From RPG’s blog commenter Sandra wrote,
The european and especially the Prussian school always required concentration, undivided attention and willingness to push trough. But now those standards have been completely undermined. There never was a time where rough housing and being active was more accepted in schools then now. But still Men cry about boys being overly strict punished for being boys. Let me tell you something: A Boy who is disruptive and loud would have been beaten some decades ago. Nowadays he gets to stand outside or has to do some lines before he starts disrupting again. Girls are better learners. Men need to accept it. Or would it be fair to punish girls for being attentive and non disruptive?
> But still Men cry about boys being overly strict punished for being boys.
Academically punished. Physical punishment – when invoked by other men, hence not an act of cross-gender humiliation – is significantly less harmful then putting a boy on drugs for “hyper-active behaviour” or punish him through grades.
The major concern is not “punishment” on its own, but preference for their own gender that female teachers demonstrate: boys are graded better by female teachers when name and gender are withheld. That artificially reduces the academical success of boys.
> Girls are better learner
I can’t remember ANY girls at our physics and mathematics faculties back in Uni. Girls are definitely better at conforming with school norms though – which does not require much of actual learning, only obedience and perseverance.
> Men need to accept it.
Open any book on the history of natural sciences and calculate the ratio of males to females among notorious scientists. Do the same for engineers, or any other profession that requires intellectual effort. Then accept the reality.
But of course, if you are a mother of a son, you can indoctrinate them with this sense of inferiority and watch them suffer through their lives.
> Academically punished.
If they are disruptive they need to be shown the error of their ways. Otherwise we will have a lot of young people who have only half an education. THEY are preventing the success of their classmates. But this is no longer done today. Today young boys run amok in class, without any kind of response from the teachers. Maybe those who are ADHD are just not fit for university.
I am of German descent. I grew up in a disciplined environment, one where kids were seen and not heard. Since I was an extreme introvert, this “not heard” part worked out rather well. I grew up as an INTJ, with the J part most definitely fostered by the environment. I quickly came to the realization that school was for intellectual development. Those who were not engaged in this activity seemed to be an odd lot to me; there were lots of kids like that.
So naturally I did all that was asked by the authorities of me. The boys in general did not always to exactly what they were told to do, but they mostly complied. The boys had three recesses per day in order to go run around and do fun boy things. It mostly worked.
Fast forward to today. From what I have seen, there are discipline problems in schools. The kids do not respect the authorities. Often they do just as they feel. Furthermore, they are not really engaged in learning. The question is “what happened”? Here are some ideas
I. Learning is now even “less cool”
II. Parents in general are not as good
III. Kids (especially boys) are saturated with TV / video games affecting their mind in less than ideal ways (i.e. the world must be flashy and exciting)
IV. There are fewer recesses
V. Kids (especially boys) play outside less often
VI. Kids have more structured lives, and do not learn to “make their own fun”
VII. Women teachers and most importantly women principals have feminized the schools
VIII. Boys realize that life is probably going to suck for them as they are not the chosen gender, and as such, really don’t care about much of anything
IV. The cultural rot from liberalism has affected everything negatively.
So, what should boys be like? How do we make it happen?