There is one thing that activists can never, ever do: declare victory and go out of business. For activists, their chosen problem is always worse than ever and continuing to go downhill.
Here is an example, the book "Failing at Fairness," written in 1994 to make the case that education was failing girls. Here is one summary of the book:
Drawing on findings from 20 years of research on sexism in American classrooms, this book examines the history of women's education and its shortcomings. The hidden curriculum, the effect of gender bias on self-esteem, test results, and professional orientation of girls from primary education through college were examined through naturalistic observation. The results suggest that girls are systematically denied opportunities in areas where boys are encouraged to excel, often by well-meaning teachers who are unaware that they are transmitting sexist values. Girls are taught to speak quietly, to defer to boys, to avoid math and science, and to value neatness over innovation, appearance over intelligence. In the early grades, girls, brimming with intelligence and potential, routinely outperform boys on achievement tests, but by the time they graduate from high school they lag far behind boys--a process of degeneration that continues into adulthood.
All of this will seem familiar, as women's groups typically claim that things have gotten worse on all of these fronts since 1994. I have no doubt that these flaws exist, along with many others, in the government education system. You certainly won't get me defending the public schools. But I thought of this book today when I saw the chart below from Mark Perry, which I annotated with the publication date for Failing at Fairness:
It takes some work to look at this situation and decide that the main issue you want to highlight is how girls are getting hosed. But trust an activist to be up to the task.
Postscript: This seems relevant (it has been around the net for a while, so I don't know what source to link, sorry)