Currently at the alma mater for my Studio Arts MFA at Big Flagship State U., 12 of the studio art professors are male. Seven are female. Two of the last three hires (for tenure-track) were male.

Why? According to the school’s own 2016 statistics, the Studio Art Major undergraduate cohort is 69% female. There are 11 male MFA students and 18 female MFA students. This is all according to official findings by the university.

These numbers don’t add up. And they are NOT arbitrary.