NCFM Adviser Gordon Finley, Ph.D, Restore equality for boys, men

January 7, 2017
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Restore equality for boys, men

by Gordon E. Finley, Ph.D.

I hope that the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump will act immediately to restore equal justice, equal rights and equal opportunity to those whom the Obama administration has denied all these things — boys, men and fathers. An excellent starting point would be the Department of Education, which will be under his direct administrative control (“Donald Trump and Bill Gates find common ground,” Web, Dec. 28).

One simple statistic illustrates the problem of the boy/man crisis in education. In the 1960s about 60 percent of the degrees in higher education were awarded to men. Now, at the end of the Obama administration, about 60 percent of the degrees in higher education are awarded to women.

There are numerous reasons why this crisis has emerged, but many can be laid at the feet of radical feminism and its chief social control mechanism: political correctness. One of the most egregious causes of this educational crisis emanated from President Obama’s Office of Civil Rights in his Department of Education.

In yet another false narrative, Mr. Obama declared on national television that there was a rape crisis on college campuses and that to solve it, college men accused of sexual assault must be denied due process, tried in campus kangaroo courts and have their futures ruined. If colleges and universities did not comply, they were threatened with the loss of federal funding.

Equal justice under law (the words inscribed above the entrance to the U.S. Supreme Court) can be restored by rescinding Mr. Obama’s policy and changing personnel. I urge the Trump administration to reverse Mr. Obama’s course and provide encouragement, support and funds to give boys and men an equal opportunity to achieve an education, from kindergarten through advanced degrees.

Also, in my view, what all current employees of the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Education need to hear on Jan. 20 is this: “You’re fired!”

GORDON E. FINLEY

Professor of psychology emeritus

Florida International University

Miami

The letter above was published in The Washington Times on Tuesday January 3, 2017.

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One Response to NCFM Adviser Gordon Finley, Ph.D, Restore equality for boys, men

  1. Edward Corrigan on April 30, 2017 at 10:20 PM

    This has gotten out of hand with the demonizing men for being born male. In my personal experience woman have taken the privileged of their gender to extreme measures, whenever possible. We as male have to defend ourselves without any support from a government or a justice system that will never question the confession of a woman accuser. and yet it seems more often than not we are punished for things we have never done. I’m sure there are a lot of males sitting in prison these days wondering what happened.

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