This is sure to get the speculative vague generalization making juices flowing. <a class="postlink" href="http://www.cato-unbound.org/2011/08/08/kay-hymowitz/whats-happening-to-men/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.cato-unbound.org/2011/08/08/ ... ng-to-men/</a> Kay Hymowitz writes a very interesting piece about the existence of and possible explanations for the declining achievement of men in the developed world. There are lots of interesting statistics and it certainly looks well researched. Some of her explanations I agree with, others I don't. She does do a good job of at least touching upon all the major explanations I have heard posited on the phenomenon. Plus, I sure do love a topic for which I can see a lock coming from a mile away so let's have at it. Focus: Why are women steadily outperforming men? Alt. Focus: Make sexist generalizations.