Now, you might say that this is because men aren't discriminated against or that they are to a lesser degree then women. It is undeniable that women had a rough go of it, they only got the vote in the 20th century, less than 100 years ago in some countries, but the same can be said for many poor men (the majority of the male population in the last 200 years, defining poor as not being a lord), after all the franchise was first extended to "men of wealth" not the guy who lives next door (unless of course you lived next to a Lord). I'm not bashing feminism don't get me wrong, a lot of feminists have accurate statistics and have done excellent work, I am certainly not saying that it is wrong for women to fight to increase their rights. What is wrong is when this comes at the cost of boys and men.
If we're all just people and we're collectively striving for equality then why is the book by Todd Harris Goldman, Boys are Stupid Throw Rocks at Them still on shelves! If there was a book written like that about girls there would have been an immediate recall. Yet companies like Barnes and Nobles, Abe Books, Chapters & Indigo all sell this book. Although copies of this book should be saved for the studies of psychologists, sociologists, historians, anthropologists, doctors and other academics and individuals trying to unravel society, this should not under any circumstances be sold as a children's book. Its not okay to stone girls and its certainly not okay to stone boys or tell them that they're stupid.
|Its not okay to make yourself feel better at someone else's expense. This is bullying on a large scale.|
We are all just humans at the end of the day, whether its against boys or girls discrimination is not acceptable. Books (and all the associated merchandise with them) should not teach our children how to blindly judge others and discriminate against them. Any book, t-shirt, merchandise or person that uses the slogan "Boys are Stupid Throw Rocks at Them", is not telling a joke, it is not funny, what it is, is sexist. It is pure blatant discrimination and it is long overdue that we started including sexism against boys as part of the conversation.