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  • Downward and Deeper into Sexual Confusion: Parents Choose to Raise “Genderless” Child

    05/31/2011 2:51:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | May 30, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It is no secret that our culture as a whole is descending into an ever-deeper sexual confusion. Recently two examples of this were in the news.In the first article which I summarize here, a Canadian couple have chosen to raise (impose upon?) their child a “genderless” upbringing. For now, they have refused to tell any of their family or friends the sex of their child, whom they call “Storm,” and groom and dress the infant child ambiguously.I would like to provide excerpts of a much longer article here and comment as we go. As usual, the article is in bold,...
  • Christina Hoff Sommers on public schools and the ‘war against boys’

    09/17/2013 5:08:01 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 26 replies
    Maclean's ^ | September 17, 2013 | Katie Engelhart
    In 2000, Christina Hoff Sommers published The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism is Harming Our Young Men. Hoff Sommers was already known as a critic of late-20th-century feminism; her much-lauded and much-disparaged 1994 book Who Stole Feminism? had provoked charges that she was anti-women. In August, Hoff Sommers, now a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, updated and reissued her bestseller on boys with a new subtitle: How Misguided Policies Are Harming Our Young Men. Hoff Sommers makes the case that boys and girls are fundamentally different—and that ignoring the difference, in an effort to protect...
  • Taranto: Isn't It Romantic?

    04/15/2012 8:18:32 AM PDT · by Bill C of BDroppings · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/13/2012 | James Taranto
    At the same time, there is good reason for males (men as well as boys) to be more fearful of sex than females. Contemporary reproductive technology and law place all the burden for unwanted pregnancy on them. Between the pill and abortion, women have complete control over the reproductive process. They can avoid or end any unwanted pregnancy, and the man involved has no say in the matter. In Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), the U.S. Supreme Court went so far as to hold that a married woman has the constitutional right to abort her husband's child without even telling...
  • Biology is Destiny: Why Female Teachers Can't Cope With School Violence

    10/25/2007 5:31:26 AM PDT · by Ouderkirk · 28 replies · 327+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | 10-24-07 | Brunette Republican Sex Kitten
    Liberals are tremendously attached to the idea that we are apes, but are unwilling to face the fact that we humans still retain an awful lot of our ape programming. This is what led to the Christian concept of Original Sin and the Jewish concept that we are all born with both the urge to good and the urge to evil. And this programming is not identical for men and women, because behavior that enables a male chimp to pass his genes on might get a female chimp a new home in a saber-toothed tiger's stomach. Sometimes when I read...
  • Boys Will Be Boys

    06/24/2007 9:36:28 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies · 947+ views
    CERC ^ | Spring 2007 | GERRY GARIBALDI
    A new guidebook reaffirms boyhood in all of its politically incorrect glory. The frontispiece in Conn and Hal Iggulden’s The Dangerous Book for Boys says it all—a skull and crossbones boldly heralds adventure, treasure, and unbridled boyish fun. According to its English authors, this is a book for boys who want to be “self-sufficient and find their way in the stars.” It’s a delightful compendium of knowledge, life tips, building projects, games, and hands-on invention. At its heart, the book unabashedly reaffirms and celebrates the traditional moral leather that has guided untold generations of men in their voyage through life. ...
  • Boys Will Be Boys

    10/14/2006 11:06:11 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 1,130+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 10/10/06 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    I spent the first 10 years of my life living near my grandparents and my father's four younger brothers. I heard dozens of tales about the escapades of those five Shaw brothers; from the accounts, my dad and his brothers certainly fit the description given of boys by one psychologist who called boys “little aggression machines.” The mischief of my dad and his brothers was tolerated (and often encouraged) by my grandfather, but he also established boundaries and meted out decisive punishment when the boys found ways to sneak around the rules. In the process of taming those troublemakers, while...
  • How the Feminists’ “War against Boys” Paved the Way for Islam (GREAT READ)

    09/05/2006 12:42:39 PM PDT · by 2banana · 35 replies · 1,709+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | September 5th, 2006 | n Aasted Hals
    Some commentators like to point out that many of the most passionate and bravest defenders of the West are women, citing Italian writer Oriana Fallaci and others as examples. But women like Ms. Fallaci, brave as they might be, are not representative of all Western women. If you look closely, you will notice that, on average, Western women are actually more supportive of Multiculturalism and massive immigration than are Western men. I got many comments on my posts about Muslim anti-female violence in Scandinavia. Several of my readers asked what Scandinavian men are doing about this. What happened to those...
  • How the Feminists’ “War against Boys” Paved the Way for Islam

    09/05/2006 12:03:24 AM PDT · by spkpls4 · 50 replies · 2,247+ views
    Brussels Journal ^ | 4 Sept. 06 | Fjordman
    Another possibility is that Western feminists fail to confront Muslim immigration for ideological reasons. Many of them are silent on Islamic oppression of women because they have also embraced “Third-Worldism” and anti-Western sentiments. I see some evidence in support of this thesis. American writer Phyllis Chesler has sharply criticized her sisters in books such as The Death of Feminism. She feels that too many feminists have abandoned their commitment to freedom and “become cowardly herd animals and grim totalitarian thinkers,” thus failing to confront Islamic terrorism. She paints a portrait of current U.S. University campuses as steeped in “a new...
  • How the Schools Shortchange Boys - In the newly feminized classroom, boys tune out.

