The war against boys the following is a 2-part discussion of christina hoff sommers' may 2000 atlantic monthly article the war against boys, in which she claims that feminists have overstated girls' problems in/with school and that boys are the ones who are really shortchanged. A war against boys a war against boys michael kimmel &squarf fall 2006 doug anglin isn’t likely to flash across the radar screen at an ivy league admissions office a seventeen-year-old senior at milton high school, a suburb outside boston, anglin has a b-minus average and plays soccer and baseball. Kimmel: i can think of no differences than growth and anatomical differences that are hardwired into all boys and no girls, and all girls and no boys mr wattenberg: that’s not the question.
The war on boys refers to the rise of women in the last century kimmel uses numbers and statistics of how men are more likely to get into trouble, hurt people and less likely to get a degree compared to women. According to recent studies, boys score as well as or better than girls on most standardized tests, yet they are far less likely to get good grades, take advanced classes or attend college we asked prominent gender warriors, michael kimmel and christina hoff sommers, to hash this one through in huffpost's latest let's talk feature. A war against boys the main theme of this essay is that the classroom structure is viewed as feminized and, therefore, detrimental to the education of males the article how boys and girls learn differently by carol kaufmann mentioned.
The longman reader (pg 543-549) in the short story, a war against boys by michael kimmel starts out to be about a male student that made good grades and played sports had sued the school system for discriminating boys. Summary 1: a war against boys this story a war against boys by michael kimmel is how schools show sex discrimination between male and females according to the passage half of the boys are more likely to repeat a grade in elementary school a third of them are likely to drop out of high school.
Michael: not at all i'm not interested in raising boys to be more like girls any more than i want girls to be raised more like boys the question itself assumes that there is a way to raise boys that is different from the way we raise girls to me this is stereotypic thinking. A war against boys, by michael kimmel the longman reader (pg 543-549) in the short story, a war against boys by michael kimmel starts out to be about a male student that made good grades and played sports had sued the school system for discriminating boys. Michael kimmel but encouraging this definition of masculinity is part of the problem, not the solution, to the issues facing boys countless surveys suggest that young boys today still subscribe to a traditional notion of masculinity, stressing the suppression of emotion, stoic resolve, aggression, power, success, and other stereotypic features.
A war against boys by michael kimmel by now, you've probably heard there's a war against boys in america the latest heavily-hyped right-wing fusillade against feminism, led by christina hoff sommers's new book of that title,.
« back to is there a war against boys main page transcript for: is there a war against boys think tank with host ben wattenberg saturday, july 29, 2000 announcer: funding for think tank is. A war against boys michael kimmel michael kimmel is the author of manhood in america and, most recently, the gendered society (oxford university press) he teaches sociology at suny stony brook by now, you've probably heard there's a war against boys in america.