Suicide Deaths and Education Reveal Growing Need for Male Gender Council. Recent Attention on Male Suicides and School Lockdowns When Brad Hunstable posted a video about the loss of his 12-year-old boy, Hayden, it brought the social isolation and suicide deaths associated with COVID to the forefront.
Suicide among school-aged children is becoming a larger concern as lockdowns extend. Vitamin D the Clue to More Autism Spectrum Disorder in Boys. Summary: Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may explain why males are three times more likely to be diagnosed with ASD than girls.
The study reports prenatal vitamin d deficiency increases testosterone in the developing male brain. Source: University of Queensland A deficiency in Vitamin D on the mother’s side could explain why Autism spectrum disorder is three times more common in boys, say researchers from The University of Queensland.
In their latest study, Professor Darryl Eyles and Dr Asad Ali from UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute found vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy caused an increase in testosterone in the developing brain of male rats. “The biological cause of Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is unknown but we have shown that one of the many risk factors–low vitamin D in mothers–causes an increase in testosterone in the brain of the male foetuses, as well as the maternal blood and amniotic fluid,” Professor Eyles said.
Boys raped more often than girls – A Voice for Men. Featured, Featured Men's Health, Misandric Culture Boys raped more often than girls Do boys face sexual abuse as children?
MP Accused of 'Racism' over Inquiry Into White Boys Falling Behind. Robert Halfon MP says he has been accused of “racism” after announcing a parliamentary inquiry into white working-class pupils, especially boys, falling behind in schools.
“The whole premise of the committee is to look at left behind cohorts, those who are falling way behind,” said Halfon, who chairs the influential Commons Select Committee for Education. Kids Starting School Early Diagnosed with ADHD. New research suggests parents of children with late summer birthdays may want to consider holding their kids back one more year before starting school.
Millions of boys are deprived of their freedom – Human Rights And Wrongs. Reading Time: 38 minutes Seven million boys are deprived of their freedom worldwide according to a United Nations report.Boys are also disadvantaged in areas of armed conflict.United Nations Secretary-General (the top boss) calls upon all nations to address the root causes of deprivation of liberty of children, reduce inequalities and support families to empower them for good child-rearing.Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is commended to nations, to empower children to actively participate in all matters directly affecting their lives, and to influence decisions relating to their treatment.Family is identified as a key necessity for the well-being of children.
'Boys Get Sad Too' founder on his struggle with depression: 'I want to be the person that I needed in that situation' - MyLondon. 84 men in the UK take their own lives every week.
Mental health awareness is on the up, but it's not happening quickly enough - and it's costing young men the most. One of the key issues for men experiencing depression and anxiety is that they don't feel they can open up about it, worrying that it makes them less of a man. Kyle Stanger is trying to challenge this through his fashion brand Boys Get Sad Too , which he hopes will raise awareness and start conversations about male mental health. Males at risk: 'Boy crisis' of identity jeopardizes America's future. When it comes to solving what he calls the "boy crisis," author Dr.
Warren Farrell says family, schools and policymakers must play a role. The Other Gender Gap. Focus on traumatized boys critical to gender equality, new research shows. TORONTO -- Boys in poor urban areas around the world are suffering even more than girls from violence, abuse and neglect, groundbreaking international research published on Monday suggests.
"This is the first global study to investigate how a cluster of traumatic childhood experiences known as ACEs, or adverse childhood experiences, work together to cause specific health issues in early adolescence, with terrible life-long consequences," Dr. Robert Blum, the lead researcher for the global early adolescent study, said in a statement. "While we found young girls often suffer significantly, contrary to common belief, boys reported even greater exposure to violence and neglect, which makes them more likely to be violent in return.
" Men's Rights News & Info. Barbara Kay: The male crisis that’s ruining our boys and no one cares about. Father’s Day approaches and with it the opportunity to consider the importance of fathers to their children.
It is difficult to overstate both the positive effects of growing up with a father and the negative effects of father absence, especially for boys. These myriad benefits and perils are on record, undisputed and easily accessible. A Doll to Improve Boys’ Empathy? Leonard Sax and I Think Not. Deadbeat son is a sign of America’s failure to raise boys.
Last week, a judge in New York ruled that a 30-year-old man must move out of his childhood home on June 1 after his parents served him with several notices asking him to go. The ruling inadvertently exposed a hidden truth: The boys are not all right. A generation of damaged boys are turning into impaired men and, as seen by the mocking coverage of this case, we’re treating this development like a joke, encouraged to ridicule and condemn them for it. For months, Mark and Christina Rotondo asked son Michael to vacate their home. He had lived with them for eight years and, as he approached his 31st birthday, his parents set deadlines encouraging him to leave. They provided him with guidance and gave him money to move on, which he proceeded to spend on other things.
Michael, meanwhile, claimed he didn’t want to remain in their home, especially after they took him off the family phone plan, but he couldn’t seem to motivate out the actual door. The Drugging of the American Boy. Dailywire. Black boys are the least likely of any group to escape poverty - A broken ladder. Lads Need Dads: one mum's mission to save British masculinity. Men's E-News - The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It. 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. Women have found their voices. Now it may be America’s boys who need our attention. After the holidays, I was catching up on some reading when I came across a community newsletter announcing the “Women’s March on Olympia” scheduled for kickoff at the State Capitol. This topic brought to mind the suffragists of the early 19th century. Interestingly, the word suffragist described both men and women who campaigned for women’s voting rights. In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed support for women’s suffrage, but was rebuffed by Senate Democrats. In 1919, the GOP regained congressional majorities and a voting rights amendment was advanced to the states for ratification — of the 36 approving states, 26 had GOP governors.
In 1920, the 19th Amendment was officially adopted and a woman’s right to vote became law of the land. Back to the women’s march. Now it’s the principal’s wife having sex. A former social-studies teacher at a Colorado high school, who also happens to be married to the principal, has been charged with with having had sexual contact with a male student during an overnight school camping trip. Carrie McCandless, 29, could be sentenced for up to 12 years in prison for sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust and contributing to the delinquency of a minor based for the incident that allegedly occured when she spent time alone in a room with the 17-year-old boy at the Estes Park YMCA. According to Brighton Police Chief Clint Blackhurst, McCandless became the only adult chaparone on the October trip after an adult male chaparone cancelled at the last minute.
McCandless has taught for six years at Brighton Charter High School, where her husband is the principal. Will We Ever Notice Boys' Struggles?