Math is manual labor for the mind

This short post is a highly insightful observation about the trajectory of education and its increasing feminization. This is particularly true as we watch the academic establishment dismantle math instruction in the name of “diversity, equity, and inclusion”.

The Practical Conservative: Civic-minded Natalism

Math is manual labor for the mind in a way that reading and writing aren’t. Since education pedagogy is loaded up with math-hating women, and got that way because math is simply more masculine and reveals obvious benefits from drilling compared to reading and writing (trash upon trash), we have all kinds of excuse making and dismissal of important male labor in providing things like calculators and code that thinks for you.

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2 thoughts on “Math is manual labor for the mind

  1. professorGBFMtm2021 says:

    Elspeth,now you are getting more manospheric here, right?If there is school subject, I would just go on autopilot with&get nearly automatic B+ grades from it was math!Especialy algebra,which I definitely never realy studied&only in the last 3 years discovered the in-depthness of it!In other words being male realy helps figure out the equation of life much easier!Elspeth have you ever read john taylor gattos ”underground history of american education”book from 2000?Where he explains how elites have dumbed down public education in diffirent waves since the early 20th century part,mainly?

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  2. Elspeth says:

    I’m way more interested in pedagogy and educational trajectories in general than anything manospherian on this one. In addition to my time as a homeschooling parent, I’ve also taught other students over the past few years in various contexts. I’m also highly interested in the future of how we (Christians, I mean) educate our kids and adjust to the new economic realities facing us when the credential bubble bursts.

    There’s also the issue of being equipped to deal with the difficulties of navigating life in an employment and education culture that is increasingly hostile to Christians. All that to say, this topic pushed several mental buttons for me.

    It also just happens that TPC, who is a sharp and balanced thinker, zeroed in on the fact an educational system overrun with women will necessarily decline in every subject that favors male ways of thinking and doing.

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