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August 28, 2012

Are Boys Failing? Are We Failing Boys?

Still think there’s a war against girls? Stay tuned. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.


In a recent Washington Times piece, Janice Crouse argues that our culture is so centered on helping girls succeed that it’s destroying boys. The result is a generation of “male losers” who are less educated, less successful and less respected than their female counterparts.

“Casual observation of popular culture,” writes Crouse, “reveals that boys and men increasingly are being portrayed negatively, in contrast to women, who invariably are seen as more competent, efficient, successful and in charge.”

Stats show that boys are expelled from preschool at four times the rate of girls, that girls dominate the valedictorian rolls, take more Advanced Placement courses and graduate high school at shockingly higher rates. And while many colleges are relaxing their entrance standards for men, there are now three women for every two men on college campuses.

Maybe there’s a boy in your life who could benefit from higher expectations? For The Point, I’m John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

Crouse: Sacrificing Boys to Promote Girls
Janice Shaw Crouse | The Washington Times | August 01, 2012

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