Friday, March 24, 2023

A Conversation About Why the Culture Must Stop Lying to Our Sons

I wrote a piece on President’s Day that has gone absolutely viral—it has clearly hit a nerve. The title of the piece, Stop Lying to Our Sons, is my attempt to stand up for men and boys and push back on the ugly and lazy narrative that normal boy behavior is some kind of pathology that must be remedied or eliminated.

Matt Allen is a Rhode Island radio talk show host — and father of a son—who cares deeply about this issue. He invited me on his program to talk about why I wrote the piece and to connect some of the dots on how this demonization of males relates to the larger conversation about how boys are faring in our nation’s schools.

I hope you’ll listen and join this important conversation.

Erika Sanzi
Erika Sanzi is a former educator and elected school committee member. She is also a senior visiting fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Her blog is Good School Hunting and her Substack is Sanzi Says. She occasionally writes for other outlets including Scary Mommy, The 74, and The Hill. She is the mother of three school aged sons and calls Rhode Island home.


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