Our culture is very bad for boys. It’s bad for girls, too. It’s bad for everyone. But I think we fail to recognize and appreciate the unique struggles that boys face. Partly we fail to recognize it because we are too busy worrying about the Patriarchy’s persecution of women. Partly we fail to recognize it because, collectively, we just don’t care that much about boys. Partly we fail to recognize it because men are not as likely to talk about their own plight. And partly a man will not talk about it because everyone, even his fellow men, will only laugh at him and downplay the problem. […]
1) Our culture preys relentlessly on a boy’s weaknesses.
2) There is a catastrophic lack of male role models.
On Tuesday, the University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team visited the White House after their win in the national championship to meet President Donald Trump.
During the team’s visit, WBRC News sports reporter Christina Chambers captured a video of the team taking a moment to pray for the president.
In a tweet, Chambers wrote: “What a cool moment! .@AlabamaFTBL JK Scott asked @POTUS if he could pray for him and his staff. Video below shows President Trump and Bama players praying after the Tide’s @WhiteHouse visit!”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also tweeted about the meeting, writing: “As a proud Arkansan, I’m not an Alabama football fan, but I was a big fan of this prayer for @POTUS. #SEC Always #WPS @ArkRazorbacks”
A survey of campus CEOs suggests the increasing cost of tuition combined with nonstop student activism and the perception of liberal bias is contributing to a rising distrust in America’s colleges and universities. According to a survey conducted by Inside Higher Ed, over 50% of university presidents agree that academia is “disconnected from much of American society.”