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Bobo Brooks, The Motherfucking New York Times:
All right, before I start, I have to get one thing out of the way. Yes, I have read Charles Pierce’s epic takedown on this post. And yes, it truly is epic.
So why am I covering it here again after such a thorough fisking? Well, frankly because mangos this rotten deserve a thorough beating less they reform themselves into the dreaded Mango-shoggoth and destroy the world.
Shorter (or the last port before Jungle):
- Holy shit, girls now do as well as boys in school thanks to decades of fighting discriminatory practices. So I’m going to join the current right-wing freakout about it, which argues that since women are inherently inferior, the schools must be conspiring against boys to artificially lower their performance. Also I’m so out of touch, I don’t even know which Shakespeare plays most resonate with people. I may in fact be an evil robot posing as a lecherous old man who dyes his eyebrows.
Yeah, about that Shakespeare line…
Henry V is one of Shakespeare’s most appealing characters.
What planet are your space robots from, Bobo?
Henry V? Henry the fucking Fifth? Yeah, he definitely ranks above Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Hamlet, Puck, Romeo, Juliet, Shylock, and pretty much every character in every other play.
I mean, who besides giant Shakespeare nerds even bothers reading Henry V? (Yes I did and yes I am, in this and many other respects). Not only is it one of the phoning it in hagiography scripts he needed to send to the queen and her nobles in order to keep performing the plays that people bother remembering these days, but it’s not even the best of those.
At least Richard III has that great “A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse” line. Hell if it wasn’t for the line “once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more” and of course the St. Crispin’s Day speech, it would have been remarkable as one of the only Shakespeare plays to produce no memorable lines.
It’s like Bobo, setting to type his next magnum opus, thought, I should add some humanity to disguise my cold metal heart like when I talk about the Applebee’s salad bar. And then just opened a Complete Works of Shakespeare book to a random page and decided to use it as the central metaphor.
Fuck, I’m gonna use the same method. Ahem (ruffle ruffle ruffle).
Truly, The Tinderbox by Hans Christian Andersen best demonstrates how cogent and thoughtful Bobo’s random style is!
He was rambunctious when young and courageous when older.
Well, his main contribution as a character and a king was winning the Battle of Agincourt, so I’m not sure why this is surprising. What? Somebody violent as a kid was violent as a man and turned out to be better at war than the hard thinky duties of running a country. Shock and consternation!
But suppose Henry went to an American school.
…Well, I believe the main difference is he probably wouldn’t be a prince and so wouldn’t be able to just waltz into a position of power no matter what he did as a kid.
Fuck, why bother pretending, he’d probably just spend his days bullying queers and blind teachers, be handed a CEO position in a company his daddy took over and promptly drive it into the ground before running as the Republican nominee for President.
And I’m not sure the rambunctious or the American school would be at all responsible for that shit.
But honestly? Really? This is the central conceit? What if Henry V went to American public school?
Yes, what if Puck went to British reform school? What if Hamlet went to a Dutch seminary? What if Shylock went to a Nigerian nunnery?
Let’s get wacky with this bitch!
By about the third week of nursery school, Henry’s teacher would be sending notes home saying that Henry “had another hard day today.” He was disruptive during circle time.
I know we’re supposed to follow this fantasy with a “oh noes, his manly man energy is being sapped by feminazi union members robbing his mighty staff in order to give it to idiot females so they could cheat their way to victory”, but I’m already being kicked out of the metaphor on this first bend.
I mean, fuck, has their ever been a single era where disruptive kids who were fucking up everyone else’s learning time not been looked down upon? The big difference is that now the parents might get a letter or a private talk whereas before their kids were beaten with a leather strap until they learned how to plot revenge.
Fuck, “Henry” didn’t even get away with this shit in the play, with Henry IV worrying his ass off about his drunk highway robbing wastrel of a son. Fuck, if it wasn’t for the fact that this was a hagiography for the kings, that whole subplot probably would have ended with Henry getting killed off by one of the hero’s sidekick characters.
