On the sexualisation of children

Most of us are aware of, and concerned about, the extent to which children appear to be becoming sexualised at a younger and younger age. The contributing factors are primarily social/cultural, although physiological factors also play a role (for e.g. diet and environmental pollutants). What needs to be done, and who should be held responsible for taking whatever action is needed to address the situation?

With regards to social/cultural influences, a linkage has been established, for example, between the increasing prevalence of households in which the father is not present, and children becoming sexually active at an earlier age (Source).

Other social factors that may be relevant include the trend towards families having less children, parents delaying having children until they are older, and the increase in the proportion of families where both parents work.

Clearly we must also consider sexually predatory behaviour by some adults, together with the related issues of child sex tourism, child prostitution and trafficking. The latter is more common in developing countries, yet is nevertheless still present here in the first world. It is important to note that both men and women perpetrate and/or facilitate these crimes, and that their victims may be either male or female.

I am by no means an expert in this field, but some of the more significant influences would seem to be:

The example provided by parents, teachers, and carers, & the messages they convey regarding what constitutes appropriate values and age-appropriate behaviour

Parents make many decisions affecting children, for example, what clothes are bought/worn, what films are watched at the cinema, what magazines are purchased, etc. There have been stories in the media about parents who encourage (persuade?) their children to take place in beauty pageants or similar activities that many other would consider questionable.

Who is responsible? In order of significance … mothers, fathers (where one is present), other family members, and carers/teachers. Governments and the courts play a role through the social and welfare policies they put in place, particularly in relation to issues of custody and visitation.

See my post in relation to feminism-inspired programs in schools, as well as the following examples:

LGBT community celebrates 8-year-old drag queen. Critics call it child abuse (9 June 2017)

Reality star Farrah Abraham accused of sexualising daughter, 7, in bikini photoshoot (27 June 2016)

Story about the promotion of dance costumes for young girls and related dance culture (26 April 2015)

Mother of ‘most beautiful girl’, 9, slams claims she sexed up daughter (7 December 2014). Feb 2016 update on Kristina and her mum here

Exposure to media images and stories, particularly for example in tween/teen and young womens magazines, that promote, glamourize and normalize sexually-charged behaviour and styles of clothing

10-Year-Old Boy ‘Drag Kid’ Photographed With Naked Adult Drag Queen (11 January 2019)

‘Art of Safe Sexting’ video slammed by Victorian Education Minister (30 June 2018)

First she became a 13-year-old internet meme. Now, she’s treated like a porn star (23 March 2017)

Sexting: Should teens be left to their own devices? (8 October 2016) Australia

Children as young as 10 years old are sending sexually-explicit images to friends (26 September 2016)

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/cute-or-creepy-kristina-pimenova-may-be-six-but-shes-already-a-supermodel/story-fnixwvgh-1227135126748

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/porn-stars-describe-how-their-families-reacted-after-learning-about-their-careers/story-e6frfmq9-1226888926971

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/vanessa-knowles-pays-for-25k-law-degree-by-stripping-on-the-web/story-fnixwvgh-1226888337382

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/three-porn-stars-explain-why-they-chose-the-porn-industry/story-fnet0gt3-1226917259841

Sexualisation of children (13 February 2011)

Who is responsible? Editors and journalists of the relevant publications (these being primarily women), and parents who ostensibly control TV viewing habits and determine which magazines are purchased and brought home.

The availability and social acceptability of certain products, particularly clothing, that could be seen to facilitate the sexualisation of children

Department stores, for example, often assert that they stock products based on there being a consumer demand for them. Whilst many parents are against stores stocking provocative and age-inappropriate clothing, there is another group of people who are against restrictions or censure in relation to the public dissemination of questionable photos of children in general, and dressing girls in adult-style clothing in particular. Here’s an example of that line of thought here.

The members of that group see such photos, and such clothing, as “cute” and “harmless fun – just like playing dress-ups”. Their views seem to be akin to the criticism of so-called ‘victim-blamers’ as practiced by feminists. In other words, they feel that others who say that pre-teen girls should not be wearing skimpy/provocative clothing are ‘sick’ (or even accuse critics of being paedophiles themselves), and that girls of any age should be able to wear whatever they want without judgment or fear of repercussions on themselves or others.

Wife scolds husband for discouraging his 12-year-old daughter from buying sex toys (1 May 2019)

‘I’m sexy and I know it’ dress for tots disgusts parents (28 November 2017)

Pole dancing video sparks backlash on Facebook (12 July 2017)

House of Fraser forced to remove ‘provocative’ Calvin Klein advert after shoppers complain that it sexualises children (14 March 2017) UK

Child models in bikinis spark controversy at fashion show (19 July 2016) USA and Would you let your pre-teen daughter pose like THIS for a fashion brand? (Australia)

Best & Less accused of selling ‘sexualised’ children’s clothes (3 June 2016)

Mother objects to short shorts for young girls (10 February 2016) Video

Online retailer Missguided slammed for selling ‘offensive’ top (1 December 2015)

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/texas-dad-challenges-school-dress-code-labeling-sexist/story?id=30704598

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/fashion/mothers-outrage-at-unsuitable-girls-clothing-strikes-raw-nerve-20120814-246tw.html

Reader ‘Molly Black’ writes: “As for the sexualising of young girls—it isn’t paedophiles grooming them, it’s their own mothers dressing them like little tarts. I had lunch in the Kings Rd on Saturday and I couldn’t believe the way 11,12 and 13 years old girls were dressed , often with their mothers. ‘Mini-me-s’ and looking at older men too to check out if they were being given the once over.” (Source)

Who is responsible? Retail owners/managers, product manufacturers, and parents (primarily mothers)  who make clothing purchasing decisions

Exposure to poor role models in popular culture, e.g. actors, models, pop stars and social media ‘celebrities’

Who is responsible? The artists in question (again, who appear to be primarily female) and the companies responsible for creating/marketing their image

See ‘Baby-faced Instagram star posting sexy snaps‘ (16 January 2016) and ‘Thanks Iggy big butts are ‘in’ for teens’ (28 November 2014)

Exposure to pornography

It appears that the influence of pornography on early onset of sexual activity by specific individuals may have been overstated, although one would imagine that its effect as part of the broader social milieu is still likely to be significant. See http://human-stupidity.com/stupid-dogma/teenage-sexuality/porn

The issue of pornography in general is addressed in this other blog post.

Who is responsible? The producers of pornography, the models/actors featured therein, and adults responsible for either facilitating or failing to exercise control over childrens access to porn.

Passive exposure to sexually-charged advertising on billboards, magazines in stores, and free-to-air TV

This is the ‘white noise’ of sexualised messages and imagery that we are all unwittingly exposed to as we go about our daily business.

Who is responsible? The media. Companies that advertise products. The advertising/marketing agencies (most of whose staff are female) who create the ads. To a lesser extent, bureaucrats within government agencies that make determinations as to whether ads are acceptable.

Diet and environmental factors affecting children

It has been established that the early onset of menstruation can be triggered by body weight reaching certain thresholds. Given an increasing number overweight children then it seems likely that this is an increasingly significant factor in early development, and in some cases the subsequent early onset of sexual activity. The presence of certain household chemicals is another possible contributing factor.

See:

Something is happening to our kids, and it’s time we talked about it (29 July 2017)
Poor kids hit puberty sooner and risk a lifetime of health problems (24 May 2017)
http://mums.bodyandsoul.com.au/kids+health/health/why+girls+are+maturing+early,12327
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/16/early-precocious-puberty.aspx
What causes girls to enter puberty early? (5 February 2015)

Who is responsible? In terms of economic disadvantage, primarily broader societal and economic forces. In terms of dietary choices and product purchasing decisions, primarily parents/children, but also food processing companies and supermarkets.

Conclusion

Clearly,  the increasingly early sexualisation of children is a significant social issue. Is it also a gender issue? It shouldn’t be, as both boys and girls are affected, and both men and women share responsibility for creating the environment in which this phenomenon is occurring.

At the same time though, I’m not seeing a lot of patriarchy at work here. It is largely women who create and purchase the magazines in which sexualised images of girls are portrayed, their pages filled with messages conveying the idea that dressing and behaving like a tramp is a desirable expression of excitement, independence and maturity. It is women who design, market and purchase provocative clothing lines aimed at tweens and young teens. It is female celebrities, actors and pop stars who twerk and nipple-slip their way across our TV and cinema screens.

All of this is presented, by a particular group of women (and the occasional mangina), as being some noble expression of ‘girl power’. See some graphic demonstrations of that perverse mentality, here, herehere, and here.

In an article entitled Sexualised girls are seen as less intelligent and less worthy of help than their peers‘ the bad guys are those people in the community who make certain value judgements concerning sexualised girls, rather than the adults who allowed them to become sexualised in the first place.

A petition I came across on change.org provides another such example of the whacky logic of liberal progressives. This was summed up in the title of a reddit discussion thread, “So, telling girls they shouldn’t dress sexually is sexualising women“. In other words it is the person who discusses or draws attention to the fact that a girl is dressed like a hooker, who has compromised judgement/morals … not the girl in question or her parents. How frighteningly short-sighted, shallow, and foolish.

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And now upon viewing the fruits of their self-indulgence, that same group resort to heaping of blame upon the male gender. A more mature and reasoned course of action would be to accept a degree of accountability and to direct their energies to turning things around. The problem though is that there is an obstacle preventing progress in that direction. And that blockage is gender feminism.

On the other hand, men hold the majority of elected positions in government and within the ranks of CEO’s and thus could institute reforms to more effectively address many of the factors noted above. A small minority of men (and women) also participate in child sex tourism and other paedophile activities.

If there was ever an issue for men and women to set aside ideology and work together to protect future generations, then this is the one.

