The Right Coast

January 23, 2006
Boy issues
By Tom Smith

This is a real problem. Sometime in the last ten or fifteen years, we seemed to have tipped into a very boy-unfriendly society. At my kids' Catholic academy, it is routine for there to be only one or two boys out of dozen honors students at a grade level. Recess is so highly regulated that the boy play we grew up with is long gone. No tag. Nothing at all rough. No dodgeball. On and on. Public schools are even worse, I hear.

We are (planning on) sending our boys to an all boys Catholic high school. Strangely, the feminist revolution or whatever it is, has made the case for all male education stronger than ever before.