Christina Hoff Sommers: School Has Become Hostile to Boys | TIME.com I found this to be a very interesting article. Cliff notes version: young boys, in the article examples are age 7, are being suspended for throwing air grenades to kill the bad guys or "shooting" their friends with their pencil serving as the gun. I can forsee my son being subjected to this way of thinking. I don't like the renaming of tug-o-war to tug-o-peace either. In my opinion, most everything that is geared towards boys is of a violent nature. I grew up this way as did most every male I have ever met. Don't get me wrong, school violence is bad, mm'kay, but don't expect little boys who watch Spiderman and Batman breaking out cans of whoopass on the bad guys to not want to do the samething when they are with their friends at school.