Category Archives: The Boy Crisis

The “Mystery Measure” That Lifts Children

The “Mystery Measure” That Lifts Children by Dr. Ned Holstein (This article first appeared in the commission newsletter, The Proposal.) Despite the 50-year War on Poverty, the social safety net, and the War on Drugs, poverty and social dysfunction of … Continue reading

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“Young Voices” attends Brown and Black Forum (video)

“Young Voices” is a new program on TV/radio in which young men tell their stories of living through the boy crisis. They also attend events live in the field to listen and offer their voices. A few representatives attended the Democratic … Continue reading

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Family Structure and the Gender Gap

Following on an earlier post, the concerns about fatherless America 20 years ago, here is more recent data summarized by W. Bradford Wilcox in National Review: On October 14, Princeton University and Brookings released a new issue of The Future of Children, focused … Continue reading

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The Boy Crisis: A Sobering Look at the State of our Boys

Warren Farrell Ph.D. discusses the Boy Crisis at TEDxMarin. A few highlights: “If our very survival has been dependent on our sons’ willingness to die for us, then being sensitive to male death competes with our survival instinct.” “Dad deprived boys … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Social Workers

From Tom Golden at MenAreGood, “An Open Letter to Social Workers“, part 1: In the 1980’s and 1990’s, when I worked as a psychotherapist with many traumatized men and women, it was clear that society’s focus was to help women … Continue reading

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Updated Video: Talking the Boy Crisis with the Republican Candidates in Iowa

 

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9 Signs We Have A Boy Crisis

From CollegeStats.org, number 8 of 9: Boys are far more likely to be the victims of violent crime: A fact that goes hand-in-hand with boys’ high rate of incarceration is that they are up to five times more likely to … Continue reading

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Boy Trouble

An overview of what we call The Boy Crisis, Boy Trouble by Kay S. Hymowitz in City Journal, 2013:  When I started following the research on child well-being about two decades ago, the focus was almost always girls’ problems—their low self-esteem, lax … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Take It Out on The Kids

From Mark Sherman in Psychology Today: However, when the modern women’s movement began to turn its attention to girls – as in books like Failing at Fairness: How America’s Schools Cheat Girls(published in 1994) – they were already doing better than … Continue reading

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Guns don’t kill people–our sons do.

Warren Farrell in USA Today after the Sandy Hook shooting: We respond by blaming guns, our inattentiveness to mental health, violence in the media or video games, or family values. Yes, all are players, but our daughters are able to … Continue reading

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Why does speaking out about the issues men face always trigger such a furious reaction?

From Dan Bell of InsideMAN in The Telegraph: A few days ago I was at a party in liberal north-east London, when I was asked the inevitable question, “So, what do you do then?” It’s a question I have come … Continue reading

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Boys and Young Men: A New Cause

From the archives of Psychology Today: Boys and Young Men: A New Cause for Liberals by Mark Sherman in 2010. Even today, when someone writes about the way boys are lagging behind girls, he or she often talks about it as … Continue reading

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