Friday, November 01, 2013

Fred Reed: Keep those women away from our sons!

It is time to get women out of the schooling of boys. It is way past time. Women in our feminized classrooms are consigning generations of our sons to years of misery and diminished futures. The evidence is everywhere. Few dare notice it.

The feminization is real. More than seventy-five percent of teachers are women; in New York state, over ninety percent of elementary school teachers are women; in the US, over seventy percent of psychologists are women, with (sez me) the rest being doubtful. This is feminization with fangs.

I have just read Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder, by a psychologist, Enrico Gnaulati, who works with children alleged to have psychological problems in school, usually meaning boys. I decline to recommend it because of its psychobabble, its tendency to discover the obvious at great length, and its Genderallly Correct pronouns, which will grate on the literate. (I mean constructions resembling “If a student comes in, tell him or her that he or she should put his or her books in his or her locker”) However, a serious interest in the subject justifies slogging through the prose. (The statistics above are from the book.)

The relevent content is that women are making school hell for boys, that they have turned normal boyish behavior, such as enjoyment of rough-housing, into psychiatric “personality disorders.” They are doping boys up, forcing them into behavior utterly alien to them, and sending them to psychiatrists if they don´t conform to standards of behavior suited to girls. The result is that boy children hate school and do poorly (despite, as Gnaulati, says, having higher IQs). This is no secret for anyone paying attention, but  Gnaulati  makes it explicit.
Read the rest here.


rick allen said...

"The feminization is real. More than seventy-five percent of teachers are women"

Even worse, 100% of mothers are! No wonder we are all so feminized!

Caeremonarius said...

Yes, but ideally, the home would have a balancing effecting from a father. At school, the female teacher rules unopposed.

The increase in single-mom households is probably contributing the the feminzation process, as well. (Of course, we're not supposed to notice -- let alone mention -- that!)

Anonymous said...

It helps to know something about what you are writing about if you are going to publish it. Most of his complaints appear to be with a worldview shared by the education establishment exclusive of gender.

Nor does it appear to be generally true: plenty of generations of young gentlemen were educated by women in single room schools and turned out just fine. Or educated by Catholic nuns more or less exclusively.

And of course, the all boys school with all male teachers has its dysfunction as well: the English boarding school served to institutionalize adolescent sodomy for several generations.

In reality, young men are being so hyper sexualized by the media and internet, that quite the opposite is happening. Unchecked highly sexualized masculine aggression and the reduction of girls to objects fit almost exclusively to be used appears to be the norm today. So, yes, young men are suffering from multiple forms of dysfunctional socializations. None of that is a product of exposure to female teachers.

Archimandrite Gregory said...

Perhaps this article is paying the blame game. since the fifties, all social problems are seen as the direct result of overbearing mothers and weak or abusive fathers. While both contribute to the ill formation of the character of the child, many other factors enter in. From what i am seeing the implosion of our society, it lack of maral imperatives, the triumph of situational ethics, lack of clear understanding of gneder identity or purpose seem to be the real contributers to the downfall of childrem. Frankly the loss of the spiritual/religious convictions within mainstream society, with an arbitrary and somewhat capricious dislocation from what were healthy sense of one's personhood, made in the mage and likeness of God. Without this theological dimension mankind descends into the abyss of nothing more than a highly inteligent animal, living only for the here and now. And one wonders why depression ad suicde are on the rise?

Jeremy said...

As a male teacher myself, I think Fred Reed has a point here. Not that women shouldn't be teacher -- he's definitely gone overboard there, but that seems to be his nature.

I have a 5th grade boy student who has been diagnosed with (ODD) oppositional defiance disorder. The kid is just a normal boy with a healthy self-confidence, lack of inhibition, and an extra dose of boldness. These are all qualities that we admire in adults. In an earlier age they would be said to be the qualities of greatness. But apparently our society is not interested in fostering greatness in the next generation, instead we seem to be more interested in socializing well-behaved and unresistant subjects who will bend to the will of the state.