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Do Single Sex Schools Provide A Better Alternative For At-Risk Teens - Book Review

Do Single Sex Schools Provide A Better Alternative For At-Risk Teens - Book Review | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
Lon Woodbury's new Amazon Kindle book, "The Parent Empowerment Handbook Series: Single Sex Schools & Programs" provides readers a broader understanding of the impact Single Sex Schools has on helping at-risk teens develop stable and productive lives.
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I've tried in this digital book on amazon.com to bring together the major pro and con arguments on single sex education, some of the more interesting opinions on the subject, and a list of some of the top single sex schools and programs in the country.

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The Wisdom of Heroes

Luke, Neo, Katniss, and Rango: The Myth and Meaning of the Hero "We have not even to risk the adventure alone; for the heroes of all time have gone befor

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All youth want to be heros, especially I think boys.  This is a good short video explaining Joseph Campbell's concept of the Hero's Journey.,  -Lon

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The Real Reason Women Bully Each Other at Work (And Everywhere Else)

The Real Reason Women Bully Each Other at Work (And Everywhere Else) | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
Hint: it’s not due to females being a “marginalized group.”
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Is there a pattern, or just what might be called "old wives tales?"  -Lon

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Seven Ways Men Are No Longer the ‘Privileged’ Sex

Seven Ways Men Are No Longer the ‘Privileged’ Sex | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
Once the “privileged” sex with many advantages, the American male now seems to be fighting an uphill battle to maintain a fair and reasonable position in society.
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An interesting take on permanent "battle of the sexes."  -Lon

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Are Women Rejecting True Girl Power?

Are Women Rejecting True Girl Power? | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
Chesterton marveled at how suffragettes were willing to punch policeman in 1911 England.  But he wondered whether the drive to obtain the vote for women obscured the real power which women have in society.  
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What is "girl" power?  -Lon

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Gender Norms Around Boys Are Ingrained In Us When We're Young, But There Are Ways To Unlearn Them

Gender Norms Around Boys Are Ingrained In Us When We're Young, But There Are Ways To Unlearn Them | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
We treat boys — and girls — differently before they even express their personalities.
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Boys are Growing Frustrated by Living in a Feminized Society… and That’s Showing Up in Their Friendships

Boys are Growing Frustrated by Living in a Feminized Society… and That’s Showing Up in Their Friendships | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
Is it time to stop treating the traditional, rough-and-tumble boy like a dangerous creature who must be toned down to suit feminized society?
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Interesting take on boys growing up.  -Lon

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Fathers: Not as Worthless as We’ve Been Told

Fathers: Not as Worthless as We’ve Been Told | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
Is it time we recognized that fathers are far more valuable and positively influential in a child’s life than we give them credit for?
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Is the common view of fathers being 'dumb and likeable' really an attack on fatherhood?  -Lon

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RedCliff Recovery (UT) – Wilderness Recovery program for women by women

RedCliff Recovery (UT) – Wilderness Recovery program for women by women | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
With the wilderness as our catalyst, RedCliff Recovery inspires the greatest sense of life for women to recover. 
We believe in hope. We live in joy. We are free. We are women for women.

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Tackling the relentless pressure to succeed that's driving girls to despair

Tackling the relentless pressure to succeed that's driving girls to despair | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
Girls have more opportunities today than ever before, but is that opportunity -- and the pressure that follows -- making girls more anxious and depressed?
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Are girls listening to their own needs, or the wants of society?  Is this part of the problem of despair?  -Lon

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How the War on Boys Is Destroying American Culture

How the War on Boys Is Destroying American Culture | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
What is it about boys these days that makes everyone so fearful of them? Writing at National Review, Heather Wilhelm chronicles a litany of ways the parents of boys are given the clear vibe that girls rule, boys drool as the old saying goes. Look past the obvious anti-male bias and you’ll get
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A rather radical view, but what do you think?  -Lon

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Millennial Males with Degrees are Getting Crushed in the Workplace (See Chart)

Millennial Males with Degrees are Getting Crushed in the Workplace (See Chart) | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
It's not the women getting the short end of the stick.
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Are Better Video Games Killing Men's Desire to Work?

