This is a series and we’re looking at how the feminization of our society is destroying our kids and our nation. Our lives are being turned into a laboratory for politically correctness, a place where the feminist bullies are pushing every envelope they can find to turn the nation into something that likely has the founders to spin in their graves. Our schools have become an especially deadly place for our kids, especially our sons.
[B]oys across America are losing ground. It’s a situation so dire that three dozen national experts have formed a bipartisan commission to bolster their proposal that President Obama establish a White House Council on Boys and Men. There’s already one for females, focused on education, health and career.
The proposal and the research backing it say boys are at a crisis point in education, in physical and emotional health, in employment and in the lack of dads participating in their lives. Boys are losing ground in schools geared to how girls learn and too many are growing up without male mentors in either homes or classrooms. Name a daunting number — higher suicide rates, how many drop out of high school or graduate from college or even take medication for attention deficit — and girls fare better than boys.
Part 1: Absolutely No Heroes Allowed
Briar MacLean was sitting in class during a study period Tuesday, the teacher was on the other side of the room and, as Grade 7 bullies are wont to do, one kid started harassing another.
“I was in between two desks and he was poking and prodding the guy,” Briar, 13, said at the kitchen table of his Calgary home Friday.
“He put him in a headlock, and I saw that.”
He added he didn’t see the knife, but “I heard the flick, and I heard them say there was a knife.”
The rest was just instinct. Briar stepped up to defend his classmate, pushing the knife-wielding bully away.
The teacher took notice, the principal was summoned and Briar went about his day. It wasn’t until fourth period everything went haywire.
“I got called to the office and I wasn’t able to leave until the end of the day,” he said.
That’s when Leah O’Donnell, Briar’s mother, received a call from the vice-principal.
“They phoned me and said, ‘Briar was involved in an incident today,’” she said. “That he decided to ‘play hero’ and jump in.”
Ms. O’Donnell was politely informed the school did not “condone heroics,” she said. Instead, Briar should have found a teacher to handle the situation.
“I asked: ‘In the time it would have taken him to go get a teacher, could that kid’s throat have been slit?’ She said yes, but that’s beside the point. That we ‘don’t condone heroics in this school.’ ”
Yes, this took place in Canada. But don’t think for one second that it won’t be happening all of this country.
Interesting, isn’t it, that the school disciplines the boy who possibly saved the life of his friend at the risk of his own while there’s nary a word about the bully with the knife. Would you want your child in a school with a policy that says your child’s life is less important than making sure nobody acts like “a hero” to save him?
Putting your children in public school is tantamount to child abuse.