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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Guns Are Good

Guns Are GoodEver since time began, small boys have played with toy weapons; whether they were toy clubs, bows and arrows, swords, guns or ray guns.

I myself used to have a fine collection of bows and arrows, swords, a machine gun, a rifle and various cap guns.

These days, Nanny's chums in nursery schools etc try to feminise boys by forbidding such "nasty" little games as "war" and "cops and robbers" etc.

Now Nanny herself has stepped in, and the Department for Children, Schools and Families has said that staff should resist a "natural instinct" to stop such play.

It says role playing helps create the right conditions for boys' learning, and could help them become more engaged in education in the future.

The guidance (entitled Confident, Capable and Creative: Supporting Boys' Achievements) says "practitioners" often find boys' chosen type of play "more difficult to understand and value than that of girls".

Boys regularly use "images and ideas gleaned from the media" as starting points in play, the advice says, which "may involve characters with special powers or weapons".

Quite!

Needless to say, the dinosaurs in the teaching unions are behind the times as ever.

Chris Keates, general secretary of the NASUWT teachers' union, said:

"I think this is a clear example

of gender stereotyping.

I do not think schools should be encouraging

boys to play with toy weapons
."

When will the teachers' union ever learn?

12 comments:

  1. john rimmer11:14 AM

    I think that the consistent lower academic performance of boys at school, as compared to girls, might be a more important piece of 'gender stereotyping' for this 1970s student-radical throwback to get his head around. Some hope

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  2. Japs and Commandos. Ace.

    All the unpopular kids got to be the Japs and always got wiped out to a 'man'. Commandos never took any casualties - Japs were always a crap shot.

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  3. I think it must be very difficult for boys growing up today in Nanny's PC world. They must be very confused as to what their role is in society. TV adverts constantly show males as morons that only want to clean the house or carry the baby in a safety baby rucksack and women as financial wizards sorting out the mortgage, loan, new car and insurances. When they're not doing the financial stuff they are doing the building work or DIY.

    The real irony is that all the things the feminists hated about men, are exactly what many "women" are doing, fighting, drinking, smoking, swearing etc etc.

    I wonder if the life expectancy in women will actually fall as they develop more and more of men's bad habbits.

    I think we need to promote manliness, we need to stop pandering to Nanny and her feminisation of men. I am sick and tired of seeing "men" on the TV crying and sobbing like girls when they get told no or something goes wrong in their life. Let's have a return to the stiff upper lip.

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  4. "When will the teacher's union ever learn?"

    Those who can't learn, teach, apparently.

    Here in the States, Nanny (an international phenomenon if ever there was one) has more or less eliminated recess from primary education. Absolute bollocks!

    When I was a child, we lived for recess, as I'm sure our teachers also did. Anticipation of recess was the only thing that made sitting through morning class tolerable, and of course in the afternoon, anticipation of getting out of school made afternoon class barely tolerable.

    At recess, we played all sorts of devilishly cruel and competitive games, like kickball and dodgeball (the latter practically a medieval torture by Nanny's standards). We hung like monkey's from the Jungle Gym, chased each other round the obstacle course, and generally had a grand old time. And this was nothing compared to what we were up to when out of school in the afternoons.

    Having eliminated recess from childhood education, poor old Nanny just can't understand why these disruptive kids (boys in particular) won't sit quietly at their Dickensian workbenches for six hours a day pasting together art projects.

    Nanny solution to this dilemma: dope them up with prescription drugs until they're too lethargic to learn anything!

    I don't know if the situation is the same in the UK, but I find the elimination of recess to be a prime example of how Nanny's educational minions have lost their minds, assuming they ever had any.

    End of sermon.

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  5. Grant4:23 PM

    When I was a lad I moved schools several times when my father was given new postings.

    Even in my first primary school in South London we have a playground. After a year or two we moved to a bigger school just down the road which also had a playground and an annex building a short walk away which I remember more clearly - a large grassed area in which the two classes that occupied the building (there may only have been one class) had what seemed to be a huge area in which to play. I may only have been at the annex for a term - seemed longer - before moving to Germany. Great school with it's own playground and unrestricted access to some playing fields.

    Back in the UK just in time to move to senior school where we were fortunate enough to have most of a huge country estate in which to satisfy recreational desires. No female distractions to deflect us from serious male activities.

    I can't imagine how dull school life must be these days for so many pupils who don't have such facilities available or, worse, do have the facilities but are not allowed to make use of them.

    They don't shackle kids in that way in other parts of the world ...

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  6. Pietr6:51 PM

    Nanny is probably shit scared by the behaviour of her progeny in the Navy when confronted by a few Iranian gangsters.

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  7. Those who can, do.
    Those who can't, teach.
    Those not competent enough to teach get jobs in Gordon Brown's cabinet.

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  8. Simon The Horrible9:49 PM

    ...."Nanny is probably shit scared by the behaviour of her progeny in the Navy when confronted by a few Iranian gangsters..."

    Are you kidding? Nanny is no doubt very proud of the sailors who surrendered without firing a shot.

    And equally proud of the warship captain who sent them out without air cover.
    (I suppose the captain had used up his carbon credits for that particular day)

    Back when the Royal Navy was manned by men, this shit would have never happened.

    Instead of promoting everyone in that sorry mess, they should have all been courtmartialed.

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  9. Anonymous10:26 PM

    Further to Black Sea’s comment:

    “Nanny solution to this dilemma: dope them up with prescription drugs until they're too lethargic to learn anything!”

    Seemingly, it’s only now being realised that (in addition to learning in different ways) boys and girls develop through different stages at different times - the girls usually precede the boys.

    At the point when the girls learn to sit quietly and pay attention in the class, the boys are still highly active and non-attentive. But because the boys’ behaviour is compared directly with the girls’, many are branded as having behavioural problems.

    The drugs do work, but seemingly they’re now being suspected of causing side effects in later life of lethargy and lack of motivation (exactly in line with what’s now being found in many older boys).

    Why can’t nature just be left alone?

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  10. Anonymous11:56 PM

    We got this crap all over the US. The wussification of boys. Nanny is determined to breed out the "warrior class" among our men.Nanny prefers we die on our knees than live on our feet.

    Debbie

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  11. Anonymous4:04 PM

    "Chris Keates, general secretary of the NASUWT teachers' union, said:

    "I think this is a clear example

    of gender stereotyping.

    I do not think schools should be encouraging

    boys to play with toy weapons."

    I wonder if Mr. Keates would be making such a fuss if, instead of the issue being playing with guns, it was "gender stereotyping" associated with playing with dolls.

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  12. John Rimmer10:30 PM

    Anonymous said: "I wonder if Mr. Keates would be making such a fuss if, instead of the issue being playing with guns, it was "gender stereotyping" associated with playing with dolls."

    Not so long as it was boys playing with dolls.

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