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End the war on boys

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As a student in New Zealand's school system, the war on boys can still be seen in my school. I have seen "microsexism" occur and that has even affected me, my friends and all boys in school. If you haven't figure it out yet, yes, I am a boy. I believe that every boy in any school system would have experienced this even without knowing it.

(To parents that have son(s))Your son could be experiencing it. But on the other hand girls are now benefitting, why can't boys also get the same treatment? Any boy would have felt that teachers and other adults target their behaviour. An example of this sexism is how typical things boys do such as: paper dart throwing etc. which in the early 20th century would have been classified as boyishness, now that behaviour is no longer allowed and the behaviour of girls are the golden standard(basically meaning that being quiet and doing what you are supposed to do as girls are better at that then boys).

Basically there is not much encouragement for them to do what teachers tell boys to do. There is not many situations where students learn through being very engaged in a subject, eg. Science experiment, sport to learn math by using scales etc. What is the solution? By changing our school system to tilt a bit away from always reading and sitting on the desk. Instead teach by including something to get involved in, especially physically, by using sports boys can get the learn quicker, faster and more efficiently. This is a situation where the educational system is indoctrinating "boys mind to become a girls mind" 

If the ministry listens to our cries for change and take action, the future generations (especially boys) will not have to suffer our faith.


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