    08/03/2006 11:38:51 AM PDT · by neverdem · 284 replies · 4,956+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2006 | Gerry Garibaldi
    Since I started teaching several years ago, after 25 years in the movie business, I’ve come to learn firsthand that everything I’d heard about the feminization of our schools is real—and far more pernicious to boys than I had imagined. Christina Hoff Sommers was absolutely accurate in describing, in her 2000 bestseller, The War Against Boys, how feminist complaints that girls were “losing their voice” in a male-oriented classroom have prompted the educational establishment to turn the schools upside down to make them more girl-friendly, to the detriment of males. As a result, boys have become increasingly disengaged. Only 65...
  • HOW THE SCHOOL ACTIVISTS ARE DESTROYING OUR SONS

    07/25/2006 8:10:42 AM PDT · by Lovingthis · 95 replies · 2,438+ views
    City Journal ^ | Spring '06 Quarterly edition | Gerry Garibaldi
    How the Schools Shortchange Boys, by Gerry Garibaldi In the newly feminized classroom, boys tune out. Since I started teaching several years ago, after 25 years in the movie business, I’ve come to learn firsthand that everything I’d heard about the feminization of our schools is real—and far more pernicious to boys than I had imagined. Christina Hoff Sommers was absolutely accurate in describing, in her 2000 bestseller, The War Against Boys, how feminist complaints that girls were “losing their voice” in a male-oriented classroom have prompted the educational establishment to turn the schools upside down to make them more...
  • The Trouble With Newsweek’s Cover Story About Boys

    01/29/2006 1:40:02 PM PST · by Lorianne · 23 replies · 1,256+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | January 27, 2006 | Noel Sheppard
    In the new millennium, articles describing the intellectual differences between the genders have been altogether too commonplace. As a result, it wasn’t difficult to presage from the cover of Newsweek’s most recent issue where the editors were going with a headline like “The Boy Crisis.” In fact, once inside, the featured piece, “The Trouble With Boys,” turned into just another in a long line of “exposes” depicting girls as being smarter than boys. After a pleasant introduction, author Peg Tyre began her laundry list of male deficiencies: “By almost every benchmark, boys across the nation and in every demographic group...
  • Laura Bush to focus on well-being of boys over next four years

    01/22/2005 11:07:48 PM PST · by Coleus · 35 replies · 1,537+ views
    Laura Bush to focus on well-being of boys over next four years AFP Photo US First Lady Laura Bush will focus on boys' well-being and on international efforts to promote literacy among women during her second four years in the White House, the first lady revealed.There's a "stereotype that boys don't need the same nurturing that girls do, that boys can take care of themselves. And, of course, we all know that's not true," Laura Bush said Friday as Washington rushed to prepare for her President George W. Bush's inauguration six days hence.Laura Bush, who spent her husband's first term promoting...
  • No Running, No Jumping: The War Against Boys in Our Schools

    08/20/2003 8:02:38 PM PDT · by GrandMoM · 44 replies · 860+ views
    WorthyNews ^ | 7/7-26-2000 | Charles W. Colson
    By Charles W. Colson Commentary from BreakPoint The Cleveland Avenue School in Atlanta has all the amenities you would expect a new school to have: computer equipment, an up-to-date library, and modern classrooms. It has everything except a playground. No, it wasn't an oversight. It was designed that way, in order to make little boys behave more like little girls. And it's part of a trend. In 1998, Atlanta eliminated recess in its elementary schools. Other cities, like Philadelphia, retained something called recess, but it bears little resemblance to the unstructured play time most of us enjoyed as kids. Why?...
  • Men--It's in Their Nature

    07/31/2003 6:16:54 AM PDT · by Valin · 213 replies · 811+ views
    The American Enterprise ^ | Sept 2003 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    This past spring, my son spent a month in Israel with his senior class. Only one activity disappointed him. While camping in the Negev Desert, special counselors from a progressive-socialist kibbutz paid a visit and led the students through a sensitivity exercise. The students were told to walk out into the desert until they were completely alone. The counselors (mostly American-born) supplied them with a pencil, paper, matches, and a candle and instructed them to absorb the quiet calm of the desert, to record their feelings, and to “find themselves.” The girls happily complied. Most of the boys did not....
  • Mysterious Decline - Where are the Men on Campus?

    04/30/2003 3:51:39 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 95 replies · 990+ views
    The American Daily ^ | April 30, 2003 | Glenn Sacks
    Mysterious Decline-Where Are the Men on Campus?By Glenn Sacks on 04/30/03 Everybody wants to know where all the men have gone. The Washington Post calls their disappearance the "question that has grown too conspicuous to ignore," and USA Today notes "universities fret about how to attract males as women increasingly dominate campuses." Females now outnumber males by a four to three ratio in American colleges, a difference of almost two million students. Men earn only 43% of all college degrees. Among blacks, two women earn bachelor’s degrees for every man. Among Hispanics, only 40 percent of college graduates are male....