Lion of the Blogosphere

How Icelandic schools equalize the genders

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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/iceland-s-answer-gender-equality-compensate-differences-between-boys-girls-n912606

In Iceland (possibly the world’s whitest country?), there are schools that try to equalize the genders by having the boys stay indoors and play with dolls, while the girls do outdoor activities like climb trees.

Elia climbed onto the table in front of her classmates. She threw her fists into the air and jumped on to the blue mats below.

“I am strong,” the 3-year-old said, her eyes alight with pride and exhilaration.

On the other side of this nursery school in the chic neighborhood of Laufásborg, boys were practicing having “gentle hands” by massaging each other with lotion.

Interesting. I wonder how this will turn out? Probably just fine for the girls, but the boys will be at a severe disadvantage later in life when they have to compete with boys who attended normal schools. Even the macho girls raised at these gender-equalizing schools won’t be sexually interested in these sissy boys.

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October 10, 2018 at EDT am

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  1. This is child abuse of the boys.

    Georgia Resident

    October 10, 2018 at EDT am

    • And when they don’t silently play with the dolls, they’ll hop them up on methamphetamine Adderall

      everybodyhatesscott

      October 10, 2018 at EDT am

    • You bet it is. Boys raised like this are more likely to commit suicide.

      not too late

      October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

  2. How is this any different than gay conversion camps? You’re tying to alter their true nature.

    Brendan

    October 10, 2018 at EDT am

  3. Immigrant arrivals, steeped in “patriarchy”, will happily breed with Icelandic girls.

    SWPL2

    October 10, 2018 at EDT am

  4. Agree that it is child abuse. Fortunately Iceland does seem to have healthy cultural traditions that oppose such nonsense.

    PerezHBD

    October 10, 2018 at EDT am

    • and iceland still has replacement TFR. but it also had a lesbian PM recently. i agree with lion, the jews can’t be blamed for this one. it makes me think white people aren’t worth saving after all…unless they’re americans with lots of pre-revolutionary ancestors.

      the rebel yell

      October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “i agree with lion, the jews can’t be blamed for this one”

        I didn’t say that, but yes, I would say that there aren’t any Jews in Iceland. (Well, there are 250 Jews according to Wikipedia, less than 0.1% of the population. Maybe they have super Jew mind control powers.)

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I wouldn’t cavalierly discount the Jew.

        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorrit_Moussaieff

        Yakov

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • i’m was making fun of the anti-jews who blame jews for everything. even if you thought jews had a bad influence, you can’t blame them for stuff like this.

        and there is no way there are 250 jews in iceland, unless they’re converts from wotanism.

        like the Atlantic claimed there were 100 jews in Whitefish, MT.

        i do NOT believe it.

        the rebel yell

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Maybe there are cryptojews in Iceland? Call the Spanish inquisition!

        tmmm

        October 11, 2018 at EDT am

  5. OT, but on topic for this blog: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/10/09/its-better-be-born-rich-than-talented/?noredirect=on

    “The least-gifted children of high-income parents graduate from college at higher rates than the most-gifted children of low-income parents.”

    Vince

    October 10, 2018 at EDT am

    • Not gong to college is low class, and there’s a college out there somewhere that will graduate even people who are pretty dim. The McCains’ adopted foreign daughter Bridget appears to have not been able to graduate from ASU.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 10, 2018 at EDT am

      • Low income people face different opportunity costs when it comes to college. If I have a wealthy, connected family, I know that I can be assured of a job if I get a degree from an IQ notarizing institution. If I’m poor, I face debt, loss of time in the work-force, and the degree does not assure me a job. Bills and family finances are another tempting reason to drop out of school, a burden that falls disproportionately to the poor.

        Vince

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • The author is either intentionally being deceptive or hasn’t thought through regression toward the mean. The tests are very imperfect, meaning that the true genetic potential of someone who scores high or low will on average be closer to (regress toward) the mean. If there are two groups with two different means, then they will regress toward different means. Thus, a high-scoring individual in a group with higher genetic potential should be expected to be, on average, genetically smarter than an individual with the same score but whose group has lower genetic potential.

      To give a concrete example, suppose you take a group of people who are, on average, 5 feet tall and measure their height, but add some random “error” onto the measurements of each person. Then you take the “tallest” people in the group using your measure, who are between 5’10” and 6″2. On average, these individuals will have gotten “lucky” in both actual height and the “error” which was added to their measured height, so their real heights will be lower than the measurement though still higher than the average for their group. But suppose you do this for a group which averages 6 feet tall, from which you select the group of people measured to be between 5’10” and 6″2. Someone in this group will be just as likely to be a tall person who got inches knocked off as short person who got inches added on, so the true average height of this group will be around 6 feet.

