So we are aware that higher education (or any education) in the past was reserved for men, we are also aware that even now many families reserve right (or preference) to education for men, but are you aware that even today some Institutions in South India have a lower cut-off for male students (Because girls seem to be scoring higher.) Another link.
And now this.
Received this from Sraboney this morning.
I’m sure you have read this article http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Girls-rule-Stephen-s-so-panel-proposes-40-quota-for-boys/Article1-850923.aspx
Sixty-five per cent of students in the city’s prestigious St Stephen’s College are women. Hence, to “fix this skewed sex ratio”, a proposal has been moved to reserve 40% of seats for men.
My first reaction was “Go, girls!”
I was disheartened by the following
a) The principal’s proposal and
b) Some of the comments…One commentator thinks “Women are a waste in higher education”…Granted many HT/TOI commentators are trolls but I’m sure a lot of people would agree with him…
What do you think was the rationale behind this proposal?