Analysis Of Michael Kimmel's Short Story 'A War Against Boys?'

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In the short story “A War Against Boys?”, Michael Kimmel starts out by introducing Doug Anglin. Anglin is a senior who gets average grades and plays sports. He, however, decides to sue his school district for sex discrimination with the help of his father who is a lawyer. Kimmel states that men naturally rebel against the philosophy that “if you sit down, follow orders, and listen to what they say, you’ll do well and get good grades.” He continues by discussing about feminism within classrooms. Statistics show that girls are continuing to be more competent than boys. Kimmel argues that they “feminize” boys by “forcing active, healthy, and naturally exuberant boys to conform to a regime of obedience.” This is going against their nature, which
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