See these related sources:

Tracey Spicer: Why do men think it’s OK to comment on my pre-teen daughter’s looks? (5 February 2017) Australia. Apparently it’s all men’s fault. Tracey doesn’t like men on planes either.

Stop the sexualisation of our children. Right now, by Kylie Lang (8 December 2016) Australia

You’re A “Bigot” If You Don’t Support Pedophilia (31 May 2016)

Children with sexualised behaviours need support, not silence and stigma (27 May 2016) Australia

Controversial sex-ed program will teach Aussie toddlers about cross-dressing (6 March 2016) Australia
“Children are sexual beings and it’s a strong part of their identity, and it is linked to their values and respect”

I see articles about young girls being “sexualised” all the time, but never about boys (1 December 2014) Reddit mensrights discussion thread
Feminism, consumerism & the sexualisation of girls
Don’t blame advertisers for the sexualisation of children

Tramps like us: Target and modern day misogyny (20 August 2012)
Study: Girls as young as six want to be sexy (17 July 2012)
Sexy clothing for young girls makes up 30 per cent of the market (10 May 2011)

Sexualisation in child beauty pageants (wiki entry)
http://www.theguardian.com/media/blog/2011/jun/06/sexualised-children-media-blame
http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/37158.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/education-22002324
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2008009/Sexualisation-children-blamed-parents-want-bond-them.html
http://www.womensforumaustralia.org/significant-issues/premature-sexualisation-of-children
http://www.tai.org.au/documents/downloads/DP93.pdf
http://www.thejournal.ie/poll-who-is-to-blame-for-the-over-sexualisation-of-children-171919-Jul2011/
Twelve going on 20: Are girls reaching puberty earlier? (10 August 2011)

On the feminist myth of ‘rape culture’

Rape culture is one of the mainstays of contemporary feminist ideology, and some assert that it is a crucial prop in maintaining the culture of perennial victimhood for women that then in turn manufactures the ‘need’ for feminism.

The nature and even the very existence of a ‘rape culture’ (at least within modern western societies) is hotly disputed as evidenced in the positions put forward in the reference works listed below. As you will note, north American university campuses have been the major focus for activism in relation to this issue.

Where is all this talk of rape culture leading us to? Hysteria and denial of justice to the falsely accused. Here’s a relatively benign, yet still troubling, May 2015 Australian example (also here).

I would suggest also reading this related post within this blog, with further related posts elsewhere in this blog (just click on the subject tag/s at the listed at the base of this page).

One starting point is an April 2014 article entitled ‘The big lie of a rape culture’ by Wendy McElroy

In January 2016 we heard about a new development that yet again shows the utter hypocrisy of the feminist movement, and it’s disregard for the welfare of ordinary women. This development occurred due to a clash of feminist ideals, in which the progressive liberal SJW bias of many feminists won out. In Cologne, Germany, on New Year’s Eve at least 100 women were sexually assaulted by Muslim ‘refugees’ from the Middle East. There followed a disgraceful cover-up by the leftist media and government spokespeople, as described in this article.

Congratulations feminists/SJW for creating a rape culture where there was none, by feminising western males, encouraging a PC-inspired kid-glove (if not, hands-off!) approach by police, whilst lobbying for unfettered entry by huge number of people with a very different and conflicting cultural background.

So much has happened in North America in just the past 2-3 years concerning rape hysteria, especially in relation to real and alleged campus assaults. Finally after many court cases by wrongly accused men, and revelations concerning high-profile hoaxes and false allegations, some sense is returning the debate.

What a disappointment then to see that feminists are importing this madness to Australia. And with Elizabeth Broderick as a mouthpiece – colour me surprised. Are we now destined to experience the same painful and divisive process that our North American brother and sisters have endured, and are still attempting to resolve?

And now it’s time to jump in to the other reference works that follow …

Articles from the Voice for Men web site (various authors)

Climate of fear, by Bettina Arndt (27 October 2016)

Wendy McElroy – Rape Culture Hysteria (24 July 2016) Video

Documentation of Title IX complaints against Emerson College surfaces, questionable accusations abound (19 June 2014) Harvard Law Review

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/feminist-lies-feminism/why-call-it-rape-culture/ by 

http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/false-rape-culture/the-end-of-rape-culture/ by Jim Byset (18 March 2014)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/logic-another-form-of-female-oppression/ by Diana Davison (17 March 2014)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/false-rape-culture/rape-culture-fanatics-dont-know-what-a-culture-is/ by Barbara Kay (10 March 2014)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/false-rape-culture/mens-rights-vs-feminist-rape-culture-explained-using-puzzle-pieces/ (11 February 2014)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/false-rape-culture/the-real-rape-epidemic/ by John Hembling (22 October 2011)

Our so-called “Rape Culture” by Tara Palmatier (29 October 2013)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/feminist-lies-feminism/feminist-lies-about-rape-culture/ (17 October 2013)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/feminist-governance-feminism/the-myth-of-rape-myths/ by Diana Davison (15 November 2013)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/hangouts/avfm-monday-roundup-anti-male-hysteria-from-nazarian-to-obama/ by Paul Elam (27 January 2014)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/legitimate-rape-advocacy-and-censorship/ by Chris Deslone (24 March 2013)

Articles/videos about ‘rape culture’ from other sources

How hundreds of campus #MeToo punishments could get tossed (13 August 2019)

Just how easy should it be to destroy a young man’s life? (30 January 2019) USA

David French identifies the root cause of sexual assaults on university campuses (18 September 2017)

The Uncomfortable Truth About Campus Rape Policy (6 September 2017) USA

No rape crisis on our campuses: Official (2 August 2017) Australia

I’m Done Pretending Men Are Safe (Even My Sons) (6 July 2017)

Fabricating A Rape Culture On Campuses, by Bettina Arndt (22 May 2017)

Study: 89% of colleges reported zero campus rapes in 2015 (11 May 2017)

Grant teacher’s letter denying rape culture outrages students, parents (May 2017) USA. Teacher encourages people to think about an issue – gets sanctioned. Coverage of this incident then went international. Pressure was then brought to bear on the teacher who then issued a retraction.

Laura Kipnis, Rape Culture, and the Disappearance of Sex (18 April 2017)

Male Student Ostracized, Publicly Shamed After Questioning the Existence of Rape Culture (6 April 2017)

The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities by Professor KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor (3 February 2017)

Amherst Student Expelled for Sexual Misconduct Can’t Defend Himself—It Would ‘Impose Psychological Trauma’ on Accuser (31 January 2017)

The Understudied Female Sexual Predator (29 November 2016)

Research Finds Sexual Victimization Perpetrated by Women More Common than Previously Known (28 November 2016) USA

A third of U.S. women afraid of being sexually assaulted, but few say they’re victims (17 October 2016) With related Reddit discussion thread here.

Schools, media ignore civil protections when it comes to campus sexual assault, Ashe Schow (30 August 2016) USA

Court Rules Former Columbia Student Suspended for Alleged Rape Can Sue for “Anti-Male Bias” (2 August 2016)

Over 60 percent decline in sexual violence against females from 1995 to 2010 (US Government statistics released in 2013)

Due process is still being kicked off campus, by George Will (13 May 2016) USA

‘Ripe for sexual assault’: Australian universities need drastic action to stop attacks on women (11 May 2016) Wouldn’t it be better to learn from the overblown rape hysteria of North American campuses, rather than just importing it and repeat the same mistakes? More on Australians developments here – as you can see archly-feminist Australia Human Rights Commission taking a lead role.

Rape culture: what makes a boy a man? (19 April 2016) Australia. “Of course there is a need for some lightness” (=anything women do to, or say about, men). Because it’s different when a woman does it. Even raping their students, Steve?

Save us from hastag justice, by Margaret Wente (2 April 2016) Canada

Anti-Rape Culture‘ by Aya Gruber, University of Colorado Law School (2016)

Radical Feminism And The So-Called ‘Rape Epidemic’ (3 December 2015) USA

Campus sexual assault: Bad statistics don’t help victims (26 October 2015) Video from the ‘Factual Feminist’

An Assault on Common Sense (2 November 2015)

The myth of the college ‘rape culture’ (27 September 2015)

University of Michigan sex assault finding thrown out (15 September 2015)

Appalling trend: innocent young men are deemed necessary collateral damage in the war on rape (14 September 2015)

‘The Hunting Ground’: Reaping Profit from Rape Hysteria (26 March 2015)

Tracking rape, on and off campus (25 March 2015)

‘Rape prevention tips’ go viral. Upset men (23 March 2015)

A surprisingly eloquent facebook debate re: victim-blaming and mensrights (March 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread

The number of sexual assaults against women is falling. So why isn’t it being reported? (19 February 2015)

Trading the Megaphone for the Gavel in Title IX Enforcement – Backing off the hype in Title IX enforcement (18 February 2015)

Now more than ever, the issue of campus rape requires critical thinking (17 December 2014)

Another college campus, more pitchfork justice (7 December 2014)

Saslaw says 20 percent of female students at University of Virginia are sexually assaulted (8 December 2014)

Should we always believe the victim? (6 December 2014)

Fear: The terrible feeling every woman experiences by Melissa Hoyer (6 November 2014) and Pray for Clementine (4 December 2014) Two similar articles by Australian feminist journalists concerning their sickening level of paranoia regarding men. In the second article Clementine Ford is freaking out because a stranger in the street, a man, tried to talk to her.

