Girls Just Want to Have Cash!

The Pew Research Center has issued a new survey which finds that American women are now more keen to climb the career ladder and bring down big salaries than the guys are. From Pew:

Reversing traditional gender roles, young women now surpass young men in saying that achieving success in a high-paying career or profession is important in their lives. Two-thirds (66%) of young women ages 18 to 34 rate career high on their list of life priorities, compared with 59% of young men. In 1997, 56% of young women and 58% of young men felt the same way.

There has also been an increase over the last 15 years in the share of middle-aged and older women who say being successful in a high-paying career or profession is "one of the most important things" or "very important" in their lives. Today, about the same share of women and men ages 35 to 64 share this view.

Colleges have been enrolling lower percentages of males relative to females for a while now. The current ratio hovers around 60/40. So guys, even if you don't see how a college education will help you with your downsized career plans, given these new survey results you might want to consider enrolling as a way to acquire an MR degree.

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  • $öç íñδ√ Sparky||

    I think guys are perfectly happy to be kept and let the women do the work so they can stay home with the video games. The problem is, women are becoming even more shrill in complaining how they can't find a good man anymore.

  • Loki||

    The problem is, women are becoming even more shrill in complaining how they can't find a good man anymore.

    Which is ironic considering it's largely thanks to women complaining about being "shortchanged" in the workplace, and why can't we have carerrs too etc., etc. that we now a whole generation of irresponsible, effiminate, infantile man-boys who just want to stay home all day and play video games.

  • Loki||

    *careers ... have a whole generation

    /typing fail

  • ||

    who just want to stay home all day and play video games.

    You do not know what it means to be a man.

    Combined with internet porn, video games provide the two things that are most male.

    killing others and promiscuous sex.

    The fact that these two activities are now risk free is probably a good thing.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Yeah, I was just going to say, how much money do you need for some beer and an internet connection.

  • SOFL Hockey Fan||

    Surveys are often suspect to me. They rely on how a person interprets a question and how they perceive themselves, which is often very different from reality.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I'm so glad I went to college with this ratio rather than the ratio of the 70's.

  • ||

    Career women don't have babies.

    Non-existent babies do not inherent genes/culture of career women.

    In 20-40 years there will be less career oriented women.

  • Paul.||

    "We can't have a child right now... not with the market the way it is..."

  • Paul.||

    "The Pew Research Center has issued a new survey which finds that American women are now more keen to climb the career ladder and bring down big salaries than the guys are. something we've known for a long-assed time."

    Fixed.

  • Charlotte Falcon||

    "Colleges have been enrolling lower percentages of males relative to females for a while now. The current ratio hovers around 60/40."

    What's the ratio in real marketable degrees?

  • Truculent Resistor||

    I was told during a "diversity" seminar that the pool of electrical engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians, which are the primary group of professional level people my organization hires, is 85% white males. Yet, the same lecturer in his next sentence went on to say that the ratios of our professional staff is equal to or better than that of the general public...but we had to do better.

    WTF! We hire from a pool that is 85% white males and achieve the "correct" result, yet the same douche started out the secession about making sure that anyone complaining about "reverse" discrimination would be shouted down.

    Diversity is a synonym for quota.

  • دردشه عراقية||

    Thanks

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