In western society barriers to female participation in the
commercial workplace disappeared over the course of the 20th
century. Males and females now work alongside each other
whereas previously the workplace was a male's only domain.
Research has shown that for generations girls have attained
a higher percentage of tertiary places than boys. On the one
hand this may simply mean that girls are brainier than boys
of the same age or on the other hand that boys march to a
different drummer with the accepted agenda for young males
not conditioning them to compete on an equal footing with
girls in the class room. This problem needs to be addressed
if being a male isn't to become a barrier to employment.
Jack & Jill
Lets look at a couple of normal western youngsters growing
up, one male called Jack and a female aptly named Jill.
Up to the age of one year:
*Brain correlates by observing through the eyes the actions
of adults and older children.
*Brain directs and initiates muscular skeletal trial and
error copying and co-ordination of structural body movement.
1-5 years of age:
*Jack and Jill acquire motor co-ordination and basic
|5-10 years of age:
*Jill plays with dolls, likes playing house, dressing up,
dancing, reading books, plays hop-scotch, tag, and a variety
of ball and skipping games.
*Jack plays with building blocks, toy trucks, cars, action
figures, and guns. Likes kicking balls, throwing balls and
stones, hitting balls, playing tag, running, climbing,
jumping, racing, and wrestling other boys in general rough
Whilst only summary profiles the principle of structural
co-ordinated discipline is evident. We are able to see that
the hormonal difference between Jack and Jill becomes a
deciding factor in what excites them with girls attaining
greater co-ordination and concentrated discipline between
the brain (director) and muscular skeletal system (the
action). When something looks like fun to the boys brawn
quickly takes centre stage with the brain becoming just a
backseat passenger along for the ride.
The expected and accepted male brawn agenda that contrasts
the female co-ordination agenda can be redirected if the
brain (computer) and muscular skeletal system are clearly
seen as two separate entities enclosed in the same
structure. For Jack to achieve the same level of academic
concentration, competence, and success as Jill he needs to
be guided to areas of play that harness both entities to
work in unison.