What About The Boys? Male Issues Ignored in U.S. Culture
Growing up is tough. But for boys, it may be even tougher.
While both boys and girls face issues -- in school and out -- the problems affecting boys are serious and have not been properly addressed by policy makers, according to a new review article by psychologist Judith Kleinfeld. Among the results: high rates of functional illiteracy and a troublingly high suicide rate that's become even more pronounced in recent years compared to the rate among girls.