Everyone is against bigotry. Not everyone practices what he preaches.
Bigotry against Christians is commonly practiced. No one much cares.
In schools boys are being systematically downgraded in favor of girls. No one much cares about it, either.
When they go out into the world beyond their homes, boys are being taught that the system is rigged against them. They are being taught that success is not rewarded. They are being taught that feminine behavior is more valued than masculine behavior.
It didn’t start yesterday. People did not start pointing it out yesterday. Christina Hoff Sommers has written extensively about it. Susan Walsh at Hooking Up Smart has exposed it. Even your humble blogger has opined about the topic.
Yesterday, Walsh posted again about the problem. She reported on a recent study that quantified the extent of the bias. The study compared the scores that boys and girls achieved in aptitude tests and the grades they were awarded by their teachers.
The results demonstrated that schoolteachers are prejudiced against boys. When teachers do not just grade on performance, but include a number of intangible qualities that girls are more likely to possess, they are acting as bigots.
Boys are, in Walsh’s words, punished for being boys.
Walsh points out, however, that some boys receive more favorable treatment. If their mannerisms are more effeminate boys not subjected to the anti-male bias.
None of this comes as a revelation. One can only wonder why American parents have been cowed into allowing this prejudice to be inflicted on their sons.