Summary: The war on boys is another front in the Left’s program to mold a new America. Feminists are winning, a victory with uncountable casualties and unimaginable consequences.
The stories about the rise of women over men – like those below – show how America has abandoned the ideals of the civil rights movement which accomplished such great things during in the 20th century. We are on a path to a strange future, with incalculable consequences. It is an experiment, with us as the lab rats.
Apply the gender bias test to these articles: reverse “men” and “women”. Instead of these fun articles there would be outraged declarations of a national crisis. Also note journalists’ casual “making stuff up” explanations. If women were affected, the cause would be oppression by men. With calls for immediate and drastic action.
The articles do not mention the massive drugging of boys (I felt sad every day at summer camp when watching boys line up to have their vitality chemically taken from them). They do not mention the restructuring of school to make it unfriendly. They do not mention the suspected and even worse aspects of the war on boys.
Here is more evidence showing that feminists are winning.
By Jon Marcus at The Hechinger Report.
“Where men once went to college in – proportions far higher than women — 58% to 42% as recently as the 1970s the ratio has now almost exactly reversed. This fall, women will comprise more than 56% of students on campuses nationwide, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Some 2.2 million fewer men than women will be enrolled in college this year. And the trend shows no sign of abating. By 2026, the department estimates, 57% of college students will be women. …”
By Alexandre Tanzi in Bloomberg.
- “As of 2017, women between ages 18 and 24 earned more than two-thirds of all master’s degrees, meaning there were 167 women with master’s degrees for every 100 men.
- Among professional degrees, women in the same age cohort obtained three-quarters of professional degrees and 80 percent of doctoral degrees.
- Women between ages 25 and 34 held the majority of doctoral degrees.”
BY Abigail Geiger and Kim Parker at Pew Research.
“Among adults ages 25 to 64, women are now more likely than men to have a four-year college degree. In 2017, 38% of these women and 33% of men had a bachelor’s degree.
“Women are also outpacing men in postgraduate education. In 2017, 14% of women ages 25 to 64 had an advanced degree, compared with 12% of men. In 1992, a higher share of men (9%) than women (6%) in this age group had an advanced degree.”
No nation has thrown away its men as America is doing. Like so many things these days, our rulers are doing so without our consent – guided only by their ideology. I doubt this will end well for us.
We’ve know about this problem for a long time, and ignored it
There have been many articles about this during the past decade. But the chemical crippling of boys continues.
The United Nations warning about growing and excessive use of Ritalin, 28 February 1996. Now flash forward 18 years…
By Ryan D’Agostino in Esquire, 27 March 2014.
“By the time they reach high school, nearly 20% of all American boys will be diagnosed with ADHD. Millions of those boys will be prescribed a powerful stimulant to “normalize” them. A great many of those boys will suffer serious side effects from those drugs. The shocking truth is that many of those diagnoses are wrong, and that most of those boys are being drugged for no good reason – simply for being boys. It’s time we recognize this as a crisis.”
But, of course, we don’t recognize this as a crisis. It’s not even considered unusual. We note the increasingly obvious effects of the war on boys, and shrug.
Preparing for the new world
“We live in a time when women are outperforming men in many areas of professional and personal competency. And men have two choices: to find female strength captivatingly attractive, or to be insecure and intimidated. Real men love strong women, because God’s glory is beautiful, and “woman is the glory of man” (1 Corinthians 11:7).
“Jesus, give men the grace to see the beauty of glorious female strength. Give women the resilience to remain strong long enough for the right men to find them beautiful for the right reasons. And help men and women to fall in love with proven, genuine faith, which is “more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire” (1 Peter 1:7). …often, godly femininity requires being strong, even intimidating.”
— “Real Men Love Strong Women” by Paul Maxwell at Desiring God. Maxwell is a Ph.D. student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a philosophy professor at Moody Bible Institute. Hat tip for this to Dalrock.
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There is a host of research on this problem, although we don’t care. Such as “Boys Lag Behind: How Teachers’ Gender Biases Affect Student Achievement” by Camille Terrier (MIT Dept of Economics), November 2016. I love the last line: that it helps girls go into science justifies the damage to boys!
“I use a combination of blind and non-blind test scores to show that middle school teachers favor girls when they grade. This favoritism, estimated in the form of individual teacher effects, has long-term consequences: as measured by their national evaluations three years later, male students make less progress than their female counterparts. Gender-biased grading accounts for 21% of boys falling behind girls in math during middle school. On the other hand, girls who benefit from gender bias in math are more likely to select a science track in high school. “
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- Women dominating the ranks of college graduates – What’s the effect on America?
- A better answer to “why women outperform men in college?”
- Women on Top, chapter 10: the growing gender gap in education.
Two of the best books about this self-inflicted crisis.
The War Against Boys: How Misguided Policies are Harming Our Young Men by Christina Hoff Sommers.
The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It by Warren Farrell.