The Sexist

Georgetown University Not So Manly After All

Last year, the Sexist launched Man Madness, a tournament that rated the manliness of 64 local workplaces based on the gender make-up of upper-management. How did a workplace prove manliness? Employ the most men in top jobs (and the fewest women higher-ups).  It was, shall we say, a dubious honor.

Anyway, Georgetown University proved itself almost perfectly manly in the contest, with nine out of ten of the institution's top staffers men. But a new report from campus blog Vox Populi reveals that—say it ain't so!—the Man Madness tournament was perhaps less-than-thorough.

Vox Pop looked "beyond the top ten" to find that Georgetown's leadership is actually surprisingly balanced, gender-wise.  Juliana Brint found that "women hold a majority of positions in the administration of the College, the SFS and the NHS, and also constitute a majority of academic department leaders in NHS and in the College’s humanities programs"—though the school's science departments, administrators, and school of business are still male-heavy. Brint's most intriguing finding concerned the contrast between the gender-make up of staffs managed by men versus staffs managed by women:

Interestingly, areas that are mostly female-run tend to be more equally divided, with between 48 and 37 percent of the positions filled by men; male-dominated areas are more polarized, with only 30 percent or less of the positions filled by women.

But don't take my word for it—they've got graphs!

  • Don

    Dear Amanda,

    I recently had an accident in which I lost two inches of my formerly large penis. May I still read your blog?

    Sincerely,
    Don

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