      Alexander Turok

      October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • This obvious confounding factor was addressed in the second paragraph: “Using one new, genome-based measure, economists found genetic endowments are distributed almost equally among children in low-income and high-income families.”

        The example of height goes against what you’re arguing. For most of human history, height was primarily determined by environment (i.e., nutrition). Once everyone gets enough calories, however, the genetic component plays a much greater role.

        Vince

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Because of legacy admissions.

      Most high IQ, high social class parents will have high IQ children. But IQ, like many things, is stochastic. A couple who are both IQ 115 are expected to have an IQ 115 child, but in reality this often doesn’t play out. If they have 10 kids then the *average* IQ of their kids will be 115, but it’s possible that none of the kids actually have an IQ of exactly 115. This couple can expect a very high chance that their kid will have an IQ between 100 and 130, but there is always a small but significant chance their kid will have a 2 digit IQ.

      So unlucky high IQ parents, plus high IQ men who married low IQ trophy wives, have a small but significant cohort of high social status but low IQ children. These children should NOT be allowed admission into university. Legacy admissions are just as bad as affirmative action. They are biggest reasons why high IQ kids from prole families can’t get ahead in life.

      SC

      October 11, 2018 at EDT am

      • The article is merely about getting any college degree at all, even a bogus one. And yes, rich kids are more likely to do that, because their parents are paying for it and they understand that it’s LOW CLASS not to have a college degree.,

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 11, 2018 at EDT am

      • @lion

        Getting admitted into any university, even some low status public school, should be contingent on having an IQ of 115 or higher. Any rich kid who has a low IQ deserves to be taken down a few notches in social class.

        SC

        October 11, 2018 at EDT pm

  6. Girls can also be tomboys when they’re children, and then become far more psychologically feminine once they reach puberty and have lots of estrogen.

    A lot of things are actually quite malleable in children, but then straighten out to their genetic norms in adulthood. IQ is a great example.

    Sid

    October 10, 2018 at EDT am

  7. “Iceland (possibly the world’s whitest country?)”
    Ironically having a few troublesome minorities tacticly placed may actually be good for white communities, at least in their resolve of maintaining their own strength. Or perhaps as I’ve read more than a few times, white society has an inbuilt self-destruct mechanism.

    Roli

    October 10, 2018 at EDT am

    • WTF is wrong with White people? Says what you will about non-white races, but not one would pull this kind of bullshit.

      fakeemail

      October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • You are mistaken. Non-whites do whatever they have been convinced represents high status. Hong Kongers, for example, try to do whatever they think high status whites and Japanese are doing.

        Perturabo

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • No, An all-White country is hoarding this valuable educational innovation. I demand that Hjalli schools be set up throughout the world immediately, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.

        Heinrich Zemo

        October 11, 2018 at EDT am

  8. Icelandic men are something like a whole standard deviation stronger that the global average. They rank as the strongest ethnic group, of all ethnic groups in the world.

    (Of course all good people know that there isn’t any difference at all between the races of man. But hypothetically speaking, if there were…)

    HBD data follows:

    http://www.unz.com/akarlin/strength/

    If the Icelanders want to tone it down a bit and give the rest of us a chance, I say let’em.

    Dan

    October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Dan, how come I don’t see Iceland dominating Olympic weightlifting? Why aren’t they kicking butt like Jamaicans in sprinting, Kenyans in distance running, or the Chinese in men gymnastics/women’s diving?

      njguy73

      October 11, 2018 at EDT am

    • I scanned the Karlin article and the tests he actually cites do not support his conclusion that Icelandics are the strongest people on earth. Correct me if wrong.

      gothamette

      October 11, 2018 at EDT am

  9. Icelandic girls are already the women with the strongest grap worldwide, far ahead of be Mongolian and west African women. So this policy could be considered as fostering an even more specific HBD trait of Icelandic population : how strong they are compare to anyone else and particularly their women 😉

    Bruno

    October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • I would assume that Icelandic men are also strong.

      On the other hand, that could change if they have gender-equalizing schools where the girls lift weights while the boys aren’t allowed to play any sports or go to the gym.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Icelandic people (of both genders) are to strength sports what East Africans are to marathons. Speaking of grip strength as mentioned above, according to some claims on average the *women* in Iceland have stronger grips than *men* in India and Pakistan.

        If you’re looking for something interesting to watch, here is a fascinating 90-minute video about Icelandic strength culture:

        Peter

        ironrailsironweights

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Icelandic women do well in the Crossfit games. Not sure about the men but their soccer team seems to over achieve.

