Feminism In Schools And The Treating Of Men
When I was in high school, we had two teachers that helped woman more then men, infect they mostly just ignored them. They were always getting bad grades and were hardly ever called for any thing. The teachers would make them read cretin books that would belittle the men. That was our literature teacher, she would normally have us read books such as; Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters by Jessica Valenti, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, and the like. The boys in the class would be criticized if they miss the meaning, the girls in the class would be allowed to express them selves even if they didn’t like some thing in the book. She would often go in to rants on how a man should be, also would talk about how all men are misogynists. She would often give statistics about abusers and rap, and would out right say that the boys in the class would rap or abuse a woman at lest 6 or 8 times in their life time. In our speech class normally the boys would have to find their feelings about how they are taught growing up they are born to treat woman the way they do, and that with out the woman they would be out of control. There were times we would break into groups the boys were always separated, so she could keep an eye on what they talk about in a critical thinking setting. The girls were able to talk about any thing. And allowed to express them selves. I was not happy with some things about how men are not or how they are supposed to be. I brought the Christian aspect in to my argument with her, she never got made at me but that I was too brain washed, that the Bible was written for men to keep woman under control. She had said that most woman that are Christians normally change their views at the end of the year, how great it is to see their eyes open to the truth. Half way through both classes you will start to see the boys give up and not care any more because they knew what ever they did they would get a bad grade any way. I even help on boy to write an assay on a book, to see how the teacher would react to his work. I practically wrote the entire thing, and gave the teacher every thing she wanted to hear, but he still got an F. In fact she wrote on his paper that he didn’t get the grasp of the author and its normal men would not understand. On a side classes that were only once a year. The literature teacher would have her feminist talk with all the girls in the school. It was extremely surreal, we would often chant things such as “empower me” or “we are intelligent”, it seemed like what a Hitler youth camp would be like. The statistics would be produced and that men are born to be the way they are. Almost like they are some out of control animal that needs to be controlled. Even at the end of my senor year we had the job festival, it was even separate from the boys because they wanted woman to get the upper hand in job placements. There were great jobs for making big money, but the boys in theirs had construction and military. Men and woman are very much treated very differently in school today and it’s very sad, because they teach they say woman are equal but they actually say men are trash.