Hi Sheron :
I don’t know if Jillian were male she would have fared better in college. Maybe as a male she would not have went to college at all or chosen another college. I am sure that the ego can help
You and it is not necessarily a bad thing but I think that separation or being on your own ,can empower you , male or female. In my opinion Gilligan’s theory(1982) may be outdated when you look at the statistics on males and females attending college and graduating.For example an article in the National Review says that women outnumber men in college 1 to 6 : More women go to college than men ( National Review,2016): women are more likely to graduate college but still earn less than men(U.S. News, 2016).
In my opinion career choice plays a huge role in men and women attending college. Men choose different professions than women and this may be the reason some men choose not to go to college, or dropout of college and get a job.
Gilligan, C. (1982). A different voice. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Venney, Carmen(2016) Evaluating Gilligan’s Theory:Walden University
Why do Women Outnumber Men In College : Retrieved from http://www.nber.org May 14, 2016
Why Do More Women than Men Go to College : Retrieved from http://www.nationalreview.com
May 14, 2016
Women More Likely to Graduate College But Still Earn less Than MenL Retrieved from http://www.usnews.com , May 14, 2016