I confess I don't know quite what to make of this "boys in crisis" crisis. Is it really true that they're doing so horribly now? Or are they succeeding and failing in about the same proportions as always but looking bad by comparison to the girls who are more numerous and taken more seriously than they once were? Or is this just a tree mistaken for a forest, as we're inclined to do this days (or weather mistaken for climate, to put it in "global warming" terms)? Insofar as it is a problem, I suspect progress in addressing it will be slowed by all the people who think it's about time males got the short end.