Kim Gandy of the National Organization for Women resents the success of a book that teaches boys to be boys:
One of this year’s best-selling books, The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn and Hal Iggulden, attempts to re-engage boys (and their dads) in the art of tying knots and building tree houses. While it may be a noble endeavor to inspire an interest in nature and hands-on adventure in today’s kids, why should this message be geared specifically toward boys? Proponents of single-sex education must love this book, with its message that boys and girls are “quite different.”
Because boys and girls are “quite different.” Because girls prefer dolls and makeup to skinned knees and tree climbing. Because delusional feminists refuse to acknowledge the basic but obvious gender differences that explain why a majority of young girls would be wholly uninterested in a book about tying knots.
Feminists dream of a completely gender-neutral society where boys are equally encouraged to play with Barbies and easy bake ovens. In anticipation of the day when boys will be born with uteruses, they are trying to stop the supposed gender-role stereotypes that “The Dangerous Book for Boys” perpetuates.
Is life for young girls so miserable that they must be included in every activity once considered a boy’s hobby? I don’t foresee too many men complaining when “The Dangerous Book for Girls” is released in the near future.