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Despite popular belief, American boys tag behind girls in reading and writing ability, and they are less likely to go to college. Our young men are greatly at risk, yet the best-known studies and experts insist that it's girls who are in need of our attention. The highly publicized "girl crisis" has led to many changes in American schools, politics, and parenting...but at what cost? In this provocative book, Christina Hoff Sommers argues that our society has continued to overemphasize the troubles of girls while our boys suffer from the same self-esteem and academic problems. Boys need help, but not the sort of help they've been getting.
Table of Contents
<P> <Font size="+1"><B>Contents</B></Font> <P> <I>Preface</I> <P> ONE Where the Boys Are<BR> TWO Reeducating the Nation's Boys<BR> THREE Guys and Dolls<BR> FOUR Carol Gilligan and the Incredible Shrinking Girl<BR> FIVE Gilligan's Island<BR> SIX Save the Males<BR> SEVEN Why Johnny Can't, Like, Read and Write<BR> EIGHT The Moral Life of Boys <BR> NINE War and Peace <P> <I>Notes<BR> Index</I>