Teen Boys As 'Slackers'

In an article which is pretty demeaning to young men, Maggie Gallagher criticizes teen boys for not being eager to join the rat race, er, get summer jobs when they're young. She seems to think that educational summer camps and getting involved in the Arts is inappropriate for young men, and that they should all be slaving away at summer jobs instead. Why?: "Boys who can't be bothered to earn enough money for movies and some hot dogs haven't shown enough oomph to deserve your [daughter's] company." This is another of those not-so-subtle ways in which men are reduced to wallets and providers, starting from an early age.

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