By midyear, there’d be sly little hints dropped that maybe Henry’s parents should think about medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Many of the other boys are on it, and they find school much easier.
Maybe. But overdosing that occurred in the early 2000s on behalf of the pharmaceutical companies aside… ADD and ADHD are real medical phenomena that require real medical solutions.
It’s not like some evil feminist invented them to turn masculinity into a sin. It’s a really unfortunate condition that can really fuck up one’s life without medication. I had a friend with very strong ADHD and without medication he literally could not prevent himself from fucking up his life in easily preventable ways.
And skipping ahead a bit. All of this is setting up a “boys are doing poorly in school because they are being destroyed” BS point later on.
As such, I gotta point out… Um, ADD and ADHD medicine helps concentration. Makes one better at school work. Even when it’s mistakenly given to someone, it makes it easier for that kid to focus on school, in terms of lectures, test taking, homework, and so on.
In other words, taking it should make students better at school work and thus having “artificially” improved scores over normal.
But hey, it wouldn’t be a wingnut essay if one’s bullshit point didn’t prove the opposite of one’s intentions.
By elementary school, Henry would be lucky to get 20-minute snatches of recess.
Yeah, it is a shame that liberal teaching reforms, especially for primary education, are rejected in favor of overburdening the kids with standardized tests and other methods with poor teaching results for that age.
Oh, this is supposed to be part of the feminazi conspiracy, isn’t it?
Yeah, no. Sorry, Bobo, but your robot alien army can’t just pretend like the factory teaching style you’ve fought tooth and nail to preserve is somehow on those mean old nasty liberals and their cootie monster teacher leaders. We’ve pointed out again and again the fact that kids don’t perform well during mornings, the importance of multiple recesses for younger kids, and other reality-based solutions to real-world problems.
You instead decided to rant about giving government funds to charter schools and how much teachers are overpaid.
What I’m saying is there’s a credibility gap and you’re stuck on the side with all the fire.
During one, he’d jump off the top of the jungle gym, and, by the time he hit the ground, the supervising teachers would be all over him for breaking the safety rules.
Ha! As if! You’re usually lucky to have a single teacher on recess duty and they’re usually running around so much preventing kids from doing something fatal that it’d probably be only a 5% chance they’d even fucking see it.
Fuck, it’s parents whining about that so much that made it so every modern Elementary school playground would gladly let a kid leap off the the top of the jungle gym. What with it being at best a foot high over soft foam padding and all.
Oh, sorry, this was another thinly veiled “bitches are preventing proud manly boys with their firm buttocks from leaping into the arms of balding older men” type thing, wasn’t it?
Sorry to stomp on your erection with reality. Won’t let it happen again.
He’d get in a serious wrestling match with his buddy Falstaff, and, by the time he got him in a headlock, there’d be suspensions all around.
Wrestling match, beating up Falstaff for his lunch money, same difference.
And not to bring original work too much into Bobo’s fanfic here, but in the play, Prince Henry commits public drunkeness, plans a major robbery loudly in public, and harasses the equivalent of a police officer. If he wasn’t the heir to the throne, he would have been in gaol (it’s extra British) so fast, his head would have spun.
And suddenly I see why he didn’t go with any of those other better known characters for his Shakespeare analogy. Oh, Bobo, your endless erection for the return of the monarchy is truly a delight for both young and old!
First, Henry would withdraw. He’d decide that the official school culture is for wimps and softies and he’d just disengage.
Yeah, then he’d call them pussy faggots and he’d flip his cool rebel hair back and punch that stupid queer kid with the colored hair. And then he’d totally pull me up on his motorcycle and we’d have like a billion babies but not gay faggot babies. And we’d talk all night about how much we hate women for having all those cooties and trying to remove our raw masculine energy with their feminazi ray beams. And he’d tell me that robot aliens are the keenest and then he’d hold me in his strong arms and I’ll just die! SQUEE!
