In a March 27, 2014 radio bulletin, Eagle Forum founder and conspiracy theorist Phyllis Schalfly complains that "the peculiar ideology of the feminists" is harming boys because it is encouraging "girls to enter boys' fields" of study and employment (also known as all fields of study and employment):
Many people do not realize the peculiar ideology of the feminists. They are not promoting equality of male and female; they are for interchangeability of the genders. The feminists are at war with Mother Nature, and Mother Nature keeps winning, so the feminists are constantly angry at what they call the patriarchy.
The feminists oppose competitive games where somebody wins and somebody else loses, and they manifest this particular ideology starting in elementary schools. The feminists do not like games that boys like such as the game of tag. Some feminists suggest a game called "Circle of Friends," a non-competitive version of tag, and that silliness has been implemented in a few schools. Taking winners and losers out of the game of tag and having them play non-competitive versions of other games are supposed to make rambunctious boys in grades K-through-3rd grade less competitive and less aggressive.
The scholar Christina Hoff Sommers has written extensively on the barriers that boys face in school and college. She points out that a powerful network of feminists is working to promote training for girls to enter boys' fields, and have co-opted large sums of our tax dollars to spend lavishly to guide girls into fields dominated by boys. Here is one of one of Christina Hoff Sommers' helpful pieces of advice: "Instead of spending millions of dollars attempting to transform aspiring cosmetologists into welders, education officials should concentrate on helping young people, male and female, to enter careers that really interest them." Right now, boys are the under-served population requiring attention. When you reflect on how boys are treated in public schools, it's no wonder that they dislike school and have less interest in attending college. In many colleges, boys are now only about 40% of the student population.
What Schlafly is clearly hoping everyone will conveniently neglect to take into account is that female-centric focus is needed to counteract the American Taliban's constant efforts to diminish women's rights.
Schlafly also completely fails to take into account that the A.T.'s anti-female stances may be responsible for the drop in male college attendance.
When people, regardless of gender, are raised with a sense that they shouldn't need to work hard to make it in life, they tend not to. Ergo, by encouraging boys to think that they have a birthright and girls to think that they have no rights, Phyllis Schlafly is provoking girls into working their butts off and boys to slack off.
So if Schlafly believes girls going to college is such a tragedy, she should spend less time yelling at feminists to get back in the kitchen and more time promoting equality until their services are no longer required.