Here's a case for all-boys' schools to stay

By Simon Smart
February 16 2024 - 5:30am

The all-boys school I attended in the 1980s turned out to be a hothouse of what today could rightly be described as toxic masculinity: a sport-obsessed culture, callously brutal towards weakness or difference. Anyone who didn't fit in was subject to noxious rituals of arbitrary "discipline" administered by older boys. These outliers rarely remained at the school. I hate to think of the lasting impact it must have had on them.

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