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    Re: Men: Would You Marry an American Woman?[W:771]

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    The particular people I have in mind I somewhat know, a clique of about half a dozen, around 30 years old, have not had a relationship that lasted longer than 2 years so far, if they had any at all. Of course that's anecdotical evidence, but I don't think they untypical for the Berlin club scene. I've superficially met others who are 40 already and still consider it the main purpose of their lives to go clubbing and drinking whenever they have a free moment, desperately trying to hide their age.
    There will always be people like that, but I doubt if that scene helps.

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    Re: Men: Would You Marry an American Woman?

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    Well I dunno. I like that my wife and I are on eyelevel rather than I am being the one who gives the orders and takes all the decisions. It's also our plan that I will do the main part of raising the kid(s), while she's making her PhD. Not because she forced me, or anything, it was simply a no-brainer because I love kids and she's much more ambitious than I am. So we're not exactly a "classical" couple. Yet she's never mocked my masculinity nor did I ever feel oppressed. We simply make decisions on eyelevel. :/
    The buzz in some quarters these days is that what women really want is a strong masculine male who is unafraid to lead them. Go figure. It is human nature to want what you're not getting, I guess.

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    Re: Men: Would You Marry an American Woman?

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    The buzz in some quarters these days is that what women really want is a strong masculine male who is unafraid to lead them. Go figure. It is human nature to want what you're not getting, I guess.
    That, and probably generalizations like that only lead so far, I guess. In the end, every male and female is an individual with different preferences.
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    Re: Men: Would You Marry an American Woman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Other than perhaps shop classes - when has school ever been a hands-on type of environment?

    100 years ago was math, english, writing, reading, a hands-on learning process?

    Some science stuff is obviously, but generally speaking in the early 1900's was school hands-on and interactive?
    The public educational system changes all the time. A lot of schools have started to cut programs like recess and sports in recent years.

    Cutting Physical Education and Recess: Troubling Trends and How You Can Help

    "Zero tolerance" policies have exploded since the 1990s as well.

    What do you think happens when you take young boys, who tend to be far more aggressive and energetic than young girls anyway, and then remove their only real physical outlet for that aggression, while ramping up the penalties for even minor offenses to absurdly disproportionate degrees at the same time?

    A lot of boys wind up being labeled as "troublemakers," that's what. In some cases, this might very well lead them to be discriminated against by (largely female) teachers and school administration.

    Additionally, school curriculum and teaching methods these days often tend to change at the drop of the hat. As RiverDad has already pointed out, a lot of more modern curriculum emphasizes "busy work" over actual achievement. Simply because girls are more willing to do busy work, where boys are more likely to rebel against it, doesn't mean that boys are less intelligent, or less academically qualified.

    I'm certainly not claiming that boys are "victims" here, but there would appear to be some problems inherent to our current system which aren't doing them any favors at the present moment.
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    Re: Men: Would You Marry an American Woman?

    A lot of boys *are* troublemakers and demonstrating that one is able to use the skills and knowledge one has gained in the classroom is not "busywork"; it's a better measure of scholastic achievement than scoring well on a test.
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    Re: Men: Would You Marry an American Woman?

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    The number of men teaching in elementary schools is pretty small. There has been a lot of talk about increasing the number of male teachers, but there has been no movement or change in the percentages for the last 10 years. I suspect this is because of push back from the women administrators and teachers. Some women regard men interested in teaching as sexual predators.
    Oh come on....please..... MEN ARE NOT VICTIMS !!!!!

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    Re: Men: Would You Marry an American Woman?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Well, we don't really know how "happy" either of them really are. I'm sure the money helps to make the both of them happier with their situations. Besides, I think she KNEW who Donald Trump was, and I never heard that she was a mail order bride.
    No, just a prostitute. Still, I'm sure she went into it with her eyes (and legs) open. I ****ing know he did.

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    Re: Men: Would You Marry an American Woman?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    A lot of boys *are* troublemakers
    And? It is a teacher's job to adapt their teaching style to the student, not the other way around.

    Boys have always been more prone to act out than girls. Teachers seemed to have been perfectly capable of handling male students in this regard without getting their proverbial "panties in a twist" in the past.

    How is it productive to basically ensure that boys will be more likely to get in trouble by removing physical outlets for their energy, if you're going to slap them down with ludicrous penalties for it?

    In the past couple of years alone, we've had boys suspended or expelled for things as innocuous as making pretend guns with their fingers and kissing girls on the cheek. How many more ridiculous punishments do you think have slipped past the media's notice?

    It and demonstrating that one is able to use the skills and knowledge one has gained in the classroom is not "busywork"; it's a better measure of scholastic achievement than scoring well on a test.
    Prove it. The only generation to be raised under this style of education so far has had more trouble translating their academic experiences into the workforce than any other in our nation's history.

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    Re: Men: Would You Marry an American Woman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Oh come on....please..... MEN ARE NOT VICTIMS !!!!!
    Correct. We don't need to be, either.

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    Re: Men: Would You Marry an American Woman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Oh come on....please..... MEN ARE NOT VICTIMS !!!!!
    How about little boys? Is being told that boys are bad and being drugged for displaying perfectly normal boisterous boy behavior in school something little boys should just be stoic about?

    Some women tell us that the manly, stoic reaction to pain is part of what is all wrong with men. We should be more like them, they say.

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