Saturday November 28, 2020

The lessons of female success

The trend of girls outpacing boys in the classroom is going to have some huge consequences for Irish society in the years and decades ahead.

31st August, 2013
If current educational trends continue, the Law Library will be 'predominantly female' within a decade.

In a recent survey, the British discount website MyVoucherCodes asked a group of 18 to 25-year-old women if they would trade some of their IQ for bigger breasts. Of the 1,100 women surveyed, one-third of respondents said they would. Meanwhile, in the US, a study showed that for American women who were below average weight, gaining 25 pounds produced an average salary decrease of $15,500.

What do these statistics tell us about the position of women in our society,...

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