Saturday, April 10, 2010

Fighting back

There is some pushback in the war against men and boys. At least misandry is being talked about. Maybe a men's studies program maybe a good counter to the man hating women's studies programs. I am sure the third wave feminists will object. Their goal is a world with oppressed men and boys. Some of these radicals would refuse to raise male children and probably abort male babies. Fortunately most women still love their fathers, sons and brothers. Unfortunately this radica group has taken over academia.

While not exactly an endangered species, men are in danger of becoming an underclass, the panel of PhDs specializing in boys and men warned.

In the latest recession, 82% of pink slips handed out in the United States went to men, and a good chunk of those jobs won't be coming back. Boys and young men commit suicide at a rate of more than four times that of girls and young women. Boys are far more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD and put on Ritalin. In the United States, women outlive men by an average of seven years. In Eastern Europe the gap is 15 years. At universities in the United States and Canada, women make up about 60% of the student population, men only 40%, a dramatic reversal from the early days of feminism.

Amid this growing divide between the sexes, 90% of the academic resources for gender studies are devoted to women, said Prof. Edward Stephens, chairman of the newly launched Foundation for Male Studies, which aims to raise US$2-million or more to endow a chair for the discipline at a major university.

"What are the ethics of devoting 90% of academic resources to one gender?" he asked the gathering and the roughly 250 participants listening in via videoconference. "What are the unintended consequences of the failure of our academic institutions to consider the 21st century needs of males?"

1 comment:

natasha said...

"Boys are far more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD and put on Ritalin."

That one point in particular has always been a sore spot for me. It's often teachers that will recommend Ritalin to parents -- to me, that amounts to practicing medicine without a license.

My dad always said they're just lazy teachers. I think that's an over-simplification. Most teachers, especially in the younger grades, are women. The push to put boys on Ritalin is all part of the ongoing feminization of society. These female teachers want to turn active, rambunctious boys into docile little girls, probably because they're easier to manage (guess my dad might be right).

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