Leave it to Bieber
There was an interesting article in the Globe and Mail today called ‘Failing Boys: The Endangered Male Teacher’. The gist of the article basically links the failures of male students to the fact that male teachers in an elementary school are about as common as Kate Moss at a Chinese buffet. In addition, the article touches on the social stigma that school and learning has become a “girl thing” due to the lack of male role models in the school. With one in two marriages ending in divorce and girls getting knocked up at a young age it’s not uncommon for young boys to grow up having no contact with adult males (I’m not talking about the Catholic church kind adult contact either) in their pre-adolescent and adolescent lives.
To be perfectly honest I think this theory is completely overrated. Kids don’t need direct contact with male role models in their life anymore because there are more then enough in the media. Think about it. You have Tiger Woods banging average looking Perkins waitresses in Florida, Brett Favre texting pictures of his wiener to a chick that is way out of his league and Justin Bieber bitch slapping a 12-year-old infant because he beat him at Laser Tag.
From these three public role models a young male can learn at lest three important life lessons. First, looks aren’t everything – a woman’s true beauty is within. Second, shoot for the stars – don’t place limits on yourself. Last, stand up for yourself – don’t take shit from your peers/children.
There you go. What can a male teacher possible provide a young male student that TMZ can’t?
The answer is nothing.
So if you are a single mother or a lesbian mother wanting to provide your little boy with a male influence just sit him down in front of the computer and type in www.tmz.com and I guarantee your child will get all the male influence they need.