Rush Limbaugh received an interesting email from a female listener and read it on his radio show on Monday, December 17, 2012. Here is the text of that email:
I have not watched a second of news on the school shooting over the weekend, mainly because seeing the reporting makes me cry and unable to do much else. But I’m tuned in enough to know that once again the American leftist culture is forcing us to collectively look at the wrong reasons for the problem, and as such, we will never be able to come to grips with it, much less find a solution. What do all of the public shootings in the last years have in common? They were all done by young white males who were from upper middle-class families. The problem is not guns. That’s the easy shiny thing that the liberals flash in front of us so that we don’t look at their failed political agenda.
The problem in America today is how we have treated white boys for the last decades, and it all has at its root the unrelenting liberal political agenda. Boys have been pushed out of two of the most important activities: school and sports. In an all-out effort to convince girls they can do anything a boy can, schools have ignored the natural needs and learning traits of boys and forced them to learn like girls. Fewer boys are going to college, in part because they’re being pushed out by a feminist agenda in education. We have rushed to dilute the energetic aggressive aspects of the male species by drugging them as children and chickifying them at every turn.
We allowed our young boys to play violent murdering video games. These types of games are the same ones the military uses to train soldiers. But they are being played by very, very young kids in dark rooms all over the country. You want to ban something, ban those. We have overlooked the devastating effects on all children of not having a father in the house. And we have ignored and not helped boys with their mental illness. We’ve hyperventilated endlessly over girls and their eating disorders, image issues, self-esteem, sex, blah, blah, blah, but we have most totally ignored the mental challenges that boys face.
Rush: “Interesting, don’t you think? It’s an e-mail from a female listener to the EIB Network.”
Suggested Further reading:
Christina Hoff Sommers wrote The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men (2001). She is currently preparing a second edition of that book. She also wrote Who Stole Feminism: How women have betrayed women (1995). Sommers is an AEI Scholar and all of her essays are collected on her page at the American Enterprise Institute.
Dr. Helen Smith, also known as the “Instawife”, writes a regular column at PJ Media where she often writes on the “war against men.”