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K-12: The War on Boys and Men

Guys, ALL of you need to have your wives or girlfriends read this whole article , and then ask them just ONE QUESTION...... "Is this what you really want for your son (if they have one or even want one) ??? "

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5473427/Fox-News-Tucker-Carlson-launches-Men-America-segment.html#ixzz59C85mcwT

March 15, 2018
K-12: The War on Boys and Men
By Bruce Deitrick Price

Fox News just announced an upcoming series about the plight of Men in America.

"Men seem to be becoming less male," Tucker Carlson said. "Something ominous is happening[.] ... Men are taught there is something wrong with them. We took a close look at the numbers, and we found them so shocking that we're devoting the month of March to a special series on men in America."

Carlson concluded, "You'll be stunned by the scope of the crisis. We were. It's a largely ignored disaster. It affects every person in America."

He noted, for example: "Men account for 77 percent of the nation's suicides, they are more than twice as likely to become alcoholics, they are more likely to die of an overdose than women, and 90 percent of inmates are men."

So what are the causes? Eighteen years ago, Christina Hoff Sommers published The War on Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men. Sommers concluded, "It's a bad time to be a boy in America. Boys are less likely than girls to go to college or do their homework. They're more likely to cheat on tests, wind up in detention, or drop out[.]" In short, Sommers found the causes in feminist theory and, more surprisingly, inside the nation's classrooms.

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The dirty big secret here is that our public schools don't announce social engineering; they simply do it, especially with regard to altering how children view themselves. Public schools suppress boys and uplift girls in many furtive ways. This manipulation has been hugely successful: 57% of college students are female; 43% are male. More women stay in college and earn advanced degree. Women wear business suits, and men drive pickup trucks. Culturally similar men and women who used to marry each other are now separated by class differences!

The question still haunts us: how exactly are America's social engineers able to win this war for females?

The discussion is tricky from every point of view. However you might describe boys and girls, you'll invite argument about what is good and what is bad. If you say girls are "more sensitive," is that an insult or a compliment? The Atlantic Monthly nicely dances among many competing viewpoints:

[A] host of cross-cultural studies show that females ... are more apt to plan ahead, set academic goals, and put effort into achieving those goals. They also are more likely than boys to feel intrinsically satisfied with the whole enterprise of organizing their work, and more invested in impressing themselves and their teachers with their efforts[.] ... On the whole, boys approach schoolwork differently. They are more performance-oriented. Studying for and taking tests taps into their competitive instincts. For many boys, tests are quests that get their hearts pounding.

David Sortino, a teacher, argues on his blog: "[G]irls work best when sitting in a circle facing each other and find it more comfortable to learn in a group setting. Instead, boys often excel in a traditional class structure with desks lined in rows, which could support their more competitive energies and attention getting behaviors.

"Girls respond to stress as a threat, which drives blood to the gut rather than to the brain, placing them in a fight or flight persona. However, for boys, it's the opposite. They love to take risks and almost always overestimate their abilities."

QED: There are big, very real differences. We should wonder if these differences are artificially induced and then exaggerated. Oh, so that's why some schools have all students sitting around tables – because it's good for girls...?

What we know for sure is that girls are outperforming boys at all levels. Is this good for the country? Is it good for the girls?

The Economist reported:

A new study by the OECD [Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development], a club of mostly rich countries, examined how 15-year-old boys and girls performed at reading, mathematics and science. Boys still score somewhat better at maths, and in science the genders are roughly equal. But when it comes to the students who really struggle, the difference is stark: boys are 50% more likely than girls to fall short of basic standards in all three areas [emphasis added].

Why are girls performing better at school than their male classmates?

"First," according to the OECD study, "girls read more than boys. Reading proficiency is the basis upon which all other learning is built. When boys don't do well at reading, their performance in other school subjects suffers too."

The basis upon which all other learning is built. That is ominous. Suppose social engineers figured out how to undercut reading.

One statistical site states that "[w]omen are more likely to develop solid reading skills. Around 38% of men report reading at the lowest proficiency levels, compared to 33% for women."

