That's My Boy

Author: Jenni Murray
Publisher: Vermilion
Category: Social & Political Philosophy, Gender Studies: Men, Child Care & Upbringing
Book Format: Paperback

A practical, light-hearted and celebratory look at raising boys with a controversial message, asking that parents and the education system take responsibility for the feminization of boys, in the same way as attention was paid to the masculinization of girls. Media and government attention is now being focused on the fact that girls are outperforming boys academically, but no mention is made of what kind of husbands and fathers they will make. With many families stretched to breaking point on the rack of mismatched expectations, boys need guidance on juggling work and family in the same way girls are expected to; becoming domesticated as well as surviving in the jungle of accepted notions of masculinity. The vital message is that boys, like girls, should have choices and should not be forced into the stereotypical role of the male as absent father or football fan. The book covers boys lives from birth to the age of 18 and discusses everything from how a mother deals with the shock of caring for and maintaining a member of the opposite sex, how to endure hours spent on a rugby touchline, how to read the signs that indicate a longing for physical affection and whether or not to laugh at the sexist jokes they bring home.

About Jenni Murray
Jenni Murray is a journalist and broadcaster. She presented BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour for thirty-three years and retired from the show in October 2020. She is the author of several books, including Memoirs of a Not So Dutiful Daughter, A History of Britain in 21 Women and A History of the World in 21 Women. She lives in north London and on the south coast.


SKU BK-9780091889647
Barcode # 9780091889647
Brand Vermilion
Artist / Author Jenni Murray
Shipping Weight 0.3000kg
Shipping Width 15.300m
Shipping Height 1.600m
Shipping Length 23.500m

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