At home, however, some believe the nation’s over-protected young boys are becoming physically and emotionally weak — leaving China facing what is being called a “crisis of masculinity…”
A new school textbook that aims to teach boys how to be “masculine” men has been released…
“Nowadays, girls are becoming more like boys while the boys are becoming more like girls, introvert and shy,” echoed another parent called Huang, a hotel employee…
Another retiree named Huang, with a 7-year-old grandson, noted that boys are “more fragile emotionally and physically due to too much homework…”
“The problem is that the family spoils the kid with love and care,” said a hotel management worker surnamed Sheng, mother of a first-grader, suggesting that over-indulgence and parents’ fear of losing their only child has stunted the natural adventurous character of boys.
Some sections of the Chinese media have also suggested that the popularity of effeminate Korean and Japanese actors and pop stars is a factor in the supposedly diminishing masculinity of Chinese youth…
In a study published last year, Zheng observed that Chinese experts have called for stronger “gender-difference education,” arguing that “the crisis of masculinity in effeminate men is considered a peril to the security of the nation because it reflects powerlessness, inferiority, feminized passivity, and social deterioration reminiscent of the colonial past when China was defeated by the colonizing West.”
But not everyone believes there is a problem. “I see diversity of human beings as something to celebrate, rather than repress,” Zheng told NBC News.
Even China is beginning to have an SJW problem.
Both the top researchers in China, and even the most brilliant researchers in all of the rest of the world, have no idea what is going on. One day boys are boys and girls are girls. Then you introduce a resource glut, and next thing you know the girls become like boys, and the boys begin to act like girls.
In reality it is an actual biological reprogramming of the entire organism, beginning with the resource exposure altering epigenetic markers on the DNA, and progressing to the brain structure, psychology, steroid levels, musculoskeletal structures, and physical appearance of the individuals.
Some people see it being related to ease, but the vast majority have no idea what could be behind it. Pop idols, female teachers, and too much homework are all pointed to, but all it really is, is r/K Selection Theory, embedded in the very human machine, adapting the organism to the level of resource availability on the fly using an evolved mechanism.
It will be interesting if some nation like China one day picks up on r/K theory. They might just enact a system of purposeful K-programming of their people, guided by the material in Evopsych. I would hope we would do it in the US first, but I suppose fostering K somewhere is better than nowhere.