Skip to comments.The Myth of 'The Boy Crisis'
Posted on 04/08/2006 3:24:16 PM PDT by palmer
It was the early 1900s, and boys were supposedly in crisis. In monthly magazines, ladies' journals and books, urgent polemics appeared, warning that young men were spending too much time in school with female teachers and that the constant interaction with women was robbing them of their manhood...
Now the cry has been raised again: We're losing our boys. The media have been hyping America's new "boy crisis" in magazine cover stories, a PBS documentary and countless newspaper articles...
The boy crisis we're hearing about is largely a manufactured one, the product of both a backlash against the women's movement and the media's penchant for continuously churning out news about the latest dire threat to the nation...
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
I thought the forefathers were highly educated, given their time.
Next up, Mexicans telling us there is no illegal immigration crisis and Muhammad Al-Jihadi explaining how Islam is a religion of peace.
They were highly educated for OUR time, aside from the subjects that didn't exist in their day.
Are you saying that John Adams and James Madison did not understand deconstructionist anthropology and never took gender studies or Whiteness as a Social Construct? It's a wonder they could go to the bathroom in the morning.
But the "women's movement" is "real."
the product of ... the media's penchant for continuously churning out news about the latest dire threat to the nation...
A proclivity which is valuable enough, when it can be manipulated by YOUR side.
She has got to be ignoring something...because anyone who has worked at a kindergarten screening, special education classroom, or watched medicine be dispensed in the nurse's office - will be able to tell you there is, indeed, a boy crisis.
Here is some info, on the two authors.
Professor Rivers is the author of many books, including Slick Spins and Fractured Facts: How Cultural Myths Distort the News; Indecent Behavior; a collaboration with Rosalind Barnett on She Works, He Works: How Two Income Families are Happy, Healthy and Thriving, and her latest book, Camelot, a novel set in the Kennedy admistration. Her television drama A Matter of Principal won a Gabriel Award as one of the best television dramas of the year. Professor Rivers contributes regularly to the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday, and other major U.S. newspapers. She is a frequent public affairs panelist on Boston television stations and is considered an expert on the Kennedy family.
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Pure unadulterated BS.
Ask the mothers of sons who have had to deal with these witches over the past decades. They have a deep-seated need to demonstrate their superiority and hatred for the masculine.
Fortunately, my husband and I managed to raise truly nice men who are unabashedly MEN.
Thanks for the info, I can't imagine two more biased persons to write about this issue.
Not to mention their hatred for religion, tradition, culture, and free enterprise.
The authors state the problem is a backlash against the womens movement. The problem is the result of the womens movement.
I noticed that the authors didn't touch upon the fact that males living with their parents past high school and college into their 30's and 40's(if not their entire lives) is up 100% in last 20 years.
haha, good reasoning. Schools try to turn little boys into pansies and wussies from the day they get their hands on them.
Not my (five) young men!
School is for sissies.
Is that really a big deal, though? As the article said, most of the gap is between black men and women; between whites it is only 49/51. And the gap could be just as much about more women going to school than fewer men going to school. Most of the more lucrative jobs that don't require a college education are so-called men's jobs- contruction, the trades, military, etc. In addition, the age of marriage has increased significantly, from 20 for brides in 1960 to almost 26 today. That means women need a career in order to support themselves before, and most of the time after marriage.
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