We're Loving on Slate Today
posted by Amy
Ann Hulbert, whose book Raising America: Experts, Parents, and a Century of Advice About Children could also be subtitled The Experts Don't Know Anything and You're Better Off Not Buying Their Stupid Books, has a nice piece up on Slate.com about the current media obsession with boys falling behind in school and the bad feminists who made it happen. Here's a taste:
It's a disservice to girls to portray them as destined for diligence, as though conscientious effort were a second-rate recourse for slower or steadier minds, rather than what is really is: a crucial choice that helps ensure long-term success. And it's an even bigger disservice to boys and their college prospects to reinforce the idea that discipline and self-denial are sissy stuff.