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Anything you have bookmarked over the last few years regarding this issue would be useful.

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I’ve been getting quite a few emails from students asking very similar questions, although the very similar questions are about rather different issues, over the last few months. I bet I’m not the only blogger getting them, either.

Obviously this is an approach that somebody is recommending to you, but can I tell you what it feels like to me? It feels like you are asking me to do your homework. That’s not what tertiary education is supposed to be training you to do.

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Why don't feminists question the social reasons behind men not choosing to enroll with colleges? | Yahoo Answers

Feminists pursue the interests of women only, NOT EQUALITY. You can see this here where one True feminist refuses to answer the question, then puts the burden on MRA's. It doesn't suit feminists to support the rights of men when called for. But it suits them perfectly to pay mere lip service to equality at other times, i.e. when gaining public support and funding.
If feminists are truly in favor of equality, then they must share the burden of supporting women's AND men's rights. This doesn't take any great level of intelligence to figure out.

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Why does there seem to be so many Feminist questions on G+WS? | Yahoo Answers

Think of it this way...
Gender study itself is a pretty neutral field: "Currently, this is how the genders act toward one another". It's straightforward, objective, and requires nothing more than opening your eyes and recording what happens in front of them.
Feminism is idealistic: "It would be better if the genders could act this way toward one another." It's layered, not as easy for people to agree on, and steeped in tricky moral questions.
So, they are very, very closely related, but not entirely the same thing.

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