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Harold H. Horstmann


Dear Editor:

I call your attention to a Sept. 7 article by Alana Mastrangelo: "College Gender Gap: Men Falling Farther Behind Women in Higher Education" ( From the article: "At the end of the 2020-21 academic year, women made up 59.5 percent of college students, while men made up 40.5 percent, according to enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse. Moreover, colleges do not want to tackle the issue out of fear that they will be attacked over gender politics, enrollment consultant Jennifer Delahunty told the Wall Street Journal."

This is the primary reason we as a culture and a nation are in a crisis of a total void in competent and experienced leadership in all aspects of our society. My opinion is formulated and supported by the following Relationship Institute article: "Differences Between Men and Women" ( Quotes from the article: 1. "A man's sense of self is defined through his ability to achieve results, through success and accomplishment. Achieve goals and prove his competence and feel good about himself. 2. Men are more aggressive than women; more combative and territorial."

Conversely, the article defines a women's values as: "A woman's sense of self is defined through their feelings and the quality of their relationships. They spend much time supporting, nurturing and helping each other. They experience fulfillment through sharing and relating."

It should be clear to any open-minded logically thinking person that to compete on the world stage against tyrannical despots that a man categorically defined by the Relationship Institute would be better qualified if allowed equal educational opportunities. Our educational system being discriminatory against males has created a dangerous void in qualified candidates as our nation's leaders.

I qualify my above-stated opinions as follows. There are exceptions in everything and two of those come to mind: Our current President Biden, who is totally lacking in any leadership qualities, and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who possessed all the qualities for a great leader.

I realize that those suffering from Trump derangement syndrome will immediately label me a misogynist but as a realist who must approach life on the basis of logical thought, tempered with emotion, I stand firmly by my opinion as expressed in this letter.

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