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If all concerns about young male lives are reflexively framed as misogyny and toxic masculinity, what is humane about this harassment of their striving and initiative? As I mentioned above, such things as #MeToo only inhibit social power possibilities (and existential woes) of only-so-much-privileged guys. This feminism is just a form of deluding "surplus" males -- something does it in nearly almost society.

What is nice about this:

Boys left to fail at school because attempts to help them earn wrath of feminists ...

by das monde on Sat Nov 17th, 2018 at 09:01:57 PM EST
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Much too easy to put blame on "feminist" activity.

Boys left to fail at school because attempts to help them earn wrath of feminists, says ex-UCAS chief  

Ms Curnock Cook praised the new higher education regulator for starting to highlight the underrepresentation of white working class boys at university, by listing them as a target group for outreach activities.

"But it's too late to say `you have to admit more poor white boys to university'. The reason why their particular admission rate is lower is because they have fallen behind in education. It starts in the early years and gets worse over time," she said.

Boys are also more likely to be expelled from school than girls, according to the Department for Education's most recent figures, with the permanent exclusion rate for boys over three times higher than that for girls.

In the past five years, more than twice as many male university students committed suicide than their female peers, despite there being fewer male students.

○ Head of UCAS says private school pupils are 'sleepwalking' through same education experience as their parents
Men's rights movement
Intelligence Report Article Provokes Fury Among Men's Rights Activists | SPLC |

The last issue of the SPLC's Intelligence Report presented a scathing portrait of "a hard-line fringe" of the Men's Rights Movement (MRM): "women haters whose fury goes well beyond criticism of the family court system, domestic violence laws, and false rape accusations," whose rage is "directed at all women, not only perceived feminists."

In Dutch education system, Moroccan boys are doing poorer than the girls. It's a cultural thing in the immigration group of Moroccan families. And I speak from personal experience in addition to the attempt to get Moroccan boys to enter vocational education. Girls are doing much better in the languages and overall Dutch education. That's become a problem as the boys become young men and don't want to marry a "Western" Moroccan girl in The Netherlands. The young men return to Morocco to pick a partner and the cyclus starts from zero once again: poorly educated, doesn't speak the language and is conservative about the religion of Islam.

Related reading ...

Dichtbij de jongens uit de Schilderswijk
Aanpak onderwijsachterstanden | Dutch Gov. Minister of Education |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sun Nov 18th, 2018 at 03:11:01 AM EST
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There are not many tolerated (though largely ignored) critics of the feminist (yes, feminist) onslaught on boys' prospects.

I quoted this before:

But the truth is boys have been systematically feminized for the past 3-4 generations. Boys are taught like defective girls. Since the 1970s it is increasingly women who have dominated academia from kindergarten to doctorate degrees. [...] School and teaching became 'for girls' and the educational landscape shifted to teaching styles that girls were most benefited in.

In that shift the idea that boys might be disadvantaged had little bearing, but overtime the conditions of teaching 'to girls' defined the teaching style as the correct style. In fact, teaching in a way that girls learn best, and disciplining boys for not learning this way, is no longer a style -- it is just the way children are taught. Boys and men today are the product of female teachers who actively advantage girls at the expense of boys. So normalized is this teaching that boys disrupting the advantaging of girls in class is something we've decided needs to be medicinally curbed. Boys being boys is diagnosed as an illness and drugs are prescribed so as to sedate them long enough for the girls to learn.

by das monde on Sun Nov 18th, 2018 at 11:26:07 AM EST
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Oh fuck off. Seriously.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sun Nov 18th, 2018 at 03:18:23 PM EST
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You go to Fukuoka.
by das monde on Mon Nov 19th, 2018 at 04:53:36 PM EST
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