list I’m actually getting closer to reading the top forty books.
Each (short) episode would focus on one book: I would share my review, read some passages I highlighted, and my explain why the book is (or isn’t) that important and how it affected me personally.
«Contra la concesión de #indultos a los condenados por sedición en Cataluña, en apoyo al Poder Judicial, atacado por el Gobierno Sánchez, y en defensa de la igualdad ante la ley de todos los españoles, sin excepción.
Consideramos muy graves los ataques del Gobierno y de los partidos que lo apoyan -incluidos los separatistas empeñados en destruir la Nación-, a la división de poderes y a la igualdad ante la ley, indispensables en cualquier verdadera democracia. Vemos con alarma el progresivo desmantelamiento de funciones del Estado, reducido a mero soporte de un Gobierno irresponsable y sectario que pretende suspender la Constitución por la vía de los hechos consumados.
No pensamos tolerar pasivamente la conversión del chantaje en procedimiento político “normal”, como sucedería con la concesión de indultos a golpistas condenados que han manifestado su intención expresa de reincidir, burlando expresamente los informes contrarios del Tribunal Supremo y de la Fiscalía del Estado. Esos indultos no tienen otro propósito que conservar la mayoría parlamentaria para mantenerse en La Moncloa a cualquier precio.
Rechazamos la “normalización” de la injusticia, del vaciado de la Constitución y de los ataques a la unidad de la nación española y al Estado de derecho. Por todas estas razones, creemos llegada la hora de que la sociedad civil salga a la calle a manifestar su rechazo de la deriva política antidemocrática impuesta por quienes tienen la obligación de defender la Constitución y unión de la Nación española.»
Technologist, Spaniard, male, 40
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