.....In the book" War Against Boys" the author tells the story of how it has become fashionable to attribute pathology to millions of healthy male children. It is a story of how we are turning against boys and forgetting a simple truth: that the energy, competitiveness, and corporal daring of normal, decent males is responsible for much of what is right in the world. No one denies that boys' agressive tendencies must be checked and channeled in constructive ways. Boys need discipline, respect, and moral guidance. Boys need love and tolerant understanding. They do not need to be pathologized!
posted on 08/20/2003 8:02:39 PM PDT
posted on 08/20/2003 8:09:51 PM PDT
(bump for the sad truth)
posted on 08/20/2003 8:09:52 PM PDT
posted on 08/20/2003 8:59:38 PM PDT
....What's your take on this???
posted on 08/20/2003 9:00:17 PM PDT
("What is impossible with men is possible with GOD -Luke 18:27)
Dang! No more kick and dodge ball?
I guess their hearts are warm and gay these days!
A friend and I were just talking about this last night. I'd never let either of my sons be doped up as a condition for attending school.
posted on 08/20/2003 9:21:13 PM PDT
by GATOR NAVY
(20 years in the Navy; never drunk on duty - never sober on liberty)
Start a boys only private school or send them to a military acacdemy.
posted on 08/20/2003 9:31:40 PM PDT
(Go away Pat Go away!)
If you want to understand the war on masculine behavior, it is pretty simple. Feminists believed that men had it easy so they insisted that men treat them like men. Men did, and they didn't like it. It wasn't easy, could be quite nasty, and they often couldn't compete by male standards. So feminists changed their tune. Since they couldn't compete with men being treated like men, there must be something wrong with men, so they set out to change male behavior into something that they can compete with.
Engineering a greater number of metrosexuals for the next generation...
posted on 08/20/2003 11:45:22 PM PDT
A scant 20 years ago, I was a student at Douglas county high school, 20 miles west of Atlanta.
Especially during deer season, rifles were common in the back window racks of trucks parked in the student parking lot. We were allowed to carry pocket knives. We prayed before football games and said the pledge of alliegance. Fights between students were met with paddlings instead of police.
What a difference 20 years makes.
posted on 08/21/2003 6:08:17 AM PDT
(Game on in ten seconds.....)
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