The War on Men, The War on Women

Female teachers are, on the whole, sexist. At least according to researchers. From HuffPo:

Female teachers mark male pupils more harshly than they do their female students, research has claimed.

Additionally, girls tend to believe male teachers will look upon them more favourably than female teaching staff, but men treat all students the same, regardless of gender.

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  1. Crow
    Matthew K. Tabor: I’m a sympathizer with the strong curriculum/good teaching argument — it’s the big stuff, for sure. But there’s a not-insignificant pile of (good) research about physical activity boosting academic performance. I utilize it myself, especially with regard to boys and young men.

    Physical activity had always been tied to the education of men traditionally (which is to say, in the aristocratic education)–the two things were thought to compliment one another. 

    But what’s hilarious about this to me is that today, due to the victory of social science (a vulgar thing with a bad conscience) we are compelled to have to present data points from a study to demonstrate what the Greeks knew about educating men two and a half thousand years ago and did as a matter of course.

    In short, we have more “data” than our predecessors, and yet we are more than twice as stupid: we are lost generation of men who have endured a massive destruction of human intelligence and stumble about with measure tape checking how many inches high the crumbling pillars and broken porticos around us are.

  2. Matthew K. Tabor

    There’s a compelling case made by ed folks like Peg Tyre (author of “The Trouble With Boys”) and others that the American school, as it’s designed now, is a better natural fit for girls than for boys. It’s a detailed, multi-faceted argument — and anyone interested should check out her work, starting with her 2006 piece in Newsweek.

    As cognitive science advances and we learn about the paces at which boys’ and girls’ brains develop, the argument gets even more interesting. In middle school, for example, there’s generally a strong focus on organization, multi-tiered projects, homework, etc. The part of the brain that controls executive function develops more slowly in boys than girls, so giirls naturally have an easier time in a system that depends on executive function.

    That’s the tip of the iceberg.

    It’s important to remember, though, that what we’re seeing here is unlikely to be outright discrimination and more of a symptom of the system in which teachers and kids are functioning.

  3. BrentB67

    Does this explain why it is that when a male teacher has improper/sexual relations with a female student he receives years of prison time, but if a female teacher has an improper relationship with a male student the kid gets a high five from his bro’s and the teacher gets probation, a spread in Maxim, and a book deal? (exaggerating about the Maxim photo spread, I think).

  4. Paul A. Rahe
    C

    There is something to the case that Suzanne Venker is arguing. At American universities, the male-female ration is approaching 40-60. Not good for the girls, obviously. Not good for the guys either.

    If young women are becoming increasingly anxious and young men are increasingly indifferent, there is a reason.

  5. BrentB67
    Paul A. Rahe: There is something to the case that Suzanne Venker is arguing. At American universities, the male-female ration is approaching 40-60. Not good for the girls, obviously. Not good for the guys either.

    Not good for guys either? Huh? No wonder it is taking guys 5+ years get an undergrad degree. If this was the ratio when I was in school I would probably still be there.

  6. flownover

    Maybe the boys aren’t allowed to grow up and learn ?

    Can anyone dig up the stat on whether boy students in public schools are medicated more frequently than girl students ? 

    Beyond the grades, there is another campaign underway in the anti-boy campaign being waged . The amount of drugs and the ages of the subjects is pretty scary stuff. Look at this:

    Adderal amphetamine 3 and older

    Adderall X R amphetamine 6 and older

    Concerta methylphenidate 6 and older

    Daytrana methylphenidate patch6 and older

    Desoxyn methamphetamine hydrochloride6 and older

    Dexedrine dextroamphetamine3 and older

    Dextrostat dextroamphetamine3 and older

    Focalin dexmethylphenidate6 and older

    Focalin XR dexmethylphenidate 6 and older

    Metadate ER methylphenidate 6 and older

    Metadate CD methylphenidate 6 and older

    Methylin methylphenidate 6 and older

    Ritalin methylphenidate6 and older

    Ritalin SR methylphenidate 6 and older

    Ritalin LA methylphenidate6 and older

    Strattera atomoxetine6 and older

    Vyvanselis dexamfetamine dimesylate6 and older

    I have known some shady characters in my life and some of them would break into a drugstore to have some of the drugs listed above. Serious drugs here folks.The government loves this program of course. Why ? Can’t imagine it has anything to do with future productivity or preparedness.

  7. DocJay
    BrentB67

    Paul A. Rahe: There is something to the case that Suzanne Venker is arguing. At American universities, the male-female ration is approaching 40-60. Not good for the girls, obviously. Not good for the guys either.

    Not good for guys either? Huh? No wonder it is taking guys 5+ years get an undergrad degree. If this was the ratio when I was in school I would probably still be there. · 0 minutes ago

    Oh to be young again and carefree.  My almost 18 year old is applying to schools (as an ROTC kid) and is curious how much he will have to play down his conservatism to attract women.  I told him to be who he is and leave the feminazis to their own piranha pool.  

     This hook up culture seems so very empty to me.  Women are being told to be something that many of them are not meant to be and when they look for the security that comes with a good man they find slim pickings.    

  8. Schrodinger

    Maybe that explains this:

    Though the Josephson Institute survey suggested overall improvement, it found that boys are more likely than girls to engage in dishonest conduct. Forty-five percent of boys said they believe “a person has to lie and cheat at least occasionally sometimes in order to succeed,” compared with 28% of girls.

    http://www.freep.com/article/20121125/FEATURES01/121125009

     

    The law of unintended consequences and be careful what you wish for.

     

    They sow the wind, And reap the whirlwind.

    Hosea 8:7

     

     

  9. BrentB67
    DocJay

    BrentB67

    Paul A. Rahe: There is something to the case that Suzanne Venker is arguing. At American universities, the male-female ration is approaching 40-60. Not good for the girls, obviously. Not good for the guys either.

