I have an interesting and alarming news story for my first video made for Jordan Peterson’s new platform, thinkspot – a perfect example of why I am out there advocating for a fairer world for men and boys.
I’ve long been contacted by parents and teachers concerned about anti-male bias in school curriculum – I’ve made a previous video with a Victorian teacher about this issue.
So, I was really delighted to be contacted by a South Australian teacher, Christopher Vogel, who told me he’d just finished his Masters thesis showing his state’s school curriculum is systematically teaching children that males are the abusers with females as their innocent victims.
He spoke to me about his fascinating research in my new video.
Christopher analyzed Keeping Safe, the mandatory child protection curriculum taught in all public schools in SA from kindergarten to year 12. His research reveals systemic bias against boys. The curriculum provides 84 examples of males being aggressive to females (including child rape and abuse) and only one instance of a female being aggressive against a male (looking in his room without permission). See examples here.
The introduction to the curriculum reveals the clear bias against boys, quoting from feminist advocacy groups like White Ribbon which are known to distort violence statistics, presenting only males as aggressors. Here’s a breakdown of the proportion of male to female aggressors in the introduction. The bias against boys increases with the older age groups, as you can see here.
It wasn’t so long ago that our society realized, to our shame, that we’d failed victims of sexual abuse by choosing not to hear their stories. But now we have an entire school curriculum which deliberately ignores male victims of abuse, denying their experiences and making them reluctant to seek help. In Australia we have recently had hundreds of victims of child sexual abuse paraded in the media, as part of the Royal Commission into institutional sexual abuse. It was startling how many of these were boys.
It’s just one example of the dangerous grip of feminist ideology on our institutions, including school curriculum. South Australia certainly isn’t the only state where this is happening. I hope this inspires parents and teachers to check out whether children in your schools are being fed similarly dangerous nonsense. I’ll post Christopher’s thesis to give the detailed information you might need to ask tough questions.
You’ll be pleased to hear Christopher received an HD for his thesis and was asked to present his results to senior education bureaucrats. We need to be writing to education ministers and other relevant authorities seeking more balanced treatment of our children.