Teacher’s comment on boy’s homework: “beautifully written! for a boy!”


I was recently alerted to a tweet by a mother who was looking over her third grade son’s homework: While it is true that boys overall have fallen behind girls in terms of literacy concepts, it should be obvious that this kind of rhetoric is not helping. One would hope that a teacher – of all people – would know this. ...

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Can the push for colleges to investigate sexual assault lead to murder? A law enforcement perspective.


In August of last year I authored an article on the issue of college campuses conducting their own investigation of sexual assault allegations; “The Current Push for Colleges to Investigate Allegations of Sexual Assault can hurt valid cases: A Law Enforcement Perspective,” that was published on a host of sites. My comments; based on three decades in law enforcement and ...

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Gabe Senecal thinks all male students should be Feminists


Gabe Senecal at The University of Saskatchewan has written an article at The Sheaf, the university’s student newpaper, that is so off-base that it practically demands correction. If you are so inclined (and I hope you are), please go tell him what’s up in the comments section of his article. We’ll be debunking his article here, of course. Gabe starts off: ...

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Study: male med students “more confident, but less accurate”


A study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (see a breakdown at the American Academy of Family Physicians) recently looked at how confident and accurate male and female students are when engaging in educational technology on mobile platforms. The data is not especially damning or uplifting one way or the other, but they are open for a bit of interpretation and have ...

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Fundamentally dishonest: “The Hunting Ground” movie distorts the truth and shortchanges victims


WASHINGTON / March 3, 2015 – SAVE, a national organization working to end sexual assault, is criticizing the recently released movie The Hunting Ground for presenting false statistics, offering a one-side portrayal of the problem, and failing to call for greater police involvement in campus sex cases. Produced by CNN Films, The Hunting Ground purports to be a documentary. In ...

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Are female teachers biased against boys? Are male math teachers just better? Let’s look at some research.


Thomas Dee is a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Today we’ll be looking at an article of his, published in Education Next in 2006, that purports to address the causes of boys’ underachievement in most subjects, and women’s underachievement relative to boys in math and science. Dr. Dee’s analysis comes from looking at data from the National Education Longitudinal Survey ...

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How much does it cost a school to implement a father involvement program? You might be surprised.


You may have heard of the group Dads of Great Students (D.O.G.S.), which sometimes goes by the name Watch DOGS. I covered it almost exactly a year ago. This is a program that brings in “fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by ...

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Zen Men will die without volunteers


The new Zen Men LLC (ZM) is one of the most successful men’s rights ventures in academia, which is why it hurts me to say that if I cannot build a dedicated managerial team by May 1st, I have to allow Zen Men to expire. No, this is not me quitting, this is Zen Men being too big of a ship to run without a crew. When I say “I can’t do ...

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Prejudice exposed: Tracy Crawford of Roots ‘N Wings Montessori


Recently men's advocates were alerted to the comments of a Montessori school director on the website Quora in which she openly stated that she refused to hire male teachers, assuming them all by default to be potential sexual predators. She was never publicly identified...until today. Join me in exposing this administrator! Links to the school's Google+ Reviews and Yelp reviews pages are in the article.

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A Men’s Rights Case for Affirmative Consent policy?


Could there be a benefit to men via Affirmative Consent policies? New AVFMS contributor Michael Tinson thinks so. Here's what he has to say.

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