Girls are doing better. We are getting support from infancy. We are given honor
for being girls. Even in lower areas we are given care whereas boys are given
aggressive less care for fear of coddling. Now boys from middle class are
falling behind. Teachers may show where a few boys are said to be
brilliant. This may give young girls false impression boys are smarter. Also a
part of belief boys should be strong is giving honor only on condition of
achievement. Boys not achieving are given more ridicule to make them try harder.
The total mis-treatment of boys creates lower esteem to keep them trying hard to
gain honor from others. This causes need to have right answer or shout out
answers to gain honor. As girls we are given honor for being girls.. When we see
boys trying so hard we may think they are smarter. We need to see how the few
boys have come from supportive homes. This creates a drug for those boys. As
girls we are doing better than male peers. We are taking over many areas but
since we are given honor for being girls we can find success and have wonderful
lives. However as middle class crumbles and supports drop for boys more women
will choose to take over in stem fields.
After discussing this topic with my daughters the general consensus is that
girls tend to be more attracted to guys who are smarter then them. So possibly
the girls in the study didn't believe they were as smart because they were
comparing themselves to guys they are attracted to who they believed were
smarter then them. Girls also tend to care more for the guys opinions they are
attracted to, even though they themselves are smarter than other guys, because
they are not attracted to those guys they do not consider them in the comparison
of their intelligence.
When I was in junior high and high school, they pictures and a short story about
the discovers of mathematics, physics, and Chemestry in the text books.All except one were men. The one woman was Marie Curie who discovered
radium.Men probably do have intellectual talents that women
don't or at least in greater abundance. Nothing wrong with that, women
have things that men dont.We are different, men and women.
Let's not try to be the same, but learn to appreciate ourselves as God
created us. We should appreciate these differences.
Schools are already far more geared toward a girl's education today,
leaving boys and men in the dust, especially in post secondary education. Not
only do women outnumber and outperform them, but a male is automatically deemed
a rapist on college campuses these days and must prove himself innocent before
his first day of class.But it's still not enough for our
gynocentric society. They'll keep finding ways to put men down through
their endless social engineering programs as this article suggests.It's a dizzying cascade of programs, issues, laws and support for girls
and women all day, every day in every medium imaginable in our modern
society.Anyone else as sick of it as I am?
The problem is we are teaching children to compare themselves to others--a
misguided and often unhealthy mentality to develop. I think it's more
important to teach them to compare themselves to how they used to be, or to how
they want to become, and remember that is the progress that counts, however
slow or fast we get there, and that there's always more to learn and
I'm much more worried about our boys (I have 7 daughters, and 2 sons, and I
am concerned about all my children, and love them equally). But if there is a
problem with girls' low self-perception at a certain age (or any age), why
then do girls occupy 60% of chairs in colleges & universities in the US, and
boys only 40%?My girls have more college degrees percentage wise
than their brothers do.Mormons, especially, should be more worried
about the lack of better educated males than females, especially at the college
level (everyone should, but Mormons should, especially).If we truly
believe that it is the father's primary role to provide for his family,
shouldn't men be more (and even better) educated than women in terms of
higher education?Furthermore, since US birthrates have been at
sub-replacement levels continuously since 1971, shouldn't we be much more
worried about girls not becoming wives, and mothers, and having enough children
to replace their generation (and more)? I mean, if this doesn't happen,
economically, our nation is ultimately doomed!Look at Japan. Their
nation is shrinking. And for them, that is bad!
Has anyone considered that at age 6, boys are actually smarter than girls. Then
perhaps at age 8, girls are smarter than boys? Why wouldn't different
sexes develop at slightly different rates, like they do with height etc. When
we don't want something to be true, we often don't consider it, let
alone pursue a study that would prove it.
A few weeks ago my Jr High age daughter came home and said her math teacher
(female) refused to help her understand a topic. My daughter does not shy away
from STEM subjects and so this really bothered me. We quickly called the school
to fix the problem, girls who are even mildly interested in STEM subjects
don't need extra reasons to shy away from those subjects, especially not
from a teacher!
Evidence of our media creating divisiveness with articles like this.
Of course girls see themselves as something less than boys, because feminist
activists are always saying they need to have and do every thing boys do, or
they are not "equal". It is time to recognize the value of females for
what it is. Women are far superior to boys when it comes to child baring,
performing compassionate service and managing households than boys are. Not
that there can't, or even shouldn't be some "cross over" of
some of those rolls, but women truly are unique and special. So please, all you
women activists, stop with the messages of how girls are not as good as boys.