Suppose our social engineers routinely seek to widen this gap. That would be feasible because boys and girls respond in different ways to absurd instruction.

Girls, as noted, feel more comfortable in a group setting. They want the whole group to move along harmoniously; they want their teacher to be successful. The result is that they are more patient and long-suffering with dumb curricula and wrongly trained teachers. Boys, on the other hand, are not so patient. If there is a skill or a task, boys want to do well quickly. Fair enough. But what if the curriculum is inherently stupid and impossible to master? Boys at some point will declare, I can't do this. I don't want to do this. I'm walking away.

Today, in Common Core, we see many absurdities almost perfectly designed to drive boys to escape and evasion. The internet is full of videos of children weeping because instruction seems so illogical. Little seven-year-olds are already beat up.

But the paradigm of stupid instruction remains Whole Word. That's where the student has to memorize the English language one word at a time. The famous Dr. Samuel Orton, a neurologist, did a study in 1926-28 and declared that this method doesn't work...and, in addition, it will damage every child it touches. He was exactly correct, and the Education Establishment knows it. What do we see in the schools of America? Millions of semi-literate children with messed up minds.

StatisticBrain claims that 32 million Americans "can't read." Tens of millions more read marginally. This is a vast national tragedy. Ask yourself, why is this tolerated? Perhaps because it makes the population easier to control. Perhaps because it enables the stratification of the sexes.

You want to fix it? Fix reading. I think the smarter people understand this. But the Education Establishment won't let go because this particular stupid curriculum is the foundation for making women more successful and making men less successful.

Here is a good overview by TeacherMag:

But what if today's classroom and curriculum structure catered (however unintentionally) to one gender more than the other? Many researchers say this is now the case, with boys facing an upward struggle from primary school on. For many boys, co-educational public schools can be uncomfortable, unfriendly, unproductive places. Teaching styles and disciplinary habits are often not suited to the average boy[.] ... In learning environments biased against their strengths, boys may become turned off or frustrated and may attempt to have their needs met by seeking negative attention. This rebellion completes the circle of failure ... with many boys labelled as troublemakers or diagnosed with hyperactivity.

That can mean drugs, which make boys weaker and less manly.

Comments

  • I saw a lot wrong with this article, I will comment more later
  • firstly, one HUGE element that is failed to be mentioned in this article. a lot of the much touted "girl power" and female success is nothing more than an illusion propped up by affirmative action, qoutas etc. eliminate half of the social work jobs, women's studies departments at universities, and diversity/human resources divisions at companies, and see how much those stats change. In fields where actual production or service is required, men are still on par or beyond women.
    more to come
  • That's it BCT/Tackleberry , chew on it and get some dialogue going , that is why I re-posted the article, to stimulate discussion.
  • It's pretty ducked up that the terms "male, white and masculinity" are all evil terms now a days. They really are used in the negative now. I once made a thread on a site that was largely left titled, " I'm a straight white male and proud of it"....There were a lot of fireworks. You switch that to gay, black or female and it's all ok.
  • another thing...males have ALWAYS been more likely to drop out or go to jail.....that hasn't changed. males have always been more criminally inclined, more rebellious etc...the difference is how society sees it these days
  • Being one of the youngest guys here, I can personally attest to this taking place in my old high school. More guys were disciplined than girls. The punishments were more severe for boys than girls. The school systems are only concerned with GPA’s, and their curriculums rather than teaching young men how to be men, and young women to be women. Hell, they don’t teach much of anything of substance except history, economics, construction, automotive, and government. I recall one of my social studies teachers failing one of my papers about gun control being a total waste of time, because she held her liberal views in higher regard than facts. Back to the main topic, all you older guys know how to address an envelope, write a resume, and so on. Most of us young guys DO NOT. My old high school only spent three days covering how to write a resume, and we weren’t tested on it, nor to put it to practice. Sadly guys, Hitler was right. It only takes one generation of kids (millennials of today) to completely doom a country in ideology, societal morays (spelling?), societal acceptance, and so on. I hate to give that wicked bastard any credit, but give credit where it’s due.
  • edited March 19
    nm
  • There was a girl who I went to school with, she and I had the same grades, same desire to succeed, same classes together, same age, etc. The only real differences were that I was a poor white boy and she was a rich white girl. She is now a Director for an Oil Company, with a LinkedIn profile that I had to freaking scroll really far down on with all her accomplishments, she has an MBA in Business Administration, 3-4 story house, married, ridiculously successful, profile full of words and business terminology that I have no effing clue what any of it means....

