What ever happened to letting “boys be boys?” Take these two cases: In one, a seven-year-old boy was sent home for nibbling a Pop Tart into a gun. In another, a teacher was so alarmed by a picture drawn by a student (of a sword fight), that the boy’s parents were summoned in for a conference. In short, boys in America’s schools are routinely punished for being active, competitive, and restless. In other words, boys can no longer be boys. Christina Hoff Sommers, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, explains how we can change this.
Note: The effeminizing/demasculating of males (and the masculating/defeminizing of women) is a massive problem in Western Society. I won’t belabour this point given, as stated, that this was one of the scheduled videos before my new direction post, and I don’t want to focus on the negative. Simply put, what we need to do is esteem and promote positive (traditional) masculinity and femininity rather than give ear or platform to that which detracts, and distracts, from it.