The betrayal of our boys: They’re falling behind girls in almost every way. And, says Sarah Vine, the feminisation of society, especially our schools, is to blame.

Sarah Vine is the wife of Michael Gove MP, Justice Secretary, who is untroubled by the fact that five out of six men in British prisons wouldn’t be there, if men were treated with the same leniency as women in sentencing terms.

Our thanks to Jeff, Nigel, and one or two others for pointing us to this.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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4 Responses to The betrayal of our boys: They’re falling behind girls in almost every way. And, says Sarah Vine, the feminisation of society, especially our schools, is to blame.

  1. epistemol says:

    Even this author has been brainwashed into believing that women were ‘oppressed’ in the past and have some catching up to do – not true.
    She also subscribes to the explaination that it has simply ‘gone too far’, and ‘over compensated’.
    Since the first premise is untrue, then so is this one also.
    What we are seeing in education today is quite deliberate actions to see to it that todays boys cannot compete in tomorrows job market – thus undermining the the truthful assertion that jobs should go to the best qualified rather than being awarded to to some claimed ‘under represented group’.
    by quota. ( note that this argument will not work in reverse either )
    Thus, women WILL automatically be the ‘best qualified’ demographic – on paper.
    Society will be undermined and weakened
    so that ANY undemocratic force may come to power.
    Goodbye Enlightenment, rationality, democracy and free speech, hello 1984.
    Even the author of this article is speaking in her own self interest since she has a young son.
    I wonder if she would have written even this much otherwise.

  2. nrjnigel says:

    On the plus side the piece does identify the issues in the J4MB Manifesto and the fact that there is an ideological block being applied to even serious investigation of the issues. And it does so in a mainstream paper. For the medium term teaching will be a female dominated industry even if action were taken tomorrow. In the meantime the existing profession should not be let off the hook. Teachers should teach all pupils and students with the same concern for their welfare and achievement, whatever their sex or that of their pupils. Now the evidence is clear and public that this is not so. Next is of course to create real pressure to take action.

    • epistemol says:

      I agree with you dear nrjnigel.
      But what do you suggest over and above that which we are already doing in order to create and apply this ‘real pressure’?
      Kind regards.

  3. cadburycat says:

    I have heard parents of bright children say that State schooling is fine for girls, but they’ll live on bread and scrape to get a boy out of it – to an all boys school with male teachers and where they offer qualifications designed for the “sudden death” exam boys are suited to rather than the slow plod through coursework designed for girls.
    The achievement imbalance only appeared once the exam based “O” Level was superseded by the GCSE and it ignores bell curve theory – the top 2.5% by ability are almost invariably male.

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