Guys are struggling
Not sure how much of a secret it is that women are better than men. They look nicer, smell better, and typically have better manners. In grade school, girls tend to be brighter and more mature than the boys. Other than being stronger and taller, guys are struggling these days.
This could be a continental thing. The struggles of men in North America are in full focus. If there are medals to be won at the 2012 Olympics, bet on a gal. The only medals won at the Pre-Olympic event this month were from the American women. In fact, for events with both men and women divisions (ie, RS:X, 470, and Laser), the North American women (in Canada, Mexico, and USA) beat their male teammate in six of the eight instances (plus one tie).
This trend has wheels. At the 2011 U.S. Youth Sailing Championship last week, girls won three of the four events. These were open events, where the only restrictions were size and skill. The lone event won by a boy was the Laser Full Rig. Golf clap.
Advocates for single-sex education find that it allows teachers to use techniques geared toward the gender of their students. Like a boy’s short attention span. Maybe they had really long race courses at the U.S. Youth Champs. Maybe the women better handled the two week schedule at the Pre-Olympics than the guys.
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