I love this comment by fabiusthedelayer at the Atlantic in response to Christina Hoff Sommers article How to Make Schools Better for Boys:
I recently appeared on MSNBC’s The Cycle to discuss the new edition of my book The War Against Boys: How Misguided Policies are Harming Our Young Men. The four hosts were having none of it. A war on boys? They countered with the wage gap and the prominence of men across the professions. One of them concluded, “I don’t think the patriarchy is under any threat.”
The MSNBC skeptics are hardly alone in dismissing the plight of boys and young men. Even those who acknowledge that boys are losing in school argue that they’re winning in life. But the facts are otherwise. American boys across the ability spectrum are struggling in the nation’s schools, with teachers and administrators failing to engage their specific interests and needs. This neglect has ominous implications not only for the boy’s social and intellectual development but for the national economy, as policy analysts are just beginning to calculate.
MSNBC, like so many other news outlets just doesn’t get it on this particular issue. And other times, they (kind of) do.