    I'm a rent a cop at a hospital, with a one page resume, no degrees, not married, one floor 2.5 bed house with a DD-214 that means jack shit, and I have accomplished absolutely nothing, stuck in a job that I hate that I cant get out of because there are literally no other opportunities out there for someone like me with only a DD-214 and no college.

    At the end of the day, what yall need to realize is that the millennials are not the problem. The problem started with the people born in the 70's and 80's. Social engineering started back with the introduction of Ritalin and other brain control drugs they gave us boys when we were growing up, diagnosing us with ADD and ADHD when in reality that just means either "he is a boy" (ADD) or "he actually acts like a boy" (ADHD). The majority of the mental health issues now are those between 25 and 40, which is right considering when the govt started pumping us full of mind altering chemicals like the Ritalin, Risperdal, Adderall, etc.

    The millennials are simply the culmination of the after effects of the social engineering. But its people between 25 and 50 now who are voting in the libs, pushing for white men to be irradicated through interbreeding and class warfare, etc.

    Point is, society is way too far gone at this point. Like Rome, America is in its last days and is heading for extinction. Until the liberals completely irradiate the masculine white man from existence, they wont stop.
  • BS, it’s what’s YOU do with your life that matters.

    My wife grew up in essentially ghetto Pittsburgh poor with the rest of them. She has a total of 5 degrees, 2 of which are Masters, is debating a doctorate, more certificates than you can imagine, has worked for some great companies, and is now head of the environmental portion of her companies EHS department, and is being trained to advance even further in the company. She was told right up until she graduated she would never amount to more than a house wife, typical for the women in that area to marry a steel worker and maybe work checkout at a local grocery part time. Several times she has had to compete and lost positions to men because some of the physical requirement in the lower levels of her field were physically demanding and the doubted her abilities despite mostly being paperwork jobs.

    I have male friends that have made good from small poor town WV. Several have degrees and some run their own companies based on trade school or similar experience and do better than several of us here combined. I am working on building my own little empire in the shooting world, and T is taking this site and making it something amazing that can be a base or springboard for his own empire.

    The women haven’t won, or rather feminazis haven’t won. When an oilfield worker can make more than some CEO’s in some instances, when a mechanic can make enough to buy a Mercedes and live in a half million dollar home and still not be above his means (my neighbor), when a guy like me can do what he loves, and meet the right people to start something he loves to do AND make money at it, it proves it’s not about others holding you down, it’s about you LETTING others hold you down.

    Take chances, make mistakes, get messy. They say that almost every episode of one of my daughters favorite shows, it applies to your entire life if you want more than what you have right now.

    See that article not as a win for someone else, but as them trying to change the optics of the world to see a win where there isn’t one.
  • My wife and I watched this documentary last night on NETFLIX ...... you all should really watch this if you can, it was most definitely an eye opener for me.

    Take Your Pills | Official Trailer [HD] ] Netflix
  • edited March 19
    My best friend in High School has a PhD in Electrical Engineering , several other degrees and is a University Teacher , an only child and his folks are still married after like 60-yrs .
    Me.... well I'm a mess , but I never gave up, I took some of the nastiest and dangerous jobs that I could get because that was all that I could at the time to put food in my belly. I had the "HARD LIFE " , hahahaa still do, but I just don't give up no matter what gets thrown my way, oh there are the " feeling sorry for myself" nights on the rare occasion but come morning I gotta keep pushing.
    That is why I keep encouraging you guys to push yourselves, if I take the time to talk to you on a one-on-one basis it's because I BELIEVE IN YOU AND I WANT TO SEE YOU SUCCEED !!!

