Because the modern male is struggling and there is a lot we can do about it
Consider the male presentation in early childhood tv shows and books. It is hard to find positive male role models in newer productions. If we want males to grow into a positive contributors to more diverse and equitable gender roles, we need to show them how from their earliest experiences.
You're missing the mark on solutions because you haven't figured out the cause. A little common sense often goes a long way where science fails. What is the reason for the gender gap in higher education? Once you hear the answer it will seem obvious. In autistic children there is a gender gap of somewhere between 4:1 at most and 2:1 at least, with males being more susceptible. The cause of autism is environmental toxins, which may include vaccines. So males are more susceptible to brain damage from environmental toxins than females. There is a spectrum of levels of brain damage in autism, so it should be obvious that there is going to be subclinical brain damage that occurs in males at a higher rate than females which will inevitably lead to a gender gap in higher education. The bottom line is we have to stop poisoning our children. There is a CDC whistleblower, William Thompson, that revealed that the CDC destroyed evidence that concluded that African American males are 3x more likely to end up with autism from the MMR vaxxine. The CDC has lost all credibility. That's a fight you might not be ready for, but if you really care about boys and men, you need to stand up for the truth.
One item that has come up a lot lately is the role of social media and dating apps and the negative impacts they're having on young adults and especially males.
Is this addressed in the book or in the newsletter?
I find it interesting that this is a problem now that it's a problem for whites. We've been seeing these kinds of problems with males in the African American community since the 1970's.
Richard, I have not read your book, but I have listened to a recent podcast in which you talk about it. Unable to write myself, I want to that you hugely for it. I am mother to 3 boys & identity so much with their struggles that I am really only seeing now in their young adulthood, as they struggle with the reality of being in the big wide world, getting a job, a partner..
There are so many truths in what you say about maleness, they live in the present far more than women, there are so many times I have wished to think like that, their lives seemed so less complicated. And happy! Until now. They are lost...we don’t talk about it, but I know they are. They are humble & they are nice, but they are suppressed. I can feel the apologetic way they are having to go through life. Brainwashed into thinking they have white male privilege when they don’t. We don’t talk about it because I don’t want to put victim hood inside their head, but it is real & it is legitimate. My eldest has also declared himself trans. I know that this is not a particular feature of your book, but I think it is related. There is such confusion among young people regarding gender. The roles should be celebrated for what they are. Happier, lighter days. So I thank you for contributing to the discussion. It takes bravery & it shouldn’t
Hi Richard! I just listened to your podcast episode with Andrew Yang and love that this is being talked about. In talking about the differences in brain development between boys and girls, its similar to the areas of the brain that are behind developmentally (to a much stronger degree) with some neurodivergent (especially ADHD) kids. There are already many strategies that exist what can be enormously helpful for neurodivergent students that could also be helpful for everyone, and my main thought was: Has anyone looked into mainstreaming some ADHD teaching/classroom strategies that have been proven to be effective for kids with an underdeveloped executive function system as a solution? Generally ADHD friendly teaching strategies are helpful for everyone, though the benefit is of course most apparent for those who were struggling with self-management in the first place, which it seems includes the majority of boys!
The thing is even girls don’t want to go to colleges with over 60% female enrollment. 90% of females still want a male partner.
The problem is militaristic, but not exactly a war on boys and men. It's more like the Glorious Female Empire dispatching its forces to colonize and subjugate males, especially psychologically.
The result? Consider https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNb-OU0x618, a two-part 7-minute video.
Fascinating! Not having read much about this, these two observations may be superfluous, but anyway here goes.
1. Redshirting one boy is different from redshirting all the boys. The one boy becomes older than his classmates if he's the only one redshirted, but not if all are. (Of course, they all are more developed: see observation no. 2.)
2. The argument would not just be for boys to start the same system one year later: it would be for the system to be changed. The revised system would have an earlier year (pre-K) that everyone takes AND boys would start it one year older. So girls' starting age advances and boys' stays the same, and there is a more-elementary year added to the system.
My sister was advocating starting children born after October to be enrolled in the next year's class so they can socially mature. I was pushed out the door when I was 4 and had to play catch up every year until 10th grade. Noticed the difference in the kids started later, more confident, able to concentrate in class and didn't get bullied by classmates or teachers. Also, having gone through a trade school gave me a better direction in life than I had in the college prep courses in high school. To top that off, almost half of my fellow students in the trade school went off to college. Could be a function of having good male mentors along with better direction in the studies.
Glad you pushed past your reluctance to write about this. Sounds like you bring a lot of passion and knowledge to the topic.
Looking forward to reading your new book! Are any book signing or lecture events planned for the anywhere greater Washington, DC area?