A sexual harassment policy that nearly ruined my life (3 November 2014) Concerns the issue of lack of due process when investigating claims of sexual harassment/assault on USA campuses

Vagina warrior lynch mobs (26 October 2014) Re: USA campuses

French feminists’ fury as they demand Normandy statue be torn down (7 October 2014)

Shut Up, because Rape (2 October 2014)

The President calls on men to protect women from rapists … (A Reddit mensrights discussion thread) (19 September 2014)

Barbara Kay: Eight to 16% of the male population has been abused sexually in youth. Often by women (5 September 2014)

Feminists rage over suggestion that alcohol education can help curb sexual assault (2 September 2014) Reddit discussion thread here

1,400 girls are raped in Rotherham and feminists don’t care (1 September 2014) and Feminists deafening silence on Rotherham (29 August 2014)

Feminists say roofie-detecting nail polish is actually also rape culture (25 August 2014)

Why is it easier to invent anti-rape nail polish than find a way to stop rapists? by Jessica Valenti (26 August 2014)

Janet Bloomfield critiques an article by feminist journalist Jessica Valenti regarding rape culture (21 August 2014)

No, 1 in 5 women have not been raped on college campuses (13 August 2014)

‘Rape Culture’ leads to manhunts on campus (11 August 2014)

‘Teach men not to rape’: Turn off the outrage machine (29 June 2014) Sensible article that attracted angry feminist response

Conservative scholar: Feminist ‘mob’ ruining colleges with ‘rape culture crusade’ (19 May 2014)

Before declaring that there’s a ‘rape epidemic’ in the US has anyone bothered to check the actual data? (17 May 2014)

Female students shouldn’t play the victim card (12 June 2014)

I am now officially sick of rape culture bullshit (30 April 2014)

The big lie of a “rape culture” by Wendy McElroy (7 April 2014)

Estelle B. Freedman: Redefining Rape (15 October 2013) Youtube video

Study: 10 Percent of U.S. Youths cause Sexual Violence – Females are just as likely to be perpetrators as males (7 October 2013)

In this video a feminist dissects the bogus “one in five women will be raped” statistic

http://winteryknight.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/heather-mcdonald-obamas-hysteria-over-sexual-assault-epidemic-is-based-on-a-fiction/

http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/83050273674/a-far-cry-from-innocence-when-a-man-gets-insulted

http://thoughtcatalog.com/kelly-hills/2014/04/27-things-that-currently-define-rape-culture/ (29 April 2014) A male perspective on the notion of ‘rape culture’

http://cornellsun.com/blog/2014/04/17/throwdown-thursday-the-truth-about-rape-culture/ and subsequent discussion/furore here

http://www.cotwa.info/2014/04/the-angry-reaction-to-acquittal-of.html

http://www.rainn.org/news-room/rainn-urges-white-house-task-force-to-overhaul-colleges-treatment-of-rape

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-intelligence/2013/10/24/statistics-dont-back-up-claims-about-rape-culture

http://www.mindingthecampus.com/originals/2014/03/rapeculture.html

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/03/13/national-post-editorial-board-lots-of-rape-culture-rhetoric-but-not-much-evidence/

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/12/04/barbara-kay-dont-exaggerate-rape-culture-on-campus/

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/02/28/barbara-kay-rape-culture-and-the-delusions-of-the-feminist-mind/

http://antimisandry.com/advice-sexism-misandry-discrimination/rape-epidemic-doesnt-actually-exist-53477.html

http://time.com/30545/its-time-to-end-rape-culture-hysteria/

http://themaskandrose.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/feminist-lie-1-rape-culture/

http://politix.topix.com/story/10784-college-men-arent-closet-rapists

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/22jp7k/the_feminist_group_at_my_school_are_very/

http://www.mindingthecampus.com/forum/2013/12/lets_challenge_the_rape_cultur_1.html

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/1khu6r/the_difference_between_rape_victimization_rates/

CDC study on sexual violence in the U.S. overstates the problem (27 January 2012)

http://www.saveservices.org/wp-content/uploads/Nine-Facts-About-Sexual-Violence-and-Rape1.pdf

http://time.com/40110/rape-culture-is-real/ (Christina H. Sommers described this article thus: “Sorry, but this is exhibit A of what has gone wrong with Nth wave feminism. Fallacies + melodrama. When will it end?” Best proceed quickly to the comments section)

The Campus Rape Myth (Winter 2008)

‘Realities and mythologies of rape’ in Society, Jan-Feb 1998 v35 n2 p356 (7)

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On women having ‘flings’ with children & students

We are now witnessing a continual stream of articles about women having sex with underage boys and girls, most commonly involving teachers in secondary schools. I have listed a representative sample below, but a review of non-MSM news sites and discussion fora will often reveal similar articles on a daily basis.

And yet despite this, most articles concerning paedophilia in the mainstream media imply that men are almost always the ones responsible for crimes of this nature. Further, when female perpetration is addressed in the media it is often softened through the use of terms such as tryst/romp/relationship or ‘seduced’, rather than – for example – ‘assaulted’ or ‘raped’.

A combination of factors are, or may be, underpinning this increasing public exposure of female sexual assaults on under-aged victims:

  • increased numbers of women engaging in this type of behaviour
  • mobile phones that can take photos are everywhere, so the chance of evidence reaching the public domain is greater than ever before
  • increased willingness of (fringes of) the media to publicise the issue
  • a cultural backdrop involving the progressively earlier sexualisation of children
  • increased willingness of victims to come forward and/or for their parents to press for charged to be laid

And yet at the same time, some airlines still won’t let unaccompanied minors sit next to men due to the perception that they’ll be so much safer sitting next to a woman.

It’s not only that substantial numbers of women are committing these crimes, it’s also the double-standards that apply when they are caught at it. All too often, when and if convicted, the penalties applied are substantially lighter than they would be the case if the perpetrator was male.

And further, it should come as no surprise that this is an issue about which the feminist lobby falls strangely silent. I guess if all else fails, they’ll blame it on the patriarchy. I guess it’s a heck of a lot easier than acknowledging flaws in the feminist narrative and/or teaching women not to rape.

In this first set of links you can access general sources that address this issue:

Increase in Female Teachers Having Sex With Students Isn’t Just Your Imagination, Experts Say (4 June 2019)

Emmerdale: The myths around male sexual grooming explained (23 May 2019)

Predator women (30 January 2019) UK

Yes, women can be sexual predators (12 October 2018)

10 attractive teachers who had sex with their teenage students (25 June 2018)

Debra Lafave: Why We Can’t See Women as Sexual Predators, and Why It Matters (12 September 2017) with related Reddit discussion thread here

Women who sexually abuse children are just as harmful to their victims as male abusers (21 August 2017)

The rise of female child molesters (27 June 2017)

‘Passing the Trash’: Teacher Sexual Misconduct (12 June 2017) Video

NSW teachers sacked for sexual misconduct nearly doubles over seven years, report shows (20 May 2017) Curious how no mention is made of the gender ratio amongst perpetrators.

Women also sexually abuse children, but their reasons often differ from men’s (20 February 2017) Easy to imagine the howls of ‘rape apologist’ is something similar was written by a man concerning male offenders. The author not only seeks to minimise the culpability of female offenders, but does so in the context of a statistical backdrop that she admits is patchy and unreliable.

Note this reader’s comment about this article:

“The whole “teacher/lover” hypothesis is nothing more than a perpetuation of the BS gender stereotypes that lead to female sexual predators getting away with their crimes even after being caught: the notion that male sexuality is perverted and male abusers get off on sex and power, and that female sexuality is loving and romantic and female abusers fall in “love” and have “affairs”. So it’s not as bad because women never intend to abuse or harm; they’re just lonely and need love, affection, and sympathy!

FXXK this author. It’s all confirmation bias. People need to see males as abusers, thus when a man texts the under-aged girl saying he loves her, people interpret that as him deliberately grooming and manipulating her. But when a woman texts an under-age boy the same thing, people just assume she must be genuine because they can’t see women as true abusers.

The behaviors aren’t the primary difference; what is different, is people’s perception of the behaviors, namely seeing women abusing young boys to be out of need for “love/intimacy” and men abusing to be out of a perverted drive for sex. Society can no longer ignore the increase of female sexual abusers coming to light, but there’s too much cognitive dissonance to question the male = abuser/female = victim ideal, so instead they basically say “sure, there are a lot of women doing it, but it’s just different and men are still the real threats””

The Media’s Double Standard for Female Teachers Accused of Having Sex with Underage Boys (20 January 2017)

Teachers who sexually abuse students still find classroom jobs (22 December 2016) Gynocentric bias is when USA Today’s “investigative team” can’t find a single female perpetrator to profile

Children do not have affairs with older women, they are abused by them (September 2016)

What happens when you ignore female sex offenders (19 August 2016)

Is Statutory-Rape Less Serious When the Victim is Male? (13 August 2016) Reddit discussion thread with linked article

When a woman rapes a boy, guess who’s to blame: “toxic masculinity” (29 June 2016)

The Female Pedophile (24 June 2016)

Please Stop Saying That Teacher “Had Sex With” Her Student (2 June 2016) USA

Female child sexual abusers – how are they getting away with it in organisational contexts? (15 May 2016)

When sexual assault victim is a boy, there can be a double standard (23 April 2016) USA

Child sexual abuse by children demands more clinics, NSW Health worker says (3 April 2016) Australia. Article falsely implies that only male children are perpetrating sexual abuse

WAVAW (Vancouver) Honours Sexually-Exploitive “Feminist” Therapist (29 February 2016)

Defending Female Teacher Sex Offenders (18 January 2016)

Playing to fantasies: why we excuse female rapists (10 December 2015)

Jenni Murray Discovers Female Paedophiles (18 October 2015)

Female Offenders in Child Sexual Abuse Cases: A National Picture (30 January 2015)

Female paedophiles seek justification for their crimes but are ‘mentally disturbed’ says expert (4 August 2015) Australia

After a shocking confession by a colleague a former teacher asks: Why ARE so many women teachers seducing boy pupils? (4 June 2015)

Female paedophiles more prevalent than conviction rates suggest, leading forensic psychologist says (28 April 2015)

Youth, Technology and Virtual Communities Conference to focus on female sex offenders (27 April 2015)

U.S. cracks down on female teachers who sexually abuse students (21 April 2015) USA

MSN news video concerning the rising number of assaults on boys by female teachers

Female teachers: The sex offenders no one suspects (17 November 2014)

Justice system must be blind to gender when it comes to crime and punishment (13 October 2014)

The dark secret of juvenile detention centres (3 September 2014)

Female perpetration of child sexual abuse (7 May 2014)

Wikipedia entry for ‘Female Child Molesters

As a male you’re supposed to enjoy it (12 June 2014)

http://j4mb.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/female-paedophiles-manwomanmyth-interviews-michele-elliott-author-of-kidscape-uk-charity/

Judge questions why ‘only the boy’ is charged in underage sex case (28 May 2014)

Female Offenders Driven by More Than Sex (15 October 2013) Read how Dr Wakefield minimised the actions of female paedophiles:

“They don’t seem to be pedophiles like men,” said Hollida Wakefield, who has studied and treated sex offenders for more than 20 years at the Institute of Psychological Therapies in Minnesota.

