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October 04, 2011

William Bennett: 'Culture' Is the Problem

I give the former education secretary points for speaking out in a CNN commentary on an obvious problem: The data does not bode well for men. In 1970, men earned 60% of all college degrees. In 1980, the figure fell to 50%, by 2006 it was 43%. Women now surpass men in college degrees by almost thre...

September 09, 2011

'End of Men' as a Sitcom

Once again, the emasculation of men is everywhere you look on fall TV, leaving some to speculate that this is a new theme -- or perhaps a theme generated by Hanna Rosin's influential Atlantic cover story, The End of Men, now coming your way as a book. Actually, Rosin's articles probably did spark so...

June 14, 2011

Why Didn't I Think Of This Title for My Book?

New book from Dan Abrams: Man Down: Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt That Women Are Better Cops, Drivers, Gamblers, Spies, World Leaders, Beer Tasters, Hedge Fund Managers, and Just About Everything Else. From the book PR: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, everyone is familiar with the tired clich...

June 14, 2011

Sperm Makers vs. Egg Makers

An essay on problematic males in the Chronicle (may need password).

October 14, 2010

A Men's Mag Not About Babes and Booze?

That's what they say the Good Men Project Magazine is all about.

October 06, 2010

Mom's favoring boys -- to their detriment

This has probably been true forever. I found it everywhere in my book research travels. Both moms and dads hold their daughters to much higher school expectations, while telling themselves boys just take longer to mature ... let him express himself in sports. What has changed over time, however, is ...

September 13, 2010

"Dangerous" School Culture Needed

Schools have become too risk averse, says this British education official. What's needed is more of a culture reflected in "The Dangerous Book for Boys."

August 30, 2010

Play Violence vs. Real Violence

How do teachers unaccustomed to dealing with boys tell the difference?

March 15, 2010

The Toxic Culture Theory

Temple University Professor Steven Zelnick lays out the theory that a coarsened culture has stripped young men of inspiration. Who could argue that popular culture has not become coarsened? And that has to hurt boys. My focus, however, remains on academics. In my book I profile schools that succeed...

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