    Not good for guys either? Huh? No wonder it is taking guys 5+ years get an undergrad degree. If this was the ratio when I was in school I would probably still be there. · 0 minutes ago

    Oh to be young again and carefree.  My almost 18 year old is applying to schools (as an ROTC kid) and is curious how much he will have to play down his conservatism to attract women.  I told him to be who he is and leave the feminazis to their own piranha pool.  

     This hook up culture seems so very empty to me.  Women are being told to be something that many of them are not meant to be and when they look for the security that comes with a good man they find slim pickings.     · 1 minute ago

    All my best to your son in his ROTC application. That was the path I took. Never underestimate the attraction of a uniform on campus.

  10. ConservativeWanderer

    We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and then bid the geldings to be fruitful.

    As with so many other things, C. S. Lewis had it right.

  11. Timothy Patton
    Paul A. Rahe: There is something to the case that Suzanne Venker is arguing. At American universities, the male-female ration is approaching 40-60. Not good for the girls, obviously. Not good for the guys either.

    In the Caribbean it’s the same way and well beyond a 40-60 ratio.  Women are educated, but then often start families.  Men on the other hand tend not to pursue higher ed. which, at least temporarily  leaves a gap in the skilled workforce.

  12. Palaeologus
    flownover: Maybe the boys aren’t allowed to grow up and learn ?

    Can anyone dig up the stat on whether boy students in public schools are medicated more frequently than girl students ? 

    From 2003, a CDC analysis of a NSCH (National Survey of Children’s Health) survey.

    ADHD diagnosis was reported approximately 2.5 times more frequently among males than females (Fig 1)

    If you check the link marked fig 1, you’ll (unsurprisingly) see some pretty significant disparities in treatment by gender as well as diagnosis.

  13. DocJay
    Palaeologus

    flownover: Maybe the boys aren’t allowed to grow up and learn ?

    Can anyone dig up the stat on whether boy students in public schools are medicated more frequently than girl students ? 

    From 2003, a CDC analysis of a NSCH (National Survey of Children’s Health) survey.

    ADHD diagnosis was reported approximately 2.5 times more frequently among males than females (Fig 1)

    If you check the link marked fig 1, you’ll (unsurprisingly) see some pretty significant disparities in treatment by gender as well as diagnosis. · 5 minutes ago

    Edited 2 minutes ago

    The girls have more ADD without the hyperactivity and get less attention.  

    Rambunctious boys in no need of medication have been targeted for years by the teaching establishment.  

  14. EThompson
    flownover: Maybe the boys aren’t allowed to grow up and learn ?

    Full disclosure– I am not a parent– (quelle surprise!), but am a very devoted aunt to two delightfully wild nephews/hockey players. They attend excellent schools and get good grades, but if I hear one more thing about ADD, I may have to shoot somebody. Perhaps DocJay could give me some advice?

    Kidding… sorta…

    I know we’re not supposed to indulge in conspiracist theories on Rico, but I do wonder at the intense effort by some to feminize male children.

    And don’t even get me started about pink ribbons on NFL players…

  15. JamesAtkins

    Have you seen the conservative girls at conferences on C-Span…huba huba. Your young man will have No problems

    DocJay

    BrentB67

    Paul A. Rahe: There is something to the case that Suzanne Venker is arguing. At American universities, the male-female ration is approaching 40-60. Not good for the girls, obviously. Not good for the guys either.

    Not good for guys either? Huh? No wonder it is taking guys 5+ years get an undergrad degree. If this was the ratio when I was in school I would probably still be there. · 0 minutes ago

    Oh to be young again and carefree.  My almost 18 year old is applying to schools (as an ROTC kid) and is curious how much he will have to play down his conservatism to attract women.  I told him to be who he is and leave the feminazis to their own piranha pool.  

     This hook up culture seems so very empty to me.  Women are being told to be something that many of them are not meant to be and when they look for the security that comes with a good man they find slim pickings.     · 34 minutes ago

  16. Matthew K. Tabor
    Paul, re: your analysis of the male/female education gap – http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121030093739.htm

    For those of you who are truly courageous, there’s some compelling/interesting stuff in women’s magazines about how well-educated women are faring in a sea of male dummies (I swim in those waters).

    Paul A. Rahe: There is something to the case that Suzanne Venker is arguing. At American universities, the male-female ration is approaching 40-60. Not good for the girls, obviously. Not good for the guys either.

    If young women are becoming increasingly anxious and young men are increasingly indifferent, there is a reason. · 59 minutes ago

  17. SMatthewStolte
    Rob Long: … Well, sure, after being graded unfairly by a lot of angry female teachers, who would want to get married to one? · · 1 hour ago

    Is that why you’re single?

  18. Palaeologus
    DocJay

    Palaeologus

    flownover:

    Can anyone dig up the stat on whether boy students in public schools are medicated more frequently than girl students ? 

    From 2003, a CDC analysis of a NSCH (National Survey of Children’s Health) survey.

    ADHD diagnosis was reported approximately 2.5 times more frequently among males than females (Fig 1)

    If you check the link marked fig 1, you’ll (unsurprisingly) see some pretty significant disparities in treatment by gender as well as diagnosis.

    The girls have more ADD without the hyperactivity and get less attention.  

    Rambunctious boys in no need of medication have been targeted for years by the teaching establishment.  

    I’ll tell you what, I looked at that chart and saw that 6 year old boys were being doped at a similar rate to 9-11 year old girls (and at a higher rate than any other age group among girls) and thought it profoundly creepy.

    Meanwhile, as I typed this reply, I heard my wife from upstairs who is giving my son a bath:

    Hey! What are you doing? You pee in the potty, not on the floor.

    Obviously, it’s time for a prescription.

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