On a completely separate note, I wonder how many problems with our current mainstream media could be solved by just buying every national pundit a male prostitute to work out their daddy issues and repressed worship of “manly shows of power”.
In kindergarten, he’d wonder why he just couldn’t be good. By junior high, he’d lose interest in trying and his grades would plummet.
So, this is supposed to be the big “reasonable centrist” explanation for why boys are doing as well as they always did, but now girls are doing slightly better in statistically insignificant ways?
That boys are just too busy “rebellin’” and being all James Dean to “care about school”? Cause, A) no. And B) heh heh, boy are you going to be backing up at Warp Factor 9 when you realize that you stumbled onto one of the big reasons that black test scores tend to drag.
And no, you don’t get to steal B for the boys. Blacks view education as the enemy because their schools are deliberately underfunded, they are looked upon by their culture as uneducable, and the entire curriculum centers around white history, white authors, and white grammar.
Seeing as how the history is nearly 100% male, the authors are nearly 100% male, and the structure of the class favors male participation… well, I don’t think you get to argue that because the English class once featured a female author, it explains all male test scores ever.
Then he’d rebel.
Well, of course, he’d rebel. Of course, he’d be moody. Of course, he’d be all emo and view minor drama as the be all end all of his entire life.
Cause that’s what a teenager IS!
I was more cynical as a teen. I was more emo. I tuned off to the “official channel” man and was gonna “fuck the system”.
Cause I was an overdramatic punk going through the same high school angst that every other fucking kid in high school goes through.
Fuck, at least the poor over-structured straight boy doesn’t have to worry about how they’re going to sneak that abortion past their parents because they didn’t learn about condoms until after they and Joey did the deed. Or having to group up with the other queer kids so you can cover all the angles if the footballers decide they want to get out some aggression on an acceptable target.
If the official high school culture was über-nurturing, he’d be über-crude.
Or… kids are “crude” because social standards evolve and thus the next generation is less likely than the last to view certain words as “off-limits” simply because some fundies decide to have fainting spells about them.
Cause they actually are smarter than the average conservative adult and thus ask simple questions like “since when did ‘you just don’t’ become an acceptable reason to artificially limit my vocabulary?”
If it valued cooperation and sensitivity, he’d devote his mental energies to violent video games and aggressive music.
Yes, the feminazis gone wild culture of our school is definitely the reason that kids listen to the hippity-hop and play those violent vidjeo games.
Or… maybe, just maybe, every popular youth culture is viewed as “the great evil brainwashing our kids away from Jesus” by the old fogies. It’s not like this same argument has been recycled about rock music, D&D, computers, the internet, metal, punk, hip-hop, etc…
I look forward to joining the fogies in COUGH COUGH years ranting about how these new hologram doohickeys is the reason that those young punks don’t respect their elders any more, dagnabbit! Also, GET OFF MY LAWN you whippersnappers!
If college wanted him to be focused and tightly ambitious, he’d exile himself into a lewd and unsupervised laddie subculture.
Yeah, if those mean evil feminazis didn’t want him to succeed on his own merits and give him the skills to survive in the real world, he’d… become Scottish?
Sorry Bobo, but you lost me on that one. It’s like you reached a point where you knew you’d actually have to use a concrete example of something that kids actually do and realized you had nothing. So you called up 1-900-SCOT-NOW and just transcribed the first word you heard after the bit about peeking under kilts.
He’d have vague high ambitions but no realistic way to realize them.
Wow, if only there was some sort of mean old group that could provide a structured but engaging setting to present potential options to discover ambition and the skills necessary to realize them. They could interact with the kids from a young age, building different skills as they went to cover a wide variety of subjects.
That’d be great.
Cause then we could overburden them with bullshit testing statistics that ensured that school was boring and uninteresting and kids immediately checked out.
Take that liberals!
Day to day, he’d look completely adrift.
I’m strongly resisting the urge to throw back the “personal responsibility” malarkey back in their faces.
