Skip to comments.Valentines? Notes on the Pussification of America
Posted on 10/28/2013 10:47:25 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
It is time to get women out of the schooling of boys. It is way past time. Women in our feminized classrooms are consigning generations of our sons to years of misery and diminished futures. The evidence is everywhere. Few dare notice it.
The feminization is real. More than seventy-five percent of teachers are women; in New York state, over ninety percent of elementary school teachers are women; in the US, over seventy percent of psychologists are women, with (sez me) the rest being doubtful. This is feminization with fangs.
I have just read Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder, by a psychologist, Enrico Gnaulati, who works with children alleged to have psychological problems in school, usually meaning boys. I decline to recommend it because of its psychobabble, its tendency to discover the obvious at great length, and its Genderallly Correct pronouns, which will grate on the literate. (I mean constructions resembling If a student comes in, tell him or her that he or she should put his or her books in his or her locker) However, a serious interest in the subject justifies slogging through the prose. (The statistics above are from the book.)
The relevent content is that women are making school hell for boys, that they have turned normal boyish behavior, such as enjoyment of rough-housing, into psychiatric personality disorders. They are doping boys up, forcing them into behavior utterly alien to them, and sending them to psychiatrists if they don´t conform to standards of behavior suited to girls. The result is that boy children hate school and do poorly (despite, as Gnaulati, says, having higher IQs). This is no secret for anyone paying attention, but Gnaulati makes it explicit.
As a galling example he cites one Robert, an adolescent responding badly to classes and therefore suspected by his teacher of having a personality disorder. From the book:
She required all forty students in the class to design Valentines Day cards for each other. She was emphatic about wanting them personalized. Names had to be spelled correctly and compliments written up genuinely.
Valentines? This was eight-grade English. Students, who by then once knew grammar cold, should be reading literature or learning to write coherently. In my eighth-grade class, we read Julius Caesar: I want the men around me to be fat, healthy-looking men who sleep at night. Valentines? Compliments?
This, the author assures the reader, did not take place in an asylum for the mildly retarded, but in one of the ten best high-schools in California. What must the rest be like?
Of course Robert was having trouble putting up with the girly drivel, this feminized ooze, devoid of academic content. Oooooh! Let´s have a warm, emotional bonding experience.
This is why women should not be allowed within fifty feet of a school where boys are taught. A boy, especially a bright one, will want to drop out of school through the nearest window, run screaming to a recruiting office for the French Foreign Legion, anything to get away from inane, vapid, and insubstantial feel-good compulsory niceness inflicted by some low-wattage ed-school grad.
Get these ditz-rabbits away from our sons. Let us have separate schools for the sexes, with each being taught by teachers of the same sex. I do not presume to tell women what they should teach girlsastrophysics, valentine design with sincere compliments, whatever they like. Just stay away from the boys.
The thrust of current social propaganda is that the sexes are identical in all important respects. They are not. The differences are great. It is time we stopped pretending otherwise.
First: By their nature, females are far more interested in social relationships than in academic substance. If you are a man, ask yourself how often you have serious intellectual discussions of politics, science, history, or society with women as compared to men. Seldom. Degrees and exceptions, yes. Stiil, seldom.
Second: Women are totalitarian. Men are happy to let boys be boys and girls be girls. Women want all children to be girls. In school this means emphasizing diligenceneat homework done on time, no matter how silly or academically vacuousover performance, meaning material learned. Women favor docility, orderliness, cooperation in groups, not making waves, niceness and comity. For boys this is asphyxiating.
If women wanted to start a bar for women only, men would not care. If men want a private club in which to enjoy male company, women go explode in fury. Totalitarian.
In common with the keepers of the Russian gulag, women are more than willing to drug little boys into submission. There is a Stalinist mercilessness in this, a complete lack of understanding of, or interest in, what boys are. (Ve haff vays of making you .)
Third: Women prefer security to freedom, males freedom to security. In politics, this has ominous implications for civil liberties. In the schools this means that wrestling and dodge ball are violence, that tag might lead to a fall and scraped knees, that a little boy who draws a soldier with a rifle is a dangerous psychopath in the making. This is hysteria.
