JKhedrup wrote:Most educators I have spoken to in the West are very concerned about the level of education, and what they see as the increasingly bad behaviour of their students, and parents who are too busy working in many cases to help their children.
As we all know teachers can't physically discipline their students. If all you can do is snap at the students or send them out of the class (which might be rewarding for them to sit in the hallway or take a stroll down to the office), then they'll never learn. I'm not advocating hurting anyone, but physical punishment in moderation used to and still does produce well disciplined and focused youth. In retrospect this is something I needed as a boy but never got. I had a really hard time keeping a part time job because I lacked discipline growing up.
One other major reason why Asian youth are better disciplined and more studious than their counterparts in many western countries is the absence of feminism. The family model of having a mother at home plus perhaps a grandparent or two ensures sufficient parenting and care. Even in the absence of marital love, parents are more likely to stick together for the well-being of the children. There are less single parent families. Single parent families are more likely to produce delinquent juveniles (I know why this is from experience).
A lot of the social ills that I grew up with like drugs just don't exist in places like Japan and Taiwan. Teenage pregnancies happen, but not enough to warrant daycare programs in high schools!
They have other problems like bullying, pressure and stress, but nevertheless they do a lot of things right. Their family models are superior to what generally the west presently has, largely because they are free of feminism. Being a full-time mother and caregiver is seen as virtuous and honourable. Being able to discipline your children, physically if necessary, is also a point to their credit. I believe all this produces stable families and consequently stable youth.
After being away from Canada for some years I've come to think Western societies (or at least Canada) really need to actively purge feminism, among other deficient and harmful ideologies, from the social fabric and return to traditional models of family, education and childrearing. The alternative is a whole long list of social ills that accompany broken families and undisciplined youth. Filial piety and general respect for teachers and elders is an important virtue that we simply don't seem to have much of any longer thanks to excessive nanny-like sentiments of intellectuals and feminism.
I agree with a great deal of this.
My problem with feminism, is as Huseng said, not the equal pay for equal work aspects. That to me, is just common sense, and merit based fairness.
For me, my issue with it is the extreme ideology they can espouse, that of being anti-men, anti-boys, and anti-family.
The idea of "independent" women mothers being equal to, or superior to, a two-partner/parent family.
That's just nonsense. Not for the children it isn't.
Women's equal rights, equal pay, equal representation is all a good thing,
Saying that one gender doesn't need the other, or that equality means that going it alone when raising kids is a good idea for the kids, is utter nonsense.
We evolved with two genders, and the need for loving partners to bond to one another for a reason.
Whether you are gay, or straight, kids do better with more than one parent.
Another thing I disagree with, is the increasing trend to view natural male behavior, such as teenage roughhousing, and aggression, as "violence" and "criminal assault".
This has been promoted largely by feminism as legal policies.
If two boys get into a tussle, to settle an argument, it's considered "assault" and they both go to jail nowadays.
In the old days, that's usually just how boys and men settled arguments amongst themselves. They might have a good fight, and then it'd be settled, and they may even pat each other on the back afterwards.
It seems to me like a lot of feminists are trying to make male humans behave like females do: use words and gossip to fight it out and be drama/catfighty/cliquey about it.
That's not how males settle things, and men and boys are naturally a lot more aggressive and have a need for a physical outlet because of testosterone levels. Physical education is also in decline. I have a friend from Norway, who said in the schools there, as a kid, they have P.E. in the morning, which allows the kids to let out all their energy. Then, the kids do very well in class, and can concentrate and have much less behavioral problems.
No Ritalin, no legal action, just natural letting boys and kids in general let their energy out. Kids need to play.
This idea that some feminists think they can "cure" the aggression and "violent tenancies" in men is ridiculous.
It's because they view men and boys natural biological tenancies as "mental disease" which can be counseled and therapied and legal processed into submission.
Because they view these tenancies as the source and cause of all the violence against women.
But human beings are human beings. We have two genders because we are mammals, and as mammals there are biological behavioral differences that cannot be undone simply by Ritalin or therapy or arresting people. Or by telling men and boys they shouldn't hit each other.
Rough play and the occasional fight is just what male mammals do.
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We can stand in our shadow, and wallow in the darkness,
We can turn around.
It is OUR choice." -Rev. Basil Singer
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