Cause every time some filthy mud person, poor person, queer, or woman was legitimately fucked over by the school system or a hostile corporate culture and felt abandoned and adrift, you fuckers are first in line to argue that they should have pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and started a Fortune 500 with their lunch money in the third grade.
Fuck, as if. You fuckers are first in line to say it’s just how the world works and we mean liberals are just trying to deny reality by assuming that women could do as well as men, blacks could do as well as whites, and poor people could do as well as the children of the rich when given equal attention, resources, and care.
Shock of shocks that the first time men do slightly worse than women, you’re instantly searching for proof that every whiny teenager’s emo rant about bitches keeping him down is yet another brick in the wall of the feminazi conspiracy.
It’s almost like those excuses were thinly veiled sexism, racism, etc…
Who could have known?
This is roughly what’s happening in schools across the Western world. The education system has become culturally cohesive, rewarding and encouraging a certain sort of person: one who is nurturing, collaborative, disciplined, neat, studious, industrious and ambitious.
Gosh, with those thinly veiled dog whistles, I couldn’t possibly guess what sexist cliche you could be talking about there.
So I’m gonna go with… native americans? Queer latinos? Ooh, Lumberjacks! Got to be lumberjacks!
On a separate note, they’re ceding “industrious and ambitious” to female stereotypes now? So, what’s supposedly left for men in this not at all anti-male view of the world? Being lazy, filthy violent cavemen that can’t co-habitate the same space as other people?
And yet you still insist that feminists are the man-haters? It’s almost like I have a regular meme I use to describe moments like this. I think it’s Space Cake Robot.
People who don’t fit this cultural ideal respond by disengaging and rebelling.
Only applies to MENZ, the most oppressed of dominant groups!
Excuse offer does not extend to queer kids, kids from broken homes, kids struggling with addiction, vulnerable kids seeking external reinforcements of self-esteem, non-white kids, or uppity feminists and proto-feminists criticizing dominant culture.
Far from all, but many of the people who don’t fit in are boys.
Well naturally… except, not in the slightest bit. Oh sure, boys get the most attention about it, cause boys are still seen as the only ones who matter.
Fuck, the performance of boys hasn’t changed a fucking inch and people are clutching their pearls to break our already fucked up education system even more just to re-give them an unfair artificial advantage.
But yeah, that phrase way more describes… well, every minority group known to man. People legitimately excluded in the forced-interaction culture that is school, especially with how power structures tend to come down on the side of bullies against those being bullied. Fuck, for a lot of minority groups, the school itself participates in the bullying, like with the crackdowns on gay couples at proms or fucking with the trans kids.
And as far as the “don’t fit in” thing, way more women suffer from that. What with things like tampons, pads, and pain medication for cramps being viewed as dangerous foreign objects. Not to mention the way female sexuality, female health, and so on are treated by schools. And I’m not even going to get into the horribly inadequate awareness and responses by schools to problems of rape, stalking, sexual harassment and so on. At least the male bully victims have some genuine recourse and options reliably available to resolve things.
A decade or so ago, people started writing books and articles on the boy crisis. At the time, the evidence was disputable and some experts pushed back.
Yes, a decade ago, when girls were, when given the same resources and a culture that was less hostile to the idea of female scholarship and accomplishment, catching up in test scores even in “male subjects” like math and the sciences.
Then, a bunch of disingenuous hacks started sounding the alarms because it disproved decades of useless pseudoscience about how test scores proved the inherent inferiority of women and the uselessness of educating them.
And they haven’t shut up since, hoping that loudness would make up for actually having a legitimate point beyond, “bu-bu-but wimminz is supposed to be teh stupid ones. Unfair!”
Since then, the evidence that boys are falling behind has mounted. The case is closed. The numbers for boys get worse and worse.
Get used to seeing the words “falling behind” a lot as we go forward from here. Never just “falling” or “dropping”. Or other words that would demonstrate say a legitimate “decrease” below what was suspected or a real drop in male test scores below what they’ve always been.
That might be because no fucking research shows that. Not even the wingnut wishful thinking “research papers”. The best they can do is men falling behind in “relative scores”. Because the “problem” isn’t so much men failing as women succeeding.