    And before any of you start with ... "Well my Dad was ...." I came from a VERY abusive household , my birth Father ran out on me and my Mom when I was one-yr old and her pregnant with my brother, she then re-married when I was four-yrs old.

    I'm just going to say this and I don't want to hear any "I'm sorry to hear that PM" crap , got that ? My step-Dad used to get beat with a hammer by his Father as a kid until he finally left home and joined the Air Force . He was a bad alcoholic once he got off work but stone cold sober while on the job. He was a member of MENSA with an I.Q. over 132. Yet with me being the oldest like he was, starting from when I was four would punch, kick , slap, etc me like a grown man. As soon as I could hear my Mom leaving for her third-shift job at the hospital and the car pulling out of the driveway my Dad would open my door and tell me in a booze induced slurring of words " It's sparring time, get up !"
    He was also a part-time Taekwondo instructor.

    I wasn't allowed to go to bed and sleep until .... " You can go to bed when either you or me is bleeding." I don't remember ever being able to walk to my bedroom afterwards. That was just about every night unless he would have to go on the road for his job for a few days, that was my "Rest up time."
    And my life just never got easier .

    Yet here I am pushing all you young guys and encouraging you to all do better then what you currently are. Why ? It's simple, we all need that extra encouragement at times to stick our necks out of our protective shells and take a new chance at something that will help us on our personal journey while we are here on this floating rock.
    All that I ask in return is that you be there for the next young angry guy that needs a good word and a hug.
    WE , will get through this together, that's what Teammates do, WE are there for one another , and I AM HERE FOR YOU !!!
  • You can now drag and drop images here to add them to your post! They will appear wherever your caret is.
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    BS, it’s what’s YOU do with your life that matters.

    My wife grew up in essentially ghetto Pittsburgh poor with the rest of them. She has a total of 5 degrees, 2 of which are Masters, is debating a doctorate, more certificates than you can imagine, has worked for some great companies, and is now head of the environmental portion of her companies EHS department, and is being trained to advance even further in the company. She was told right up until she graduated she would never amount to more than a house wife, typical for the women in that area to marry a steel worker and maybe work checkout at a local grocery part time. Several times she has had to compete and lost positions to men because some of the physical requirement in the lower levels of her field were physically demanding and the doubted her abilities despite mostly being paperwork jobs.

    I have male friends that have made good from small poor town WV. Several have degrees and some run their own companies based on trade school or similar experience and do better than several of us here combined. I am working on building my own little empire in the shooting world, and T is taking this site and making it something amazing that can be a base or springboard for his own empire.

    The women haven’t won, or rather feminazis haven’t won. When an oilfield worker can make more than some CEO’s in some instances, when a mechanic can make enough to buy a Mercedes and live in a half million dollar home and still not be above his means (my neighbor), when a guy like me can do what he loves, and meet the right people to start something he loves to do AND make money at it, it proves it’s not about others holding you down, it’s about you LETTING others hold you down.

    Take chances, make mistakes, get messy. They say that almost every episode of one of my daughters favorite shows, it applies to your entire life if you want more than what you have right now.

    See that article not as a win for someone else, but as them trying to change the optics of the world to see a win where there isn’t one.

    you make some awesome points. Im 40 years old, and by most measurable standards, you could say Im a failure, but I don't feel like that. Ive had experiences that many or most even, haven't. Ive worked on a presidential campaign, boxed, went on the road with a metal band, slept with beautiful women, done all kinds of cool shit. and you know what, I wouldn't have traded it for a 9 to 5 and stability, I really wouldn't.
  • And that, Tackleberry, is what matters in the end. Are you happy where you are, where you were, and where you’re going?

    As Meatloaf says, 2 out of 3 ain’t bad, so work for 2 and strive for 3, and always remember, you can’t take anything but memories and experiences with you when you die. Anything earthly stays here, no matter what you believe.
  • hey I just told my sister, Im back in the hood, and back working in a restaurant, and about to go to county for a couple months....and Im not trippin. Ive had money and status as a mid level player(on th efeds radar), I will probably be wealthy at one point again(and then poor again), and I aint trippin
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