I saw the pictures. I didn’t see the big deal. One way it can backfire (as evidenced by this post) is it puts these boys into a category where one’s innovation becomes another’s “cancer”- by the cookie-cutter church ladies.
But yeah, boys can do those things and have been. I don’t see anything particularly special about tap-dancing, reading books, gynmastics, ballet, etc. These are all normal activities for kids.
Probably better would be “both boys and girls can” and showing examples of anything from ballet to football to programmer to hobbiest, etc.
As a kid, I was in ballet, karate, basketball, football, soccer, chess, boy scouts, church group stuff, read, did computers, cb radio, networking, writing, programming, science, piano…
and I didn’t even have to have a helicopter mom for this stuff. She just let me sign up for stuff and I did. When I got bored, I’d leave them. No biggie.
The SLOWNESS _is_ the checks and balances. That’s the genius of our forefathers. Fed vs state rights. individual vs state vs fed. congress vs supreme court vs executive branch.
Then you have the departments. SO many departments. Each slow. Supposed to be that way. Slow.
Look what happens when they give the appearance of efficiency: HOMELAND SECURITY: Let’s use one umbrella.
What changes? More efficient government? NOPE.
Same people, new name, same internal battles, just more hidden from public purview.