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Friday, 28 March 2014

Real Boys vs. Real Brats

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Dr. Janet Sasson Edgette for saying the unthinkable:

 that in many cases boys behave like little monsters not because they're boys but because someone, parents, sociologists, school administrators, family psychologist,  kindly blogging priests, whoever - someone thinks rude, or monstrous, or selfish, or thoughtless, or violent behavior is something the little darlings must be allowed to get away with in order to grow up to be manly men.
By mistaking unchecked behavior for undeveloped behavior, we allow unacceptable behavior in boys and men to be seen as just another part of “being a guy.”
The knightly virtues need to be taught, (in my probably worthless opinion)

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