Now, if I believed in the fulfillment of ironic destiny, I’d use this to argue that maybe women are just naturally smarter than men and said whiners should just deal with it and stop trying to rewrite science.
But then, I’m not a complete asshole who is ignorant of what the studies actually say. And sadly, the truth is rather mundane. Women are doing slightly better at non-significant levels and a lot of the slight gap is caused by the fact that girls in school push themselves harder because low test scores mean more psychologically thanks to cultural sexism.
What I mean is if a boy scores a C in math, then who the fuck cares? It’s a passing score. But if a girl scores a C in math, then it’s proof that women just aren’t as good at math and why is she even bothering.
It means higher stress levels, more effort put into studying and performance, and sadly increased onsets of premature surrendering on subjects if it seems like “they just don’t get it”.
It’s like weedkiller to dramatic narrative.
By 12th grade, male reading test scores are far below female test scores. The eminent psychologist Michael Thompson mentioned at the Aspen Ideas Festival a few days ago that 11th-grade boys are now writing at the same level as 8th-grade girls. Boys used to have an advantage in math and science, but that gap is nearly gone.
Yes, because it turned out all the sexists were wrong and women weren’t “inherently inferior” in those subjects and are starting to demonstrate that by well, doing just as fucking well as the boys have traditionally done.
It’s almost like Bobo and his fellow masculinity worshipers are unable to handle this basic feminist truth and are desperate to discover how Poison Ivy is managing to seduce the boys into deliberately using girl names on their tests to make girls look better.
Also, that’s the worst issue of Gotham City Sirens EVER.
Boys are much more likely to have discipline problems.
Well, yes, boys are more likely to be bullies. Heck, we can get even more specific and note that nominally straight white Christian boys are more likely to be bullies.
It’s almost like bullies tend to view themselves as guardians of “normal culture” against perceived slights against the “natural order”. And thus seek to enforce a narrow range of life options by targeting those who are seen as deviant.
Just joshing ya, it’s actually that the mean bulldyke hall monitors deliberately target men who are busy looking super cool and sexy to randomly drag to the principal’s office for no reason.
And no, I don’t at all feel the need to point out that wingnuts such as Bobo usually cite disciplinary numbers to argue that education is wasted on those jungle people from the inner cities.
An article as far back as 2004 in the magazine Educational Leadership found that boys accounted for nearly three-quarters of the D’s and F’s.
And before girls started proving sexist assumptions wrong through their performances, “scientific” sexists argued this was explained by the fact that men have a wider range than women do. And so are more likely to be represented at the extremes of accomplishment, i.e. that they have the most morons and the most geniuses. And that said “scientific” fact explains why men seem to be over-represented in halls of power and at the top of companies and why such over-representation was totally natural and not at all due to sexism. Oddly enough the “moron” side of the argument was instantly dropped later on in arguments in favor of arguing that every man is stronger, better, faster, smarter than every single woman because that .01% performance difference between the sexes is proof of inherent superiority and whatnot.
I guess now that even that has been demonstrated as complete wishful bullshit, we’re moving on to arguing that said Fs are just the result of vindictive female teachers who just can’t handle their white male students’…
Yeah, you bitches can’t step to the octuple exclamation point! It’s the MANLIEST of MAN POINTS!
Some colleges are lowering the admissions requirements just so they can admit a decent number of men.
So… men are receiving affirmative action then?
Well, okay, no they are not. The “colleges” skewing the numbers because OMG WHAT ABOUT TEH MENZ are basically fundie wingnut clown colleges and a handful of others run by sexist morons that believe this nonsense about “oh noes, teh wimminz iz taking over”.
Mainly because it’s an insult that makes a joke of the very real purpose affirmative action serves.
But hey, why waste the opportunity to note that conservatives are suddenly behind infamous dog-whistle “affirmative action” when they think it can be used to artificially give an advantage to the dominant group.
