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April 9, 2014 - Weekly Roundup Archive


April 9, 2014

Check out the Health Provider Toolkit for Adolescent and Young Adult Males at the new website for The Partnership for Male Youth and follow the Partnership on Twitter@formaleyouth and like the Partnership on Facebook.

News Clips


  • Feminism can prevent suicide
    Archaic notions of masculinity endanger men
    Miles Groth, a psychology professor at Wagner College, states in his work "Boys to Men: The Science of Masculinity and Manhood," published by Psychology Today, that "Suicides among young males are four times more common than among young females and they are occurring among ever younger males, some in their early teens." What is the cause for these drastically different suicide rates?
    Pipe Dream
    April 8, 2014

International News


  • Girls Outnumber Boys in Government, Aided Schools
    As against the popular perception, the total number of girl students studying in various government and aided schools across the state is higher than that of boys.
    New Indian Express
    April 3, 2014


  • Teen boy sunbed use linked to eating disorders
    "Teenage men who regularly use sunbeds are more prone to eating disorders," the Metro reports. A study has found that teen tanners are more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviour, such as using laxatives and vomiting after meals, in order to lose weight or prevent weight gain.
    NHS Choices
    April 7, 2014

  • Top boys' school to take girls for first time in 500 years
    The alma mater of D.H. Lawrence, Ken Clarke and Ed Balls is to accept girls for the first time in its 500-year history amid a continuing decline in the number of single-sex boys' schools.
    The Telegraph
    April 4, 2014

  • Teaching Our Boys to Face the Competitive Landscape of Today's World
    How then do we reverse this? I say that we start very young. Let's elevate the acquisition of empathy and character to the same level as math and literacy. Our educational environments must set the expectation that failure is a mandatory step in the mastery of anything. Let's make sure that every one of our students knows from the very start that their education that ultimately their success in life is utterly and completely theirs to fight for -- and fight they must, girls and boys alike, side-by-side.
    Huffington Post
    April 3, 2014

  • Protestant boys' underachievement: Call for 'urgent action'
    The leader of a unionist working party on educational underachievement among poorer Protestant boys in Northern Ireland has called for urgent action.
    BBC News
    April 3, 2014