“There are some cases where some people are in bad relationships or marriages and are just really lonely, and they find themselves in a relationship with these children,” she said. “It isn’t so much that women are sexually aroused.”

Victim ordered to pay child support to aggressor (29 May 2013)

Are there women paedophiles? (29 April 2009)

A Brief Examination of Pedophilia and Sexual Abuse Committed by Nuns Within the Catholic Church (2006)

Sharp rise reported in child abuse by women (9 November 2009) Also addressed in this article in The Guardian

Do Women Molest Children More Than Men? (2011)

Hundreds report sex abuse by women each year (11 January 2011)

Women are not always the ‘gentler sex’ (11 October 2011)

In this second set of links you will find sources detailing specific examples of abuse

(NB: This is by no means an exhaustive listing of incidents – merely a sample of media stories I happened across)

The Big List: Female Teachers with students and see also the Twitter feed of @JohnDavisJDLLM

British mum, 26, raped kids and took indecent images before boasting in ‘exceptionally graphic’ detail about sex abuse online (10 August 2019)

Female teacher sex crime accusations (13 July 2019) This article provides an estimate of the gender ratio of teachers who are abusing students, one third of which are said to be females. But as one commenter states, one might find that the incidence of boys reporting the abuse might well be lower than in the case of female students.

Ex-Arizona teacher, 28, who had sex with a 13 year-old boy in a classroom while his friend kept look out (13 July 2019) USA

Jury takes 15 minutes to acquit high school teacher who had sex with student (17 June 2019) Mr Zillman, the defence lawyer for Ms Guazzo, said the student was aware of his actions and had treated the defendant like a piece of meat.

Woman sentenced to 17 years for rape of 5-month old girl (15 May 2019) USA

Care worker, 26, who had a sexual relationship with a vulnerable 16-year-old she met at a residential centre for troubled teens is spared prison (12 April 2019) UK

Teacher who sexted teen using school email and Snapchat pleads guilty (11 April 2019)

Teacher, 33, ‘who had sex with schoolboy, 13,’ brands him ‘the real predator’ (9 April 2019)

‘Humiliated’ teenager took his own life after being molested by sex-crazed female teacher (19 March 2019)

Rookie drama teacher, 23, has sex with boy in school theatre (16 February 2019)

Female teacher who romped with pupil, 13 (15 February 2019)

Biology teacher, 40, ‘gave her 15-year-old former student NINE beers and drank several bottles of wine before having sex with the boy at her home’ (13 February 2019)

Christian school teacher, 30, who was caught by her husband having sex with her 15-year-old male student is sentenced to 20 months in prison (12 February 2019)

Spokane woman charged with raping 3 year old girl (29 January 2019)

Woman jailed for six years for forcing little girl to perform a sex act on her (3 January 2019) UK

Victorian teacher Kathryn Woods avoids jail for molesting boy (14 December 2018)

Substitute teacher sentenced for sex assault of boy (9 December 2018) with more at ‘Teacher blames 15-year old student victim for affair‘ (7 December 2018)

SA teacher ‘so ashamed and ‘deeply sorry’ for student sex (21 November 2018)

Teacher married to pastor sobs in court after being sentenced to 10 YEARS in prison for having sex with a 16-year-old and sending nude Snapchat photos to six students (7 November 2018)

Home economics teacher confesses to sex with student in class pantry (2 October 2018)

Bronx teacher who performed oral sex on 14-year-old gets 10 years probation, avoids jail, keeps teaching certificate (13 September 2018)

Report: MeToo activist Argento settled sex assault complaint (20 August 2018) USA

Teacher who performed oral sex on student pleads guilty (3 August 2018) USA

Married teacher, 35, at prestigious $35,000-a-year Sydney Grammar School gives birth in JAIL after her affair with a student, 17 (26 June 2018)

Female teacher in Sydney’s west charged with child sex offences dating back 20 years (12 December 2017)

Sydney teacher slept with teenage boy because she thought she was ‘making him happy’ (1 December 2017) Australia

Wales brother and sister caught out as part of child exploitation team (25 November 2017) Interesting and predictable that the male in this trio was sentenced to more than twice the jail time of his female friends.

Baby’s DNA proved Vic woman abused teen (15 November 2017)

Teacher, 35, facing six years in jail after turning classroom into sex den for teenage boys (30 September 2017)

Arkansas schoolteacher loses job, charged with underage sex after seducing four students (24 September 2017) USA

Woman jailed for five-and-a-half years for grooming boy for sex (21 September 2017)

Twentysomething Teacher Traumatized Male Teen Student With Sex Frolics At Her House, Cops Say (20 September 2017) Yep, it was just a ‘frolic’

Arlington woman gets 5 years for explicit videos involving a young child (7 September 2017) USA

Wisconsin woman drugged boy, 10, with Slushie before sex assault, police say (22 August 2017)

Teacher allegedly had sex with teen over three year period despite red flags (14 August 2017) with related Reddit discussion thread here

Female teacher had sex with schoolgirl in car ‘then bragged to friends about it’ (9 August 2017)

Former Kennewick teacher sentenced for raping student, sending nude videos to boys (5 July 2017)

“she was ordered to serve 1 1/2 years in prison under a Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative”

Housewife, 35, who sexually abused 13-year-old boy after grooming him with iPhone and designer clothing gifts is jailed for more than two years (4 July 2017)

Married health teacher, 29, accused of having sex ‘multiple times’ with her 17-year-old boy student (30 June 2017)

Ex-Catholic school teacher sentenced to 1 year in jail for sexual relationship with teen (28 June 2017)

Sydney Grammar teacher who had sex with student pregnant during affair (10 June 2017) See earlier story below.

Whangarei mother Amanda Campbell will go to prison for sexual offending against boy (28 May 2017) NZ

Teacher, 36, jailed for sexually assaulting young boys, giving them booze and sending nudes (22 May 2017) Canada

French First Lady Brigitte Trogneux pursued a student in her care (15 May 2017)

Sydney Grammar School teacher, 33, pleads guilty to having sex with 17-year-old student (11 May 2017)

Teacher Mom, 33, Jailed After DNA Test of Sofa Proves She Had Sex With 14 Year Old Boy (9 May 2017) USA

Woman convicted of sex with minor charged for doing it again (26 April 2017) USA

Moorhead woman sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexual contact with 7-year-old (24 March 2017) USA

Schoolteacher charged with sexual contact with a male student smiles for her mugshot (23 March 2017)

Mother, 38, ‘had sex with a 14-year-old boy up to 15 times after starting relationship by sending him nude photos’ (18 March 2017) USA

Pregnant woman, 19, charged with rape after signing up for Medicaid and listing a 14-year-old boy as the child’s father (15 March 2017)

Teacher jailed after stalking students for sex behind her husband’s back (5 March 2017) USA

California woman, 42, accused of having underage sex with schoolboy football players (3 March 2017) USA

Woman sentenced to prison for sex assaults of girl (1 March 2017)

3 women arrested in Ashland on rape and sodomy charges (24 February 2017) USA

Vile female teacher, 37, who raped two of her male pupils in her classroom and car is jailed for a year (21 February 2017)

Woman, 28, accused of sex with boys in public bathroom (11 February 2017)

Married mum admits to ‘striptease sex’ with string of underage schoolboys in her home (9 February 2017) UK

Investigators say they have video of Cincinnati woman raping 4-year-old (6 February 2017) USA

Louisville Woman Sentenced to 16 Years for Incest, Sodomy, Sexual Abuse of Child (31 January 2017) USA

Teacher who repeatedly sexted students then performed sex acts on them blames her strict religious Muslim upbringing for making her too repressed (25 January 2017)

Dad ‘catches female dance teacher, 38, having sex with his 15-year-old stepdaughter’ (16 January 2017) USA

Texas teacher who had sex almost daily with 13-year-old student gets 10 years in prison (15 January 2017) Judge said she was not a “danger to children or a classic pedophile“. Guess you have to be ugly to be a classic pedophile – and preferably male.

