[Australia] Teenagers are learning how to iron, sew and make the bed as part of a school curriculum designed to turn boys into men. St Augustine’s College in Brookvale on Sydney’s northern beaches has introduced grooming and etiquette classes as part of efforts to engage its Year 9 students during the tough middle years of high school. Boys are taught to master life’s daily duties like table setting, phone etiquette, basic food preparation and how to give a good handshake. Middle School dean Peter Nolan created the Unitas program of 10 subjects to give students something exciting and different. In addition to grooming and etiquette, a unit in positive psychology helps students identify their “signature strengths” and a “taste of TAFE” introduces boys to motor mechanics, basic cooking and horticulture. Parent Rina Cipri said teaching life skills was a “fantastic idea”. She said girls could also benefit from basic life skills. “You need to learn how to do this stuff because you don’t know what will happen,” she said. Ms Cipri said she had noticed small changes in her son Vincent’s habits – but she continues to iron his shirts, despite him being four weeks into the course. Vincent, 14, said at first he was not thrilled with the initiative but had found the classes to be fun.
I know what you’re thinking. “Fuck this Home-Economics-on-steroids class, this shit’s for sissies!” I disagree wholeheartedly. Dean Nolan is onto something. In this day & age, it absolutely should be required for adolescent boys to attend Women’s Appreciation 101. In their teens, most are just walking boners sexually objectifying every Susie & Sally in the halls. Putting in work to appear cool enough to catch a beej after school. While that’s all well and good, it’s a very shortsighted view of what females bring to the table. And what better way to learn what else they offer than a hands-on education covering ironing, table-setting & cooking? That crap is for the birds, right? Well then take a step back the next time you think all Jenny’s good for is DP. Appreciate the tasks you’re eventually going to order broads to do for you and it’ll go a long way towards getting your dick wet. Trust me. Have an ironing board & wrinkled shirt out as foreplay and thank me later.