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Coverage of The White House Gender Policy Council - 2021

KIRO TV channel 7

Group alleges girls-only science camps violate civil rights of boys

KIRO 7 News, Seattle, March 19, 2021 By Graham Johnson

Banners outside Pacific Science Center read, “Science needs women.”

So, in addition to camps designed for all kids, the center offers what it describes on its website as “girls-focused summer camps.”

PacSci’s website says the camps “help girls boost confidence, build supportive friendships, and become inspired by female leaders and role models.”

Around the country, science camps designed for girls are common to address the underrepresentation of women in science and technology fields. “The Pacific Science Center has been doing this for some time now and because they receive federal funding we do believe that they are violating the equal protections clause,” said Sean Kullman of the Global Initiative for Boys and Men.

Kullman said his organization filed a complaint with the federal Office for Civil Rights.

“We definitely believe that boys and girls should have the same opportunities and when there are girl-only opportunities and not boy-only opportunities, we believe they’re violating the civil rights of boys,” Kullman said.

The science center’s website says, “While these camp sessions are intended for girls and/or gender non-conforming youth, we would never, and have never, excluded a boy from participating in these programs, should they have the interest.”

In a statement, Pacific Science Center said some programs represent efforts to provide additional support to underserved groups.

PacSci said it is especially proud of programming serving youth who have historically been underrepresented in STEM fields.

USA Labor Statistics: Men Lost More Jobs from 2020 to 2021

But Men and Women Both Suffering During Pandemic Economy

Global Iniative For Boys and Men
Feb, 14, 2021

From January 2020 to January 2021, men lost 436,000 more jobs than women: men lost 2.3 million jobs and women lost 1.8 million jobs. The male unemployment rate (6.05%) was slighter higher than the female unemployment rate (5.95%) in January 2021. Over the course of a year, men's unemployment rose 2.9% (from 3.15% to 6.05%) and women's unemployment rose 2.73% (from 3.23% to 5.95%).

Male unemployment rose at higher numbers and rates than females (Table 1 & Table 2) in not-seasonally-adjusted and seasonally-adjusted unemployment numbers for men and women 16 and over and 20 and over. (Read Full Article and See GIBM Data-Graphics).

TEDx Dr Warren Farrell

TEDx - The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It

One of the foremost speakers and thinkers on gender issues

Dr. Warren Farrell

It's a crisis of education. Worldwide, boys are 50 percent less likely than girls to meet basic proficiency in reading, math, and science.

It's a crisis of mental health. ADHD is on the rise. And as boys become young men, their suicide rates go from equal to girls to six times that of young women.

It's a crisis of fathering. Boys are growing up with less-involved fathers and are more likely to drop out of school, drink, do drugs, become delinquent, and end up in prison.

It's a crisis of purpose. Boys' old sense of purpose-being a warrior, a leader, or a sole breadwinner-are fading. Many bright boys are experiencing a "purpose void," feeling alienated, withdrawn, and addicted to immediate gratification.

So, what is The Boy Crisis? A comprehensive blueprint for what parents, teachers, and policymakers can do to help our sons become happier, healthier men, and fathers and leaders worthy of our respect.

The Boy Crisis Book - Warren Farrell - John Gray

The Boy Crisis Book

The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It

Authors- Waren Farrell PhD and John Gray PhD

What is the boy crisis?

It's a crisis of education. Worldwide, boys are 50 percent less likely than girls to meet basic proficiency in reading, math, and science.

It's a crisis of mental health. ADHD is on the rise. And as boys become young men, their suicide rates go from equal to girls to six times that of young women.

It's a crisis of fathering. Boys are growing up with less-involved fathers and are more likely to drop out of school, drink, do drugs, become delinquent, and end up in prison.

It's a crisis of purpose. Boys' old sense of purpose-being a warrior, a leader, or a sole breadwinner-are fading. Many bright boys are experiencing a "purpose void," feeling alienated, withdrawn, and addicted to immediate gratification.

So, what is The Boy Crisis? A comprehensive blueprint for what parents, teachers, and policymakers can do to help our sons become happier, healthier men, and fathers and leaders worthy of our respect.