(Stray thought: If I wanted to create a murderous psycho, I would Ritalinate him into a little speed freak, repress his every instinct, and humiliate him by having the police drag him away. It would work like a charm. In his trial, his defense would be justifiable sociopathy.)
Fourth: Therapy. This disguised witchcraft is very much a subset of the female fascination with emotional relations. It allows them to talk endlessly about their feelings. Men would rather be crucified. Thus everything becomes a disorder. Among these absurdities are things ilke Intermittent Explosive Disorder (appropriately, IED), and Temper Irregulation Disorder. These disorders have only been discovered since women took over the schools.
The list could go on. Boys, like men, are competitive, physically and intellectually, delighted to play hours of intensely competitive pick-up basketball. Women in the schools prefer a cooperative group game led by a caring adult. What a horror.
Even the ways in which men get along with each other differ sharply from the female approach. (Thus the desire for venues for men only.) For example, when I once broke a leg in a sky-diving accident, the women in the news room were sympathetic and concerned. At a Special Forces party I attended, there was laughter and sarcasm. Goddam dumbass Marine can´t even do a PLF right. (parachute landing fall). Hey, let´s break his other leg. Translated from the male, this meant (a) that they accepted me as one of them, and (b) that to them a broken leg was not a tragedy but an inconvenience. Which it is.
Fifth: In the United States, women simply dislike men. Saying this causes eruptions of denials. If you believe these, I´d like you to meet my friend Daisy Lou the Tooth Fairy. Check the ranting of feminists, the endless portrayal on television of men as fools and swine, the punitive political correctness and the silly anti-rape fantasies on campus.
In the schools this hostility takes the form of the passive aggression behind the predatory niceness. We´re boring him to death, keeping him miseable, and sending him for psychiatric reprogramming because we care so much about him. Uh, yeah.
Outside of the US, fewer women buy this. My stepdaughter Natalia, Mexican, is working on a degree in clinical psychology, and sees studentsread boyssent to her by teachers to determine whether they have ADHD. They don´t have ADHS, she says. They´re bored.
Finally: Women display a pedestrian practicality alien to males. If a woman needs to use a computer, she will learn to do it, and do it well. She won´t learn assembly-language programming for the pure joy of it. She can drive a car perfectly well, but has no notion of what a cam lobe is or the difference between disk and drum brakes. This is why men invent things, and women seldom do.
Boys schools, male teachers.
“The femanazi WAR ON BOYS has to stop.”
How, exactly, would you stop it? A male friend who just retired as a school teacher was the only male in the school. He got an entire room full of personality and discipline problems. This led to low reviews as the teachers are judged by the performance of their students. But he got virtually all of the problem children and they were all male.
I am lost at the first phrase. I taught high school, boys and girls. And more than American lit and classic comp and lit, I taught them about pertinent details required for formation.
By the end of the year, I had all the boys reading, writing, and sharing analytical ideas. They were also holding the door, opening windows, jumping for anything I dropped, and not cursing, not talking crudely.
Occasionally, a couple of them would come in wearing aviators, and acting as bodyguards. I find ninth grade boys to be the MOST amusing characters, but I didn’t ever tell them that, and covered my face when they cracked me up, if it had nothing to do with the lesson.
When they came in pushing and shoving, (intimidating me with their size, not directly) I suggested boxing after school, they said (sarcastically) Oh, that’s dangerous!
They didn’t realize I was Irish. Bah!
I went to their football, baseball and basketball games.
Likewise, the girls, I told to stop shunning gentlemanly behavior, they are awfully socialized.
Anyone who thinks the parents aren’t in on this, can reexamine.
It is not the problem of women being the teachers. Nuns raised us, and our boys are now men. Heterosexual, fathers, family men.
In my religion, there is a little known tenet, and that is that it is up to the mothers to raise gentlemen.