It’s almost like they view all of culture’s job to be enforcing artificial hierarchies or something.
Even so, men make up just over 40 percent of college students. Two million fewer men graduated from college over the past decade than women. The performance gap in graduate school is even higher.
And yet TEH MENZ proportion of enrollees and graduates from undergraduate and graduate schools hasn’t changed more than a stastically insignificant amount of percentage points in 50 years.
Actually I tell a lie, it’s actually gone up a little bit as more people in general have been enrolling in college.
It’s almost like disingenuous sexists are trying to turn women doing well into an artificial problem so they can try and bring back more ardent sexism in the classrooms to try and force women back into their roles as broodmares for the Republic.
And that’s going to fail. Miserably. Women have gotten used to academic accomplishment. Most young girls expect they will have the same options for a career that boys do. You lost this battle… forever.
So weep, my little alien robot. Weep into your underaged kidnap victim’s lap. Cause those hollowed days when you could pretend your edifice of sexism proved the inherent superiority of those sexy male forms you masturbate to every night are well over.
Some of the decline in male performance may be genetic.
Ha ha ha ha! Go fuck yourself.
Seriously, your bullshit “genetic differences” is burning to death on the living room rug and you’re still trying to sell it like it was fucking gold.
I’m sorry, but I believe you are now officially out of excuses. Men and women aren’t meaningfully different.
DEAL WITH IT.
The information age rewards people who mature early, who are verbally and socially sophisticated, who can control their impulses. Girls may, on average, do better at these things. After all, boys are falling behind not just in the U.S., but in all 35 member-nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Of course, that darn internet… somehow erased how learning and information has worked for decades upon centuries… because women don’t spend all their time surfing for gay porn? Except for the ones who do in order to get material for their Edward/Jacob slashfic?
Any more straws you’d care to grasp for?
But the big story here is cultural and moral.
Wait? What? How?
Praising Jesus more in the classrooms will somehow trick girls into sucking again so the natural order will be restored?
If schools want to re-engage Henry, they can’t pretend they can turn him into a reflective Hamlet just by feeding him his meds and hoping he’ll sit quietly at story time.
Again with the meds.
You know what Bobo, fine, I’m going to take a classroom full of ADHD sufferers, deny them medication and put you in charge of educating them. I’m then going to give them all a standard timed test, which is of course the best way to determine teacher ability and if you score lower than the average set by the best schools, we’ll put about 70,000 volts through your testicles.
I’m sure, with your respect for the natural rambunctious spirit of our fine youth, you can avoid that shock way better than some overpaid union thug of a teacher.
If schools want to educate a fiercely rambunctious girl, they can’t pretend they will successfully tame her by assigning some of those exquisitely sensitive Newbery award-winning novellas.
What the fuck is your problem with the Newberry award? Did they give one to a non-white author or something? Cause it looks like the 2012 award went to a white guy.
Also, not to put the knee in the “Applebee’s salad bar”, but the Newberry medal is only given to full children’s books, NOT novellas. Sure, a children’s book may be as long as a novella, but it still counts as a full fucking book.
But hey, it’s okay. We don’t expect you to know things like that with your tiny male brain. Hey, don’t get so hormonal about it! It’s just what science says.
Social engineering is just not that easy.
With all the IT’S ALWAYS PROJECTION wingnut essays about evil liberal social engineering rewriting our DNA or whatnot, it just makes me wish it were true.
Imagine if liberals made a collective conscious effort to legitimately change culture for the better. I mean, sure, we all do our small parts, fighting our small battles to make tomorrow suck slightly less than yesterday. But imagine if there really were a global social engineering effort on the levels that wingnuts like to pretend we have.
And yeah, that’s quickly becoming the default reaction to ever wingnut scare story as of late. Fuck, if we just strung together every wingnut’s idea of Hell on Earth, we’d be pretty fucking close to a genuine utopian society.
Schools have to engage people as they are.
Gawrsh, if only there had been some tireless group of education reform activists fighting for decades to try and turn this into a reality!
