Without affirmative action a lot of what women think they have "achieved" would dry up and blow away because it's not based on economic reality. Just the fact that women think "education" makes them "smarter" proves how stupid they are; the kind of stupid that leads to utter destruction. The sad fact of human existence is women still need men, but men have never needed women. Men want women, but want is not need, and every day more men are waking up to that truth.
James, i think you might have want vs need switched around. I've always understood that men actually DO need women. But they don't really WANT them and do not want to need them. Married men on average live longer healthier lives and are generally more satisfied with life than unmarried men.
I agree that PEOPLE who think they are smart because they have some higher education are stupid for assuming superiority.
As for affirmative action, we can generalize all we want about this. A certain percentage will always be undeserving and unqualified for doors to open, compared to their counterparts in unprotected classes. The lack of awareness and lack of appreciation for getting a pass is evident amongst many beneficiaries of all protected classes.