November 16, 2002
WHY COLLEGES ARE SHORT ON MALES: It's a "hostile environment" for men:
However, there is another, unacknowledged reason why some males don't go to collegeórampant anti-male feminism has made college campuses a place where many males feel unwanted and unwelcome. To use a feminist term, our universities have become "hostile environments" for young men.
There are some first-person accounts.
UPDATE: Reader Melissa Davis writes:
I agree with the young man who wrote this piece. Women who witness this sort of hostility should try and speak up in defense of the men who are its target. I tried every now and then in college, but it was hard. But we owe it to them. Kind men stood have stood up for women in similarly hostile situations in the past. Perhaps not enough of them did. Maybe at some point parity will be reached. I can dream, can't I?
Don't give up.