Are Better Video Games Killing Men's Desire to Work? | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
A new study suggests young men are spending less time in the office and more time gaming than they did years ago.
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Career Woman Advice to Young Women -- Don’t Put Off Finding Love and Family

Career Woman Advice to Young Women -- Don’t Put Off Finding Love and Family | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it

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Another view that is not as well known or perhaps popular.  -Lon

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Teenage girls have a message for their dads and it should signal a warning to us all.

Teenage girls have a message for their dads and it should signal a warning to us all. | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
Why do so many privileged girls, whose fathers work to give them overseas holidays, ski trips and the latest smart phones, feel like they're missing out? The answer lies in the struggle of many dads to play a more meaningful role in their growing daughters' lives, writes Madonna King.

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I guess we are still balancing out the change from the industrial revolution when fathers left the homestead to work away from home.  -Lon

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Does the Pill Degrade Women by Making Them Like Men?

Does the Pill Degrade Women by Making Them Like Men? | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
Many American women have swallowed the pill and the feminist promise of equality that it sells without question. But is that something we should rethink?
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A different and contrarian view of the ancient "Battle of the Sexes."  -Lon

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What Living in a Single-Sex Dorm Has Taught Me About Men and Women

What Living in a Single-Sex Dorm Has Taught Me About Men and Women | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
Given the struggle to define what it means to be masculine or feminine, could single-sex dorms provide us with a way to rediscover these things?
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This T.S. Eliot Poem Describes Modern Males Perfectly

This T.S. Eliot Poem Describes Modern Males Perfectly | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
T.S. Eliot's famous poem predicted today's millenial generation, undeveloped and adrift.   
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What is the world that young boys face?  Too many don't seem to be ready.  -Lon

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Women’s Wilderness Empowers Girls Through Outdoor Education

Women’s Wilderness Empowers Girls Through Outdoor Education | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
For 20 years, Women's Wilderness has helped girls learn outdoor skills through backpacking excursions, rock climbing camps, and day hiking trips. Now, they're expanding their focus to reach even more communities.
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Boy Scouts Nix the Word ‘Boy,’ Showing They No Longer Believe in Masculinity

Boy Scouts Nix the Word ‘Boy,’ Showing They No Longer Believe in Masculinity | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
Ironically, such radical inclusion is the death of any real diversity, because without real difference, there can be no diversity.
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This make sense?  -Lon

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Psychologist: Society Experiencing a 'Devaluation of Masculinity'

Psychologist: Society Experiencing a 'Devaluation of Masculinity' | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
Society is experiencing a “devaluation of masculinity,” a fact attributable to the lack of male role models in current culture.
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Anybody agree with the claim men are being devalued?  -Lon

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The Killing of the American White Male

The Killing of the American White Male | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
Why are so many American white men killing themselves and others? And what’s to be done about this phenomenon?
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The author traces it back to no hope - as shown by no religious views.  Make sense?  -Lon

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Commentary: What is toxic masculinity? 

Commentary: What is toxic masculinity?  | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
“Men’s lives are violent because their souls have been violated.” — James Hollis, Under Saturn’s Shadow In a column nearly two years ago, I used the phrase “toxic views of masculinity” to describe one of the many causes of a mass shooting.  At least one reader took exception to the phrase and I realized that I hadn’t really defined it.
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What Do You Think?  -Lon

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Men Don't Get Your Feelings, And Science Still Can't Explain It Genes Can't Explain Why Men Are Less Empathetic Than Women

Men Don't Get Your Feelings, And Science Still Can't Explain It Genes Can't Explain Why Men Are Less Empathetic Than Women | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
For women who think that men just don't seem to understand, well, you're right.
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Men’s Guide: Change Your Life by Building Your Emotional Intelligence

Men’s Guide: Change Your Life by Building Your Emotional Intelligence | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
How strengthening your 'emotional intelligence'—the ability to recognize and emotions and express them to others—improves your mental and physical health.
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Self-harm rises sharply among tween and young teen girls, study shows

Self-harm rises sharply among tween and young teen girls, study shows | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
Self-injury leading to emergency room visits has soared for girls since 2008, with particularly steep rises among girls ages 10 to 14.
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