Saturday, February 6, 2016

Masculinity - China vs. US

Saw this in The New York Times:

The history class began with a lesson on being manly.

Lin Wei, 27, one of a handful of male sixth-grade teachers at a primary school here, has made a habit of telling stories about warlords who threw witches into rivers and soldiers who outsmarted Japanese troops. “Men have special duties,” he said. “They have to be brave, protect women and take responsibility for wrongdoing.”

Worried that a shortage of male teachers has produced a generation of timid, self-centered and effeminate boys, Chinese educators are working to reinforce traditional gender roles and values in the classroom.

The US is doing the exact opposite. Why do you think that is?

And what will happen when the two nations go to war? Will having more female troops help us conquer them?

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