Woman raped boy 13 with ‘Nice Body’: Get probation (13 January 2017)

Ryde woman sentenced for sexual abuse of 14-year old boy  (6 January 2017) No jail time – another win for the pussy-pass

Mother-of-nine nursery worker who was jailed for sexually abusing a two-year-old boy is forced to … (4 January 2017) UK

Teacher groomed her accused murderer to be sex toy, baby daddy (28 December 2016) USA

Child care worker ‘sacked after bragging about relationship with teen girl on Facebook’ (28 December 2016)

Mother-of-two drugs and alcohol counsellor pleads guilty to rape after repeatedly having sex with a 16-year-old boy in her care (23 December 2016) UK

Teacher Gives Teen Blowjob In Parents’ Driveway After Sexting His Schoolmate (16 December 2016) Canada

Female teacher faces charges after ‘seducing two students and rating their sexual performance’ (1 December 2016) USA

Teaching assistant who performed six sex acts on schoolboy on plane is jailed for two years (29 November 2016)

Houston woman accused of sexually assaulting 4 year old (9 November 2016)

Female Catholic school teacher named Randi is charged with TWO HUNDRED child sex offences ‘after sleeping with schoolgirls and filming their lesbian trysts’ (23 October 2016) USA

Paedophile babysitter had intercourse with boy she was looking after 70 times (19 October 2016)

Female teacher, 33, charged over alleged sexual relationship with male student (15 October 2016) Australia

Letter: Dismayed by sex predator plea bargain (12 October 2016) USA

Women have sex with 15-year-old boy after luring teen with pizza party (29 September 2016) USA

Woman, 37, admits sexual activity with boy, 14 (20 September 2016) UK

“Judge Forrester indicated she was considering either a suspended prison term or a community order”

Woman had two children with underage boy (19 September 2016) USA

“Denver investigators say a 33-year-old woman had a relationship with an underage boy and had two children with him” Note use of term “relationship”

West Coast woman jailed for sex with a 12-year-old (13 September 2016) New Zealand

Woman jailed for sex with boy (12 September 2016) Pussy-pass denied

27-Year-Old Female KY Teacher Charged With Raping Two Male Students (17 August 2016) USA

Deaf paedophile sisters abused a six-year-old boy and then repeatedly molested him for 14 years as he turned to drink and drugs to cope (12 August 2016) UK

Perth woman charged with raping 9 year old boy (9 August 2016)

Guidance counselor charged with lewd and lascivious conduct (4 August 2016) USA

Science teacher, 39, is banned from the classroom for having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old pupil she became friends with on Facebook (2 August 2016)

“The allegations were referred to the local authority via safeguarding procedures and reported to the police. No further action was taken by the police”

Teacher who had sex with male student says it was the school’s fault (27 July 2016) USA. Linked article and related Reddit discussion thread here

NC woman arrested for statutory rape of 15-year-old boy (25 July 2016) USA

Woman jailed for sending underage boys naked selfies (19 July 2016)

Sex-crazed female teacher slept with 5 pupils on her ‘bucket list’ telling one ‘I just became a paedophile’ (13 July 2016)

Woman charged with sexual assault of 2 boys (8 July 2016) USA

School bus driver arrested for sexual activity with teen (7 July 2016) USA

Day-care worker who raped toddlers on video actually a “charming young lady“, lawyer says (6 July 2016) USA. Related Reddit discussion thread here.

Mandurah teacher free to go after child sex charges dropped (6 July 2016)

Female teacher rapes 13 year old boy. Feminist blames toxic masculinity (28 June 2016)

SC woman has sex with child, gives him drugs and alcohol, deputies say (21 June 2016) USA

Karate instructor sent lewd messages to boy, 11 (20 June 2016)

California teacher accused of having sex with student pleads guilty (20 June 2016)

Malka Leifer: Australian principal accused of 74 child sex charges walks free in Israel (3 June 2016)

Former substitute teacher negotiates plea on charge of sex with teen (2 June 2016) USA

Aldine ISD teacher surrenders on sex charge (1 June 2016) USA. “Harris County prosecutors say Vera had sex with a 13-year-old student almost daily for nine months”. See related Reddit discussion thread here.

Judge rejects plea deal in juvenile detention sex abuse case (31 May 2016) USA

Former Duncanville Teacher Starts 10 Year Sentence For Student Affair (27 May 2016) USA. That’s right, it was an “affair”, so you know the teacher was female, right? Otherwise it would have been ‘Student Rape’

Opening arguments heard in sex assault case (19 May 2016) USA

Married geography teacher, 27, SCREAMS as she is jailed for 12 months for having sex with a 16 year old pupil during a six month affair that started when she propositioned him after giving him a lift home (20 May 2016) Note how such incidents are only ever described as an “affair” when the teacher is female.

Ex-Marysville High School teacher gets 7 days in jail for sex with student (18 May 2016) Related Reddit discussion thread here

Man ‘is just after £120k compensation’ after claiming matron paid him for sex (13 May 2016) UK

Woman who boasted about her lust for pop twins Jedward is jailed for two years after having sex with two 14-year-old boys (4 May 2016) and how the victim’s mother feels about the punishment imposed

Churchville woman gets 10 years for rape (21 April 2016) USA

Olathe teacher who had sex with student gets a month in jail (12 April 2016)

Vic woman avoids jail over child sex (6 April 2016) Australia. Related Reddit discussion thread here.

Female Catholic board teacher charged with sexual assault on student (1 April 2016) Canada

Woman posed as man to have sex with teenage girls (24 March 2016) UK

Elementary school substitute teacher sentenced to NINE years in prison after having sexual contact with 10-year-old student who slept in her bed when her husband was out of town (22 March 2016) USA

Female teacher fired for student sex to pay $3500 towards disciplinary costs (19 March 2016) New Zealand. See related Reddit discussion thread here

Teaching assistant ‘sent teenage boy a picture of a sex toy and offered to perform sex act on him if he told her he loved her’ (15 March 2016) UK

Vacaville woman convicted of having sexual relationship with young boy (8 March 2016) USA. It was her own son

Teacher aide guilty of sex with 14-year-old (1 March 2016) NZ. See related Reddit discussion thread here. Avoids jail time

Woman had sex with underage boys, falsely accused them of rape, but the DA says the BOYS’ conduct was ‘reprehensible and wrong’ (25 February 2016)

Local kindergarten teacher accused of sexual relationship with boy, 14 (24 February 2016) USA

Ontario teacher accused of 36 sex crimes, making pornography involving youths aged 12 to 15 (19 February 2016) Canada

Jefferson City woman pleads guilty to child sex crimes (18 February 2016) USA

Michelle Yeh (17 February 2016) USA

Woman receives caution for engaging in sexual activity in front of child (17 February 2016) UK

Southwest Licking Local Schools employee arrested, charged with having sex with 14-year-old (9 February 2016) USA

Diane Day, 50, of Homosassa, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a teen for one year (3 February 2016) USA

Lesbian PE teacher who groomed two teenage pupils and even had sex with one in a school store room is jailed for just 18 months (30 January 2016) UK

Former teacher takes plea deal in sex case (25 January 2016) USA

Charter school teacher charged with ‘grooming’ student (15 January 2016) USA

Penn Twp. woman sentenced for sexual assault (14 January 2016)

Ex-local teacher set for sentencing in student sex case (6 January 2016)

Mother-of-three “takes 15-year-old boy and his friend to bed for threesome” (5 January 2016) UK

Former Menomonee Falls teacher charged with 12 counts of sexual assault (22 December 2015) USA

Female Teacher has orgy with 5 students and is a “victim” Related reddit discussion thread here

Teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student is pregnant with first child (27 November 2015) USA

NZ teacher jailed for abuse of schoolboy (27 November 2015)

Former Bennett teacher gets community service in sex abuse case (16 November 2015) USA

Jail for Derby woman who groomed and had sex with 13-year-old boy (14 November 2015)

Woman charged with raping 13 year old boy : Article instead describes it as “having sex in her car on a clear, cold Monday night last spring” (5 November 2015)

PE teacher Sandrine Brown sentenced after admitting sex acts with two former female pupils (27 October 2015)

Teacher had an abortion after falling pregnant to a student she first slept with at the age of 10 (19 October 2015) New Zealand

Disturbing rise of the women child sex predators: How sickening slew of babysitters and teachers are abusing young boys and girls – but would they be punished so leniently if they were men? (16 October 2015)

Campbell teacher sentenced for sex with students (6 October 2015) USA

Female Teaching Assistant Spared Jail Despite Admitting Sex With 15-Year-Old Student (23 September 2015)

Private Detective Caught Man’s Wife Having Sex With His Own Teenage Son (10 September 2015)

Former Trinity College School teacher Leslie Barton pleads guilty to sex charge (1 September 2015)

Woman sentenced for sexually abusing boys at Talent trailer park (31 August 2015)

Teacher had sex with autistic student (27 August 2015) Australia

Ex-teacher pleads guilty for sexual relations with student; could serve only 120 days (11 August 2015)

There’s nothing sexy about this, Mrs Robinson. It’s child abuse (30 July 2015)

Female rapist faces jail after being found guilty of running paedophile ring which subjected five young children to horrific abuse over more than a decade (28 July 2015) UK

Maggie Kirkpatrick denies sexual abuse of 13-year-old girl (28 July 2015) Still only an allegation at this stage – the case goes to court in August 2015. Australia

Let’s Be Honest ~ This Woman Is A Rapist (27 July 2015)

Brianne Altice Sentenced To 2 To 30 Years In Student Sex Case (9 July 2015)

Woman sexually abused boy for more than two years before falling pregnant to him, court hears (1 July 2015)

Headmistress who took 13-year-old’s virginity while he was wearing his school uniform is found GUILTY of 13 counts of indecent assault (24 June 2015)

According to the news women don’t sexually abuse boys, they “provide sex” to them (19 June 2015)

Teacher admits sex with Oklahoma teen; father sues school (2 June 2015)

Teaching assistant, 35, ‘had sex with boy of 13 on her marital bed after confiding in him about relationship problems with her husband’(28 May 2015)

Teacher: Don’t fire me for sex with student (25 May 2015)

Glendale woman posing as teen sentenced on sex charges (21 May 2015)

High school teacher ‘encouraged 16-year-old biology student to cover up sexual affair’ (12 May 2015)

High school principal Krista Eve Morton found shirtless in back seat of car with student and marijuana (11 May 2015)

Adass Israel School principal Malka Leifer helped by officials to flee from student sex abuse claims (8 May 2015)

