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Is There a War Against Boys?
Aired 7/27/2000

It has long been argued that our schools fail to address the needs of girls. But a controversial new book by Christina Hoff Sommers claims that boys are really the ones in trouble. Boys have a more difficult time in school and are less likely than girls to go to college. Sommers faults ’misguided feminism’ for distracting our attention from the problem. Others argue that we need to revise our expectations for boys. Has feminism changed the way we raise our boys? Are schools failing them, too?
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  Christina Hoff Sommers
    W.H. Brady Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and author of "The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism is Harming Our Young Men"
  Susan Bailey
    Wellesley Center for Women, Wellesley College and Author, "How Schools Shortchange Girls"
  Michael Kimmel
    SUNY Stony Brook, professor of sociology, and author of "Manhood in America: A Cultural History"

Originally Aired: 7/27/2000

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