The High Cost of Twerking

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Confession: I’m a middle age white guy.  I don’t know a Twerk from Tweak.  I didn’t watch Miley Cyrus’ performance on the Video Music Awards nor did I go to youtube to see what all the commotion was about (nor did I want to).  (My big entertainment excitement comes when Barry Manilow appears live at the White House 4th of July special on PBS!)  But all the buzz about Miley’s Twerk serves as a provocative metaphor for the continued sexualization of our daughters and the high cost to them…and to ou … [Read more...]

The High Cost of Bored Boys

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The central problem of every society is to define appropriate roles for its men. --Anthropologist Margaret Mead Over the last several months we have witnessed far too many stories about “bad” boys—boys setting off a bomb at the Boston marathon; a boy taking up a weapon to shoot his fellow students; to name a few.  But what makes this latest “bad” boys crime so shocking—the shooting of an Australian man—is the seemingly cavalier attitude of the shooters.  They were bored.These boys certainl … [Read more...]

Does Anyone Care Anymore About Boys?: A New Blog About Boys for People Who Do Care About Boys

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Did you know that:Boys are falling behind girls in almost every area of education? 70% of all D’s and F’s are given to boys? 85% of stimulant addressing drugs prescribed in the world are prescribed to US boys?Did you know that a generation ago the US government invested over 100 million dollars into getting girls caught up to boys in school, but so far has invested nothing in getting our boys caught up?Did you know that on March 11, 2009, the White House issued a press release an … [Read more...]


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