Teacher-student sex isn’t a relationship, it’s ‘sexual coercion,’ says advocacy group president (22 April 2015)

Mom loses 5 kids over sex party with daughter’s friends (16 April 2015)

Woman sentenced for sex with Boy Scout (6 April 2015)

Former special education teacher sentenced for having sex with students (3 April 2015) USA

Female teacher obsessed with 11 yo girl (March 2015) Video

Love-starved Corporal’s wife who seduced soldier’s son, 14, after meeting him on a school bus is spared jail (28 March 2015)

Kathryn Ronk (17 March 2015) Pussy pass DENIED. Related reddit mensrights discussion thread

Teaching aide spared jail for sex with pupils… because she’d already served time for seducing five other boys (16 March 2015)

Teacher who had sex with 6 underage students, her defense plans to paint boys as the aggressors (20 February 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread and linked article

Michelle Ladd (5 February 2015)

Female gym teacher, Megan Mahoney, charged with 30 counts of rape (2 February 2015)

Juveniles Sexually Abused by Staffers at Corrections Facilities (1 January 2015)

‘Shishy’ (5 December 2014)

Helen Turnbull (12 November 2014)

Sarah Raymo (10 November 2014)

Molly Shattuck (6 November 2014)

How did reviewers who lauded Lena Dunham’s rape survivor chapter ‘miss’ molestation story? (1 November 2014)

Symone Greene (23 October 2014)

Nicola Mason (23 October 2014) Her male partner only watched, but was given a longer jail sentence.

Diane Brimble (9 October 2014) Australia

Lauren Harrington-Cooper (30 September 2014) This case, and the issues arising from it, is discussed at length here. Here Lauren is interviewed on TV and the hosts rationalise it away on the basis that she simply wanted attention and the students got a buzz out of it.

Nicole Dufault (26 September 2014)

Bridgett Szychulski (18 September 2014)

Emily Fox (6 September 2014)

Jennifer Caswell (20 August 2014)

Malka Leifa (18 August 2014)

Amy Thompson (14 August 2014)

Hayley Southwell (12 August 2014)

Andrea Clevenger (11 August 2014)

Elaine McKay (6 August 2014)

Unnamed Israeli woman

Meredith Powell (23 July 2014)

Danielle Watkins (18 July 2014)

Martine Stanley (18 June 2014)

Anne Doubler (6 June 2014)

Kylie Henry (6 June 2014)

Helen Cartwright (5 June 2014)

Brianne Altice (4 June 2014)

Joy Morsi (3 June 2014)

Saralyn Portwood (22 April 2014)

Ellen Niemiec and others (11 May 2014)

Loren Morris (19 March 2014) ‘Female paedophile, 21, is jailed for two years after she had sex with an eight-year-old boy 50 times, starting when she was 16’

“The judge in the case told Morris that he would be lenient with the sentence – which will see her released from jail after one year – because she ‘realised it was wrong’ and stopped having sex with the boy.” After two years! Pussy-pass!

Keshia Shaw (25 February 2014)

Pandela Salmon (10 May 2012)

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2014/05/23/10/31/vic-woman-escapes-jail-for-sex-with-13yo

http://live.huffingtonpost.com/#r/segment/sexually-abused-by-a-woman/53472aa502a760044c0008f1

http://www.webpronews.com/brooklyn-beckham-is-too-young-to-father-your-kids-2014-04

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2564409/JAN-MOIR-How-Harriet-call-feminist-this.html

http://www.thenativecanadian.com/2013/01/feminist-hypocrisy-and-shame-female.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/03/teen-films-teacher-sex-act-brittany-marie-phillips_n_5083035.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/08/kelly-burgess-avoids-prison_n_5113654.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2565343/Female-teacher-spared-jail-having-sex-16-year-old-student-prom-party-wrote-letter-apology-mom.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/wash-teacher-charged-sex-students-article-1.1746325

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2606937/Female-radio-DJ-sex-15-year-old-girl-plying-vodka-walks-free-court-didnt-know-youngsters-real-age.html

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/heidi-ferber-ex-hockey-coach-gets-1-year-in-jail-in-teen-sex-case-1.2595085

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25401461/el-paso-county-hit-by-another-school-sex

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2588563/A-school-security-officer-24-sex-15-year-old-student-escaped-jail.html

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/georgia-maths-teacher-lori-quigley-had-sex-with-two-students/story-fnixwvgh-1226862108620

http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/23/this-week-in-public-school-teachers-busted-for-molesting-13-and-14-year-old-boys/

http://underthegoddess.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/woman-35-had-sex-with-schoolboy-12-in.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.avoiceformen.com/allnews/17-year-old-girl-found-guilty-of-27-charges-producing-child-porn-and-pimping-teenage-girls/

http://www.news.com.au/world/girl-was-just-15-when-she-began-to-pimp-out-children/story-fndir2ev-1226838350580

http://www.smh.com.au/national/human-traffickers-are-mostly-women-australian-institute-of-criminology-report-finds-20131128-2yclp.html

Elsewhere in this blog you might also be interested in reading:

On the punishment of women and the notion of a ‘pussy-pass’

Denying female perpetration of sex crimes – The Mercier Affair

On violence carried out by women and girls

Mostly female perpetrators, so child abuse is a gendered crime then?

Men’s studies = bad/negative but Women’s studies = good/positive

Regarding men’s studies 

Firstly, let’s begin with details regarding all the men’s studies centres in Australia: <sound of crickets>

Now, picture this if you will … the University of South Australia considers establishing a number of new courses related to men’s health and well-being. Feminist writer gets wind of this and writes an article dumping on the idea (see articles listed below, and be sure to look at the readers comments). The University gets scared and back-pedals at 100 mph. Bye, bye, men’s studies course – which would have been an Australian first.

Conclusion? Clearly every university should have women’s studies courses because they are a wonderful and necessary initiative. Mens studies courses should, however, be opposed on the basis that they are redundant and wicked and can only serve to foment misogyny and advance the cause of the patriarchy. (Oh, and the same goes for student clubs/associations that focus on men’s issues.)

The solution? For feminists? Obstruct the creation of men’s studies courses, whilst (to avoid accusations of one-upmanship) rename women’s studies centres as gender studies centres. But there was no sudden move to jointly address male issues. No, they simply carried on exactly as before with an overwhelming gynocentric focus interspersed with the occasional message from some male feminist ally such as Michael Flood. Note the example here as to how well this new approach works out.

But back to what happened at the University of South Australia, a story which is told in the articles linked below and in accompanying readers comments:

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/lecturers-in-worldfirst-male-studies-course-at-university-of-south-australia-under-scrutiny/story-fni6uo1m-1226800150348

http://www.avoiceformen.com/allnews/university-of-south-australia-pulls-plug-on-male-studies-program/

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/paul-elam-vs-michael-flood-on-male-studies/

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/concern-over-stifled-debate-on-male-studies/story-e6frgcjx-1226807161232#

http://guardianlv.com/2014/01/mens-rights-course-controversy-in-australian-university/

http://judgybitch.com/2014/01/14/male-studies-we-dont-need-male-studies-because-reasons/

University of Sydney Board blocks formation of men’s group (26 September 2014) Also addressed here, here and here, and with an even more patronising article about the proposal here

University: Lads, blokes and jocks not welcome (7 October 2014)

Resurrected from the void: video of feminist opposition to the Simon Fraser University Men’s Center (12 October 2014)

And as for overseas examples of Men’s Studies Centres? Well these tend to feature the examination of men and masculinity through the feminist lens. This article talks about one such place,  the Stony Brook University ‘Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities’.

Regarding women’s studies 

Let’s now have a look at a listing of women’s studies centres in Australia that were in existence when I first uploaded this post*:

Australian National University – Gender Studies M.Phil and Ph.D in Gender, Sexuality and Culture Australian National University – Gender Relations ProjectCentre for Research for Women (4 Australian universities)Edith Cowan University – Women’s Studies Major Flinders University of South Australia – Women’s Studies Programme Graduate Diploma in Gender and Development and an M.A. in Women’s Studies Macquarie University – Women’s Studies, Gender and Sexuality Program MPhil and PhD in Women’s Studies, Gender and Sexuality  Monash University – Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research M.A. and Ph.D in Women’s Studies; Masters Qualifying Program University of Adelaide – Gender Studies M.A. and Ph.D. in Gender Studies University of Melbourne – Gender Studies M.A. and Ph.D in Gender Studies University of New England – Women’s and Gender Studies M.A. and Ph.D. in Women’s and Gender Studies University of New South Wales – Women’s and Gender Studies Program M.A. (By Research) and Ph.D. in Women’s and Gender Studies University of South Australia – Research Centre for Gender Studies University of Sydney – Department of Gender Studies MPhil and Ph.D in Gender Studies University of Western Australia – Women’s Studies M.A. and Ph.D. with concentration in Women’s Studies University of Wollongong – Master of Arts in Women’s Studies M.A. in Women’s Studies Victoria University – Gender Studies

(*It is likely that this list will be out-of-date by the time you read this, i.e. there will be even more of these courses out there)

Women’s Studies and Diversity: Where Are the Men? (23 December 2016)

University students doing courses on topics such as rape and misogyny are ‘to be given deadline extensions to help them recover from the upset of lectures’ (28 November 2016) UK

Undoing insularity: A small study of Gender Sociology’s big problem, by Charlotta Stern (Econ Journal Watch, Vol 13, No. 3, September 2016)

Oh, Academia: The best and worst of gender studies papers (28 June 2016)

Apparently my school needs a Women and Gender Studies program “Because two thirds of our student population are female” (6 February 2016) Reddit discussion thread and linked article

What Women’s Studies Teaches (15 January 2016)

How Gender Feminism became the new Creationism (18 December 2014)

Gender bias and science (16 December 2014) Ireland

Shut Up, because Rape (2 October 2014)

Womens and gender studies in Ireland and beyond (16 August 2014)

University shuts down women’s studies centre after ‘How to be a Lesbian’ controversy (19 May 2014) Don’t miss the humorous readers comments

Nordic countries defund gender ideology (12 March 2013)

Why do so few men take gender studies courses? (20 November 2012)

You can’t deny it: Gender studies is full of male-blaming bias (14 September 2011)
10. Myth: Women’s Studies Departments empowered women and gave them a voice in the academy
Fact: Women’s Studies empowered a small group of like-minded careerists. They have created an old-girl network that is far more elitist, narrow and closed than any of the old-boy networks they rail against. Vast numbers of moderate or dissident women scholars have been marginalized, excluded and silenced.

