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May. 28th, 2014 07:04 am (UTC)
I couldn't watch the War on Boys because the embedded video wasn't showing up at all, but based on the comments, isn't the problem more in the assumption that boys will naturally grow up to despise a job if they see mostly women doing it, and men's assumption that raising and teaching them is mostly women's work, than in some war on boys? It's all part of the same system of normative gender discrimination either way.
May. 28th, 2014 08:39 am (UTC)
My comment was somewhat tangential to the points made in the video. The video's main thrust was that primary schools seem to be built around the sort of things that girls like to do and are good at doing:
Books read in class are girly books - 'Little Women' etc.
Written stories that are 'confessional' get marked higher than ones with lots of action and violence.
Boys are constantly subject to disapproval for liking the sort of things that boys like.
In American schools, outdoor free time has been reduced and boys need it more than girls to work off energy.
Boys are more generally competitive than girls and removing competitive elements takes away one key incentive for them to do things better.

That sort of thing.
May. 28th, 2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
I feel slightly insulted at the video's insistence that girls are all delicate little flowers that don't want to run about, play tag or use their imaginations in story writing. I think most of the things listed in the video would benefit ALL children.
May. 29th, 2014 12:32 pm (UTC)
Whereas the world's longest-running passenger aeroplane service is on the Inverness - Kirkwall route.
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