That's the advice to Korean mothers of boys. Sherman Dorn helpfully added this tool....


Kauffman's Ben Wildavsky, author of The Great Brain Race, always does first class research, and that's apparent in his new Foreign Policy piece about the hyped international competition we're supposed to be losing. It's a good reality check for writers like me who cite that competition in lamenting the fact that fewer males are lining up at the starting line (by earning college degrees). Actually, this doesn't change my mind about the need for men to earn degrees beyond high school, but it tempers the international aspect of that argument....


Helen Smith writing in Pajamasmedia. From the piece: I read Kay Hymowitz's new book, Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys, recently. First, the good points: Hymowitz does acknowledge that women have made great strides in our society mainly due to advances in technology and the knowledge economy that gives better jobs to those with degrees, degrees that "take years." Hymowitz has a good chapter titled "The New Girl Order" in which she admits that Americans now like girls better than boys. She does a fair job of describing some of the biases against boys, ...


I've referred before to Kay Hymowitz's new book, Manning Up, but this book merits yet another mention. I have long maintained that the social implications of the gender imbalances are the most significant and long lasting. Just check out the "marriageable mate" section in my Categories library. Here's a nice sample that ran in the WSJ....


This is one of the most under-reported stories in the country. In Britain, where are gender gaps are mirrored, the declining fortunes of working class whites is a top story. But not in this country. The Washington Post today contributes some valuable polling data about this group, one of the most pessimistic in the country. From the article: A mere 10 percent of whites without college degrees say they are satisfied with the nation's current economic situation. Most - 56 percent - say the country's best days are in the past, and more, 61 percent, say it will be a ...


Coming up April 6 at the New York Academy of Medicine. The featured speakers: * Gordon E. Finley, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Florida International University. His presentation will describe how emerging current realities and anticipated future trends will affect the role of fathers in families and children's lives. * Michael Gilbert, author of "The Disposable Male" and a senior fellow at the Annenberg Center for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California. He will speak on the current muddled state of gender affairs. * Dr. Paul Nathanson, PhD senior researcher, and Dr. Katherine Young, PhD, professor, both of the McGill ...


Really?...


David, can't you publish weekly rather than monthly? This is too valuable a resource to come around only once a month. Just work harder! Really, sleep is greatly overrated....


Confusing Ignorance with Illiteracy....


Kay Hymowitz explores her Manning Up themes in the WSJ. It all comes down to the marriageable mate issue. From the article: So where did these pre-adults come from? You might assume that their appearance is a result of spoiled 24-year-olds trying to prolong the campus drinking and hook-up scene while exploiting the largesse of mom and dad. But the causes run deeper than that. Beginning in the 1980s, the economic advantage of higher education--the "college premium"--began to increase dramatically. Between 1960 and 2000, the percentage of younger adults enrolled in college or graduate school more than doubled. In ...


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