(Essential reading: everything by Camille Paglia; Daphne Patai and Noretta Koertge–Professing Feminism: Cautionary Tales from the Strange World of Women’s Studies; and Christina Hoff Sommers–Who Stole Feminism? How Women have Betrayed Women)

The Girl Hunt: Urban Nightlife and the Performance of Masculinity as Collective Activity (2007) An example of the great stuff produced by those working in the field of gender studies.

And some news from North American, Canada and the U.K

Only University Men’s Officer in U.K. Forced to Step Down After SJW Harassment (26 October 2018)

Hungary bans gender studies from universities (10 August 2018)

Camille Paglia Says that Women’s and Gender Studies Departments Should be Defunded (18 October 2017)

College Gender Gap: Women Earn More Degrees AND Get Special Treatment (31 May 2017)

Public university gave $296,498 to gender equity, LGBTQ centers — $0 to Students for Life: suit (18 May 2017)

University students union blocks move to set up Men’s Rights group (16 May 2017) UK

All-Female Social Groups May Keep ‘Gender Focus’ for at Least Three Years (29 March 2017) USA

Barbara Kay: A man who’ll stand up for the rights of other men (and boys) on campus and in society (21 March 2017)

Should men’s rights groups be allowed on campuses? Panel discussion on CNBC (19 March 2017) Video with related Reddit discussion thread here.

‘Men’s issues must be recognised by universities to address falling numbers’ (12 May 2016) UK

Notable & Quotable: Women, Men and College Degrees: ‘Maybe it’s time to stop taxpayer funding of hundreds of women’s centers’—gender equity in higher education was achieved 30 years ago (1 May 2016)

Columbia should offer a men’s studies course (27 April 2016) See also readers comments. Related Reddit discussion thread here

Change.org petition to Suspend Social Justice Courses (April 2016)

The persecution of Sage Gerard at Kennesaw State University (KSU) (11 March 2016)

University Refuses to Grant Recognition to Men’s Issues Group after Feminists Say it Makes Women Feel Unsafe with related reddit discussion thread here

RSU rejects men’s issues group application (29 October 2015)

Toronto’s first ‘men’s centre’ aware it might ruffle feathers, but insists it isn’t a simple ‘men’s rights association’ (14 November 2014)

George Washington University grad student interviews Sage Gerard (16 October 2014)

Queen’s University incites hatred of male students—Administration looks the other way (16 October 2014)

http://www.thenativecanadian.com/2014/04/hissy-fit-by-cat-loving-feminists-at.html

http://theeyeopener.com/2013/03/new-rsu-policy-challenges-new-mens-issues-group/

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/02/04/barbara-kay-ryerson-drags-mens-issues-group-through-the-wringer/

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/why-is-discussion-of-boys-and-men-opposed/

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On boys and education

I would suggest beginning your exploration of this very important topic by viewing this video. Next I’d recommend reading this more recent article.

Then perhaps have a look at http://www.city-journal.org/2013/23_4_boy-trouble.html, and particularly the comments contributed by readers. It’s about the trouble many boys experience in school, and what one feminist researcher sees as the key contributing factors. As usual, apparently men and boys are to blame … with women just a gentle benign influence floating somewhere on the periphery. Umm, no, why am I not convinced?

Please peruse the following articles to see what people are saying about boys and education:

‘Boys underperform in schools because we look after their wellbeing less’ (1 June 2019)

School systems reward masculine learning styles, while discounting the value of feminine learning styles??? (13 February 2019) Tweet by Terry Brennan and a linked paper

Opinion: Dear Boys, we hate you (7 December 2018) USA

Question for academics. For all the gender gap talk on campus, do you ever see any concern about males making up smaller percent of students overall and especially in certain fields? Or decreased male participation rate in labor force? Or potentially related social ills? (5 December 2018) Twitter post & reader comments

Boys ARE disadvantaged with education and mental health (29 November 2018)

‘Gender gap in STEM’? Women are majority of STEM grad students and they earn a majority of STEM bachelor’s degrees (26 November 2018)

Men, boys and educational attainment (22 November 2018)

Are Males Being Discriminated Against On College Campuses? (12 November 2018)

The War on Masculinity in Schools: A Growing Epidemic? (22 October 2017)

I had a disturbing incident at my son’s class today (22 September 2017) Reddit discussion thread

Panic about male teachers quitting obscures key factor: what about women? (20 September 2017) Read the bizarre way a feminist journo interprets the problem of men leaving the teaching profession (the readers comments are better)

Fears men could disappear from primary teaching (18 September 2017) & Male teachers are an endangered species in Australia: new research (18 September 2017)

Both of the above sources ignore the issue of male teachers being concerned about false accusations of child abuse, and of harassment/gossip/discrimination in what are now sometimes overtly feminised workplaces.

The new minority on campus? Men (8 August 2017) USA. And again, the default response to men/boys being disadvantaged is to blame them. Not gender bias and gynocentrism in the education system. Nope it’s that boys need to be made to recognise the value of a college education.

Is feminism killing young boys? (17 May 2017)

The feminization of everything fails our boys (9 May 2017)

Men won’t volunteer to help the Scouts for one depressing reason: they’ll be labelled paedophiles (11 April 2017) with related Reddit discussion thread here

Chris McGovern: Angry boys switch off as schools become a man-free zone (8 March 2017)

Memo to Our Sons and Grandsons: The Future Is Female (2 March 2017)

Girls not believing they’re smart enough is our main education problem (23 February 2017) Australia. Looks like we have it all wrong and actually girls have it far worse. Yeah, but nah. Author even looks to the wage gap as proof of her assertion … lol … absolutely compelling. And yet many readers are apparently unconvinced.

One of the most disturbing facets of the wave of hysteria sweeping half the nation in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential election victory is the recent trend of feminist confessionals about their problematic feelings for their male children (15 January 2017) Reddit discussion thread and linked article

We need to rethink recruitment for men in primary schools (17 October 2016) Australia

The fear of having a son (14 October 2016)

Girls feelings are far more important than the truth, by Mark Dent (12 October 2016)

Corporal punishment is still legal (and used) in US public schools in 19 states – Used disproportionately on black children, boys, and children with disabilities (5 October 2016)

Manhood is caught in a gender agenda (4 October 2016) Australia

Acceptance for boys dropping out (26 September 2016)

Pioneering domestic violence program targets mothers and sons (26 September 2016)

“So it is not enough to make husbands the bad guys, now that so many households are fatherless, let’s make sons the bad guys?” (Source)

Women earned majority of doctoral degrees in 2015 for 7th straight year and outnumber men in grad school 135 to 100 (16 September 2016)

Middle Tennessee mother fights boys-only corporal punishment policy (15 September 2016)

Ten Reasons Why Men Aren’t Going to College (undated) USA

How to help boys do better at school: stop giving them a leg-up in the outside world, by Jane Caro (15 August 2016) Australia. One of those articles that fill you with disgust for feminists and particularly, feminist journalists. This harpy happily uses children (boys) as pawns in her pathetic effort to prop up a failed and deceitful ideology. See related Reddit discussion thread here. See rebuttal from Claire Lehmann here

VCAT green light will let Ivanhoe Grammar School offer more places to girls (11 August 2016)

Women, Calculus, and the Gender Discrimination Claims that Don’t Add Up (8 August 2016)

Girls power up for fast learning (19 July 2016) Australia. Girls “try harder to meet teachers’ expectations” (most of whom are women), and are “more likely to enjoy school“. No questions asked as to why that might be the case, just more of the same ‘boys as defective girls’ meme. See actual research summary here.

Boys should be treated ‘more like girls’ to stop them falling behind at school (18 July 2016) UK

My affirmative action for women in my workplace, by Jennie Hill (15 July 2016) Australia.

“This year, the thing I’m most proud of is that I’ve brought in an affirmative action plan for women at my workplace. Let me explain.…” Feminist teacher proudly tells readers how she discriminates against boys … it’s her private blow against the patriarchy etc. See related Reddit discussion thread here.

Poor behaviour hits boys hardest and ‘Girls more likely to get away with misbehaving than boys‘ (22 June 2016)

Why Michelle Obama’s global girls’ education campaign isn’t really about education (18 June 2015)

“What message is this sending to the millions of boys not just in the UK and the US, but across the globe, who are struggling at school, or being kicked out altogether?

I’ll tell you what I think it’s telling them. It’s telling them they’re not worth fighting for. It’s telling them, that if you’re a girl, world leaders will spend millions to help you, but if you’re a boy, you’re on your own.”