Heck, I bet said people would have instituted a whole platform of minor improvements. Like say trying to reduce the impact of sexism and racism so that women and minorities could start demonstrating their actual abilities and prove the assumptions of their inferiority wrong! Or heck, maybe even getting kids who physically couldn’t concentrate on lessons and tests some sort of medical aid in order to be able to demonstrate their abilities and potential and thus have a chance of making it to college and beyond! Why they might even try and find new and interesting ways to engage students of all different backgrounds and try and encourage everyone to give it their all and not to give up.
Sadly, such people do not live on the cold metal planet of Sirius 6 where Bobo spends his hibernation periods. And thus they must not exist here.
QED liberals, QED.
That requires leaders who insist on more cultural diversity in school: not just teachers who celebrate cooperation, but other teachers who celebrate competition; not just teachers who honor environmental virtues, but teachers who honor military virtues; not just curriculums that teach how to share, but curriculums that teach how to win and how to lose; not just programs that work like friendship circles, but programs that work like boot camp.
That would require cultural diversity; varied teaching styles that also encourage cooperation versus the usual style of throwing everyone into competition over grades; introducing environmental values into the usual rigmarole of reciting famous battles of history. It would require emphasizing teamwork and sharing instead of the usual blank divisions of winner and loser, high grades and low, cool kids and outsiders, and smart and dumb. And…
No, wait, sorry, what was that last one? You want schools to be more like boot camp?!?
What the flying fuck on a pogo stick?
What possible malfunctioning diode could ever have compelled you to include that?
I mean, leaving aside the fact that gym classes are already run like boot camps, complete with making fun of the out-of-shape and associating health exercise with shame, degradation, and cruelty. Not to mention the apparent assumption that schools are actually run like episodes of My Little Pony. It’s just insane. “Like a boot camp” is a bad thing.
And deliberately so. Boot camps are deliberately terrible because they are designed to create such an abusive twisted environment that one is willing to kill another living breathing human being rather than suffer ever having to go back.
I mean, sure, all of this might as well have been BLAH BLAH BLAH anyways. What with it being the bullshit filler to argue for rolling back the reforms away from diversity of teaching methods and towards the sexist, racist, brutal methods that were in place before.
But fuck, have some damn standards Bobo and don’t literally argue that your side is in favor of Boot Camps, Lord of the Flies dystopias, and some sort of Battle Royale/Hunger Games thing.
I don’t think any amount of fear over the taint of “femininity” is going to get the organics to support that instead.
The basic problem is that schools praise diversity but have become culturally homogeneous.
I don’t think that word means what you think it means.
But hey, since you’ve been rapidly abandoning any remaining pretense that you aren’t a wingnut alien robot posing as a centrist, might as well try Jonah’s shtick of arguing that “liberals are the real Xs” in the face of reality and grammatical consistency.
The education world has become a distinct subculture, with a distinct ethos and attracting a distinct sort of employee. Students who don’t fit the ethos get left out.
That was a Freudian slip if I ever did see one.
Shall we talk more about how those darn employees, the students, are being left out of the corporate culture of school?
Little Prince Hal has a lot going on inside. He’s not the unfeeling, uncommunicative, testosterone-driven cretin of common boy stereotype. He’s just inspired by a different honor code. He doesn’t find much inspiration in school, but he should.
So, what you’re saying is the Prince Hal is the Gary Stu of your new Harry Potter fanfic?
Cause, in the actual play, Prince Hal was a machiavellian fuck with a stupidly over-complicated bullshit story to cover up the “he was a spoiled rich brat who happened to be on the right side of a famous English victory”. And especially dramatize and cover up that said victory had a fuck a lot more to do with the importance of England’s longbows than anything else, including King Henry’s “manly gravitas”.
But hey, seeing as how Bobo’s robotic diodes go into convulsions if he goes more than a day without sucking the cock of the God-Kings he wishes were still around, I can see how he might have missed that shit.
If only there was some kind of drug that could help him concentrate through those difficult times.
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