- Cape businessman known for starting NARS dies at 49 (2/23/17)9
- Apparent punch at girls basketball game propels lawmaker into action (2/21/17)4
- Business notebook: Owners ready to roll out the Barrel 131 (2/20/17)7
- Japanese restaurant up and running; owner surprised by fondness of sushi here (2/24/17)1
- SoutheastHEALTH, Washington University School of Medicine announce collaboration (2/24/17)21
- Missouri bill would limit transgender school bathroom access (2/22/17)48
- City issues precautionary boil order near Arena Park (2/23/17)
- Former KFVS12 reporter talks about recovery from eating disorder (2/23/17)11
- $22M bond issue would alter Jackson schools (2/22/17)13
- Two men crack market with local cage-free eggs (2/26/17)10
Athletic scholarships for men
I recently learned about Southeast Missouri State University's Walk for Women's Athletics event and couldn't help questioning the implication that there is a need for more scholarships for women. After all, it's common knowledge that college campuses across the country have been at least 60 percent female since the early 1990s, even though females only make up 51 percent of the population.
Clearly, there needs to be more scholarships for men, not women. And if men make up a disproportionate share of college athletes -- which is hard to imagine after Title IX -- it's also true that women are generally overrepresented in academic organizations, the theater, the staffs of school newspapers (not to mention some sports).
Yet the university continues to neglect the half of the population that has been politically out of fashion since the 1960s, despite the increasingly visible side effects of that neglect. For shame, SEMO.
ALEX S. CARSON, McClure, Ill.