It is the 5 year old boy who rushes to open the door for his mother and sisters and is most neglected when discouraged from doing so. Extrapolate form there.
The problem is Mothers not wanting to be feminine and not wanting their sons to grow up to be men.
I substituted for a woman whose class of boys, whom I had later in the day, in her class, acted differently. They would not do anything. They would not pick up their papers to hand them in or even pass them up.
Women dote and they treat boys like babies.
But I know that boys want to be the ones to erase the board, clean it on fridays, go to get equipment, deliver messages, etc.
The men teachers I worked with would not do anything out of their way to help the boys behave in a gentlemanly fashion. they don’t know there’s a need or a problem.
Their wives... I don’t know.
I never ever thought of wearing pants to school. and never in any way immodest nor non feminine.
THis guy is off.
Real men would never have used a title like that.
Conservatives shouldn’t have read such language.
You’d be both amazed and saddened by how many women are Boy Scout leaders. Both paid and volunteer.
I stopped reading at the first paragraph.
Most of The Greatest Generation had women teachers.
Didn’t seem to damage them.
The very male and elitist oriented british schools led to a flood of homosexual communists in all parts of the State.
Britain never really got over the damage.
In grades one through twelve I had one male teacher.
The author is trying to make this sound like some new-fangled feminist innovation. I am willing to bet that women were the overwhelming majority of elementary school teachers throughout the 20th Century.
I sense a broad brush.
My wife was Cub Scout leader. She helped out with the Pack when all her boys went on to Boy Scouts.
90% of the boys in her Cub Scout den went on to become Eagle Scouts, including my son.
One attended West Point and is now working at the Pentagon.
I'm sure there are some women in Scouting who were shunned by the shrews in the Girl Scout organization who would act as this author suggests with regard to young men...but they would be the minority I'll wager.
What is different is this incredibly malevolent therapeutic tendency that is not a function of the sex of the perpetrator, and the prevalence of a social model that insists on classifying normal behavior as pathology, to be treated with outrageously overprescribed and powerful drugs. Either of the two aforementioned teachers would have thrashed the hell - I mean physically - out of anyone presuming to treat her students' behavior with drugs. And the parents would have backed them, too. That, alas, has also changed.
You are so right.
I didn't have a single male teacher up through the seventh grade. That was in the 1930's.
We had no known cases of ADHD or other alphabetized disorders. The teachers kept discipline in their classes. Cross the teacher and you went to the principal's office, with its threat of a wooden paddle applied vigorously to your backside.
The male teachers I had after 7th grade included the football coach, a manual training teacher, a mechanical drawing teacher, and the band director. You didn't cross any of them either, as I found out to my sorrow.
Bullying among students we had aplenty. You just had to learn to stand up for yourself.
The theory, as Fred mentioned, among many feminist-oriented teachers is that boys and girls are psychologically i.e. mentally the same. The long and short of it is: we’re not. When I was in grade school, I could barely stand the boredom. In the eighth grade the nun made me write a note to my parents that I wasn’t paying attention in class. I wasn’t. Guilty as charged. Did I care? Not much. The only thing I liked about grade school was recess and the school library. I’m positive if they’d had Ritalin in those days (50’s and 60s), they would have drugged me. And a lot of other boys.
I applaud every syllable of your post. Having gender specific courses taught by male and female teachers was the way for me too in middle school and high school and that was only 10 years ago.
It’s not female teachers, it’s the kind of female teachers. I never had a male teacher in grade school except for religion class...I went to a Catholic school. But most of the teachers were nuns or hard-headed lay teachers. While they didn’t brook nonsense from miscreants, they understood the typical boy mental process. Most of today’s teachers, male and female, are drilled in feminist-oriented, political correctness. Times and the culture have changed from a half century ago. For the worse.
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That is true, But what’s overlooked is that that was BEFORE the rise of radical feminism and the near total take over of the teacher’s unions and schools of education by the Marxists!
I’m 74 and the teachers in MY schools were about evenly split between men and women. And, yes, some of my favorites were the women.
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