ITT... idiots.Something no one has speculated about is that we might just be finally seeing the natural superiority of women coming to the fore. Perhaps women are just naturally smarter, more mature, more responsible human beings and that accounts for their greater success? Certainly, for most of history, when men were seen to far exceed the accomplishments of women, the prevailing assumption was that men were simply endowed with greater intellectual gifts. All sorts of inane theories were presented to support these assumptions, such as the one Marm alludes to - the greater brain mass of males. Many such silly ideas were taken seriously by men for over a hundred years (in spite of their greater brain mass). Yet now that the tables are turning, no one is claiming inherent superiority for women. I wonder why? Instead, there is a panic about boy's "under"performance; instead of concluding that the sexes have found their natural level, we find new ways to blame the "inadequacies" of women:- their teaching styles don't suit boys, they have made boys confused about their role, they emasculate men, they demand too much.
All BS. The whole issue is about a failure to take responsibility and all the whining and deflecting blame is yet another symptom of that.