WHAT white, male privilege? Study shows demographic underrepresented at UK colleges (11 June 2016)

MRA Feminist Peg Tyre, Pulitzer Winner: a Boy’s and Men’s gendered lens (30 May 2016)

The betrayal of our boys: They’re falling behind girls in almost every way. And, says SARAH VINE, the feminisation of society, especially our schools, is to blame (26 May 2016) UK

Rise of women teachers ‘turning boys off education’ as report reveals girls born this year will be 75% more likely to go to university (12 May 2016) UK

Teacher forced second grade boys to stick heads in bucket of urine, report claims (10 May 2016) USA, with related Reddit discussion thread here

Plan UK’s #LearnWithoutFear campaign ignores sexual harassment/assault of boys (22 February 2016)

Male teacher numbers dwindling, work in education an ‘isolating experience’ for men (22 February 2016) Australia

It’s not just scholarships. Admissions are heavily stacked against men (18 January 2016) Reddit discussion thread

Our education system must stop ignoring its bias against boys (5 January 2016)

Feminism has gone too far says universities admissions chief (7 January 2016)

Warren Farrell talks about the boy crisis (19 October 2015) USA video

When Society Encourages Mean Girls to Bully Boys (26 November 2015)

Kindergarten Teacher Will Let Boys Play With Legos ‘When Hell Freezes Over’ to Promote Gender Equality (18 November 2015)

Work With Boys — Not Against Their Nature (9 November 2015) USA

Student discipline around the world (30 October 2015) Only boys are given the cane in Singapore

Poor white boys sink further to the bottom of the class (30 October 2015)

No boys allowed in Oregon ‘confidence club’ for girls in technology (25 October 2015)

Male teachers abandon classroom fearing inappropriate label of working with children (19 October 2015) Australia

How to stop mass shootings (2 October 2015)

The feminization of America accelerates as universities shame men for being men (20 September 2015)

Male teacher numbers so low experts warn of negative impact on students (18 September 2015) Australia. Unbelievable! Gender-biased article puts emphasis on the impact on female students. See related reddit discussion thread here.

There are fewer males at university, so should they be an equity group? (7 September 2015) Consider these arguments about why the low & falling rate of male enrolment in universities should NOT be addressed, and then do a gender reversal and consider how feminists would react (think female CEO’s or politicians for example). See related reddit discussion thread here.

Parents public shaming of girls Vs boys (21 May 2015) Video. Observe the different reactions

We must stop indoctrinating boys in feminist ideology (20 July 2015)

Timmins, Ont. girl petitions to sign up for boys-only robotics class (3 July 2015) and related reddit discussion thread

Italian Families Protest Forced Cross-Dressing of Schoolchildren (17 June 2015)

Castlemaine Steiner school wins bid to limit boys enrolling (5 June 2015)

To stop mass killers, we have to stop drugging our young boys (19 June 2015)

Boys ‘need more learning support’, ScotCen study shows (16 June 2015) U.K

Where are all the smart men? (3 May 2015) New Zealand with related reddit mensrights discussion threads here and here. A separate, and even more ignorant editorial here concludes with “The failure of men to foot it with them educationally in equal numbers is no reason to change the education system or promote men undeservedly. The shortage of partners for highly educated women is a problem only men can solve. Get your credentials, boys.”

Girls thrive in single sex schools because they do not have to impress boys, head says (27 April 2015) and related reddit mensrights discussion thread

The $30 million campaign against domestic violence (27 April 2015) Australia

The eradication of boyhood (10 April 2015)

Is the ‘female way of learning’ destroying boyhood? (25 March 2015)

New “No Boys Allowed” School Day Aims To Help Girls With Science and Math (16 March 2015)

Teacher’s unfairness to boys? (14 March 2015)

The Weaker Sex (7 March 2015) in The Economist. Be sure to study the reader’s comments – there’s some good ones!

Why schools are failing our boys (19 February 2015)

Bigotry Exposed: Tracy Crawford of Roots ‘N Wings Montessori (23 February 2015)

Education, emasculation and equality: A letter to Yvette Cooper (14 February 2015)

Science Has Finally Shown That Girls Are Smarter At School Than Boys (29 January 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread and linked article

Boys will learn like boys (26 January 2015) NZ

Teachers encouraged to hug students – and male teachers react (12 January 2015)

Women dominate as university gender gap doubles (25 January 2015)

Boys are more likely to play up at school, but it’s more social than biological (14 January 2015) Just the title is sufficient to flag yet another gynocentric pro-feminist view of education

‘Men don’t have problems, they cause them’ is not the only politically correct thing you can say about men (19 November 2014)

Female teachers: The sex offenders no one suspects (17 November 2014)

Teacher Nikki Suydam: “Criticism of teachers is misogyny because most teachers are women!” (17 November 2014)

Gender-neutral parenting ‘doomed to fail’ (14 November 2014)

Opinion: Why schools are hemorrhaging male teachers? It’s time to address the elephant in the classroom (3 November 2014) Australia

Gender differences in teachers’ perceptions of students’ temperament, educational competence, and teachability (18 May 2012) Finland

http://www.ted.com/talks/zimchallenge.html and the readers notes attached thereto, like for example:

“Lets stop defining males by perceived deficiencies in their psychological make-up and redefine the male archetype based on the positive traits that have been suppressed or denied for generations. We will all be better for it.”

Radical lesbian feminism: Coming soon to a public classroom near you? (23 July 2014)

Gender theory hits K-12 schools (9 October 2014)

Prescription for a banana republic (7 October 2014) USA

Teaching feminism to toddler boys (7 October 2014) This feminist mum wants to start the brainwashing even before junior gets to school

Only one in four public teachers male (2 October 2014) (Western Australia)

Article about the increasingly anti-male culture at UK universities (29 September 2014)

Affirmation and criticism of Marty Nemko’s article on boys’ education in Psychology Today (23 September 2014)

The real gender gap scandal: Why boys are now the true victims of discrimination (8 August 2009)

A link between fidgety boys and a sputtering economy (29 April 2014)

NUS double-talk on university admissions: A classic of the genre (15 August 2014)

The problem with leaving boys out of the results day picture (15 August 2014)

7 tips on how to raise a boy right (Feminist style) by Anne Gus (30 June 2014)

Stott Despoja recommends indoctrination at schools (1 March 2014)

Title IX for our boys (25 February 2014)

http://www.inside-man.co.uk/2014/07/13/teenage-boy-tells-yvette-cooper-why-she-has-no-right-to-re-educate-young-men-as-feminists/

A reddit discussion thread containing a list of links to articles about the crazy things being done in schools to try to prevent boys from being boys

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/29fca6/during_prom_season_at_my_school_were_actually/ All boys sent to ‘do not rape’ class, whilst all girls sent to self-defence class

The guys crisis: Boys are falling badly behind the girls at school (16 June 2014)

cnn.com/2014/03/04/us/ohio-boy-suspended-finger-gun/index.html?sr=fb030414fingergun9p

Reddit/mensrights discussion thread about bullying of boys at school

No wonder young men have a problem with self-esteem (2 June 2014)

Men too scared to teach for fear of being falsely accused of child-sex offences (11 May 2014)

Harnessing boys strengths and passions to improve academic achievement (7 May 2014) with related reddit discussion here

Dr. Sommers on MSNBC about boys’ education, dismissed/mocked by Feminist hosts (18 September 2013)

Female teachers marking down boys (3 August 2013)

The boys at the back (2 February 2013) by Christina Hoff Sommers … recommended reading

What schools can do to help boys succeed

Brief article about boys and corporal punishment in USA (21 April 2014)

Where are all the male teachers? (14 April 2014)

If you’re wondering what’s wrong with men, here it is (execrable sexist article which asserts men are falling behind academically because they are lazy and stupid … but the many good readers comments are well worth exploring)

Boys turning to action-packed video games because books are too girly

Female school principal grills 8 year old boy about “sexually harassing” a female classmate‘ (26 April 2014)

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/23gqpj/sooooo_my_city_recently_put_on_a_course_for_male/  Online discussion that included the following reader’s comment:

” … was in teaching program as a male for elementary level children.

the rampant sexism and attitude i received made me leave the program after a couple of years. At every step I was told it was “great” that I was interested int his as few men were involved with elementary education.

yet at every step the actual attitude i got from peers and even from instructors was: “are you SURE you aren’t a pedophile? really really sure? really really really sure? cuz guys just don’t want to teach little children… you must be a pedophile. right?”

the worst part wasn’t that i was discriminated against. the worst part is that the program was filled with feminist/sexist women who all fit into the same category. slightly overweight, smart in school but slightly geeky and want revenge for not being the popular skinny girl… every one of them quite shallow, self righteous, “feminist without understanding feminism” and really fitting into a “type”. It was an eye opener.

there is really a certain type of person that is drawn to certain types of career. It is sad and scary that our children are all being taught about the world by this type of women and i really feel that all our boys are being taught that they are second class citizens who are wholly subordinate to ANY women’s demands.”

http://amac.us/academia-and-young-men-the-interview-some-feminists-wont-want-you-to-read2

Reddit discussion thread and linked article about an incident in America where a father was forced to send his son for testing and counselling because his son twirled his pencil (11 June 2014)

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/eliminating-feminist-teacher-bias-erases-boys-falling-grades-study-finds (Note also the readers notes attached thereto)

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2000/05/the-war-against-boys/304659/3/

http://equalitycanada.com/video-posted-the-criminalization-of-boys-in-todays-schools-with-harry-kopyto/

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/21z14y/entire_article_on_how_girls_lagging_behind_boys/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

http://themattwalshblog.com/2014/03/13/an-open-letter-to-liberal-feminists-girls-dont-have-it-any-worse-than-boys/

http://www.avoiceformen.com/education/equity-without-equity-universities-love-hate-relationship-with-men/

http://blog.acton.org/archives/67526-hegemonic-misandry-continues.html#.Uz7Gory_OWA.twitter

http://www.avoiceformalestudents.com/a-rhetorical-approach-mens-education-advocates-would-do-well-to-drop/

‘How a teacher’s gender affects boys and girls’, by Thomas S. Dee (2006)

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/29s1gt/french_familyvalues_protesters_force_government/ Reddit discussion thread and linked article (4 July 2014)

No-boy-left-behind