The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men

The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men by Christina Hoff Sommers 0684849569 9780684849560
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Its a bad time to be a boy in America. As the century drew to a close, the defining event for American girls was the triumph of the U.S. womens soccer team. For boys, the symbolic event was the mass killing at Columbine High School. <P> It would seem that boys in our society are greatly at risk. Yet the best-known studies and the academic experts say that its girls who are suffering from a decline in self-esteem. Its girls, they say, who need extra help in school and elsewhere in a society that favors boys. The problem with boys is that they are boys, say the experts. We need to change their nature. We have to make them more like...girls. <P> These arguments dont hold up to scrutiny, says Christina Hoff Sommers in this provocative, fascinating book. She analyzes the work of the leading academic experts, Carol Gilligan and William Pollack, and finds it lacking in scientific rigor. There is no girl crisis, says Sommers. Girls are outperforming boys academically, and girls self-esteem is no different from boys. Boys lag behind girls in reading and writing ability, and they are less likely to go to college. <P> The girl crisis h

Author: Christina Hoff Sommers

Language: English

Edition: First edition.

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 256

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 2000-06-01


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