Robert Knight

Boys and girls have the same needs, desires and temperaments, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Any observable disparities can be traced to soft bigotry, such as thinking that boys typically throw better than girls. And that girls’ social radar makes boys by comparison as socially sharp as grass-munching oxen.

So, on May 21, the ACLU launched a nationwide jihad against single-sex education, in which boys and girls are separated into programs designed to enhance each sex’s learning capabilities:

“Today, we are sending demand letters to school districts in Florida, Maine, Virginia, West Virginia, Mississippi, and Alabama insisting that they take steps to end single-sex programs that rely on and promote archaic and harmful sex stereotypes,” the ACLU announced. “And we’re launching a new campaign called Teach Kids, Not Stereotypes to drive the point home.”

The ACLU is also seeking public records from schools in Wisconsin, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Massachusetts, Indiana, Idaho, and Illinois, “so that we can better understand the scope and parameters of the single-sex programs operating in those states.”

If boys in general find it harder to sit still than girls do, it’s the adults’ fault. This is gospel in the nation’s universities, where radical feminists have been waging war on sex differences while at the same time claiming female superiority. No, it does not have to make sense, you hateful bigot.

In the process, they’ve created a stifling atmosphere of political correctness, with courses like Stanford’s “Destroying Dichotomies: Exploring Multiple Sex, Gender & Sexual Identities” that lead to degrees that are worthless outside academia. They’ve also managed to use Title IX to wipe out thousands of men’s college sports teams on the grounds that men and women have identical attraction to sports.

As for the real world, it doesn’t seem to matter that, since the dawn of time, boys have been more aggressive than girls due to testosterone. When hopeful, New Age parents give boys a spatula and apron so they can try being Susie Homemaker, they often are disappointed. The spatula quickly becomes a sword, and the apron a sail for a Viking ship.

Robert Knight

Robert Knight is an author, senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a frequent contributor to Townhall.