Started by dr e, May 02, 2007, 05:49 AM
That is interesting, Brian44.I don't know your age or circumstances but you speak of decades so you must have some age on you.I never felt harmed by feminism until my divorce but I have felt extremely harmed since that point.I was shocked -- absolutely shocked -- at how I was treated. I didn't feel harmed as a child or even a young adult.I probably predated the worst abuses. I graduated high school 1979.I don't think these got really bad until the 1990s and after.
I do think the younger women may be reverting back to feminity (or never lost it). I visited a college campus a week or so ago and saw a number of women who seemed to me to have a "feminine" attitude and appearance. I wonder whether they will still have it at age 30 or 40 and beyond?
I think the numbers speak for themselves. Boys are 80% Ritalin users80% teen suicidesmost drop outsmost suspensions and expulsionsLess likely to score well on standardized testing (except math SATs?)Less likely to graduateLess likely to apply to or get into collegeLess likely to graduate college95% of elementary-high school school teachers are womenany more?
All the while the boys are told that all of this is being done for the girls since in families prior to theirs the girls didn't get as much. Now it is time to make up for that. They are told that is just the way it is. They are also told that much of this is their fault. Boys and men historically have been the problem and that they shouldn't try to be powerful like their sisters, they should try to be humble and simply take it like a man. They don't have any chants for the boys, they tell them that being a boy is not a great start and that he needs to strive to counter his biology and his natural instinct to be masculine by being more like his sisters.