      Josh Hader

      October 12, 2018 at EDT am

  10. So liberals want to do away with gender but “believe women” when it’s convenient.

    Liberal policies are based on emotions, and emotions are irrational. The Democratic party has become too liberal and irrational. They are the crazy party now and must be prevented to regain power.

    me

    October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • *prevented from regaining power.

      me

      October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

  11. Iceland is home to the strongest men on Earth.

    http://www.unz.com/akarlin/strength/

    As long as they don’t castrate boys in the name of idiotic lefty gender theology they should be fine.

    Dan

    October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

  12. (((Every. Single. Time)))

    Ronald McDonald

    October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • While it seems the nastiest Left-wing propagandists are with great frequency Jews, there are enough good ones that you can’t condemn the whole group – I for one am very thankful to the Jew who writes this blog. What about Podhoretz, Unz, Ben Stein, et al? Just like with Kanye and the blacks, cracks in the long-time Jewish bloc vote for the Democrats are appearing — many of them could be converted to Republicanism. How are we going to build a big tent if you scare off potential coalition members at the door?

      JamesJames Mormont

      October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Was there an anti-Semitic comment that I failed to catch?

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Yeah (((this))).

        Don’t you know about that?

        gothamette

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • No I don’t. I guess it’s a secret dog whistle to anti-Semites. Thanks for giving me the heads up.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I didn’t think the comment was being anti-semitic, I thought he was being quite the reverse, it’s an ironic use of the term because in this particular instance there are no Jews involved and the school is run by Icelanders for Icelanders.

        I notice from the article that single-sex education, which used to be considered an unmitigated evil by the left, is now once again promoted as being in the best interest of girls becoming more butch and manly. I’m sure academics and the media will closely monitor these establishments and if they do indeed succeed in turning boys into screwed up self-harming, impotent and effeminate men and turning girls into unfeminine, money-over-family orientated career women then single sex schools will make a comeback in the interests of social progress.

        Prolier Than Thou

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Both the triple parentheses and the catchphrase “every single time” are frequently used by internet antisemites to indicate Jews. However, this comment was almost certainly being ironic.

        D.

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “frequently used by internet antisemites to indicate Jews.”

        Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I’ve seen jews on twitter who put their own names in triple parenthesis. Big deal.

        destructure

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Lion of the Blogosphere:
        “No I don’t. I guess it’s a secret dog whistle to anti-Semites. Thanks for giving me the heads up.”

        I’m amazed you don’t know about echos. You’re obviously not spending enough time in the right Internet cesspools.

        destructure:
        “Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I’ve seen jews on twitter who put their own names in triple parenthesis. Big deal.”

        You’ve also heard black guys call each other a specific word you’re not supposed to use on here. Notice how bad that excuse sounds in a different context?

        JamesJames Mormont:
        I’ve given this a great deal of thought. I’ve also perused the various WN propaganda. You can’t win arguments by denying the existence of Cohenspiracies. Yes, mainstream society views WN Cohenspiracy theories as crazy, but the more you argue about them, the less events looks like coincidences, and the more they look like a Cohenincidences.

        Let’s use a lame sportsball analogy. Let’s say your neighbor is a New York Jets fan. He’s convinced that black dudes are his personal enemy because every wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins is of West African descent. You can’t convince him that Miami Dolphins wide receivers are not disproportionately black. You have to convince him that New York Jets wide receivers are also disproportionately black.

        Then you have to answer all his objections. Yes some of the New York Jets wide receivers fumbled at key moments. No they are not doing that to help the Miami Dolphins wide receivers. Some of the Miami Dolphins wide receivers had a terrible season, and some of the New York Jets wide receivers had a great season. You have to cite lots of specific counter examples.

        People of West African descent just run really fast. That’s why their team uses them to run. The coach of the team can’t run worth beans. That’s why he’s on the sidelines with the headset and clipboard.

        When Jews join a team, they provide clever explanations. That doesn’t make a Jew any more or less of an inherent enemy than he would be if he provided fast running. It might not hurt to come up with a list of ‘Righteous non-Gentiles’, although, pretty much all of them would be Zionists with a capital Z. You could also come up with a list of anti-Zionist Jews. While most of the people on the second list would be despicable, and some of them would even be WN leaders, it would at least disprove the idea that all Jews are working together for any one common goal.

        MoreSigmasThanYou

        October 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “Notice how bad that excuse sounds in a different context?”

        No. It just sounds silly. It’s on par with “cooties”. I just asked my (((wife))) about it and she laughed.

        destructure

        October 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • How so?

      Lion: BTW, this is just one private school with 17 schools. It’s not the Icelandic school system in total.

      gothamette

      October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • There are jews in iceland?

      I have a friend who went to medical school there and she often commented on how antisemitic Icelanders are (or were, in early 2000s).

      toomanymice

      October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Really? Do tell. I have known only one Icelander in my time but she was atypical, a professional musician married to a Korean.

        gothamette

        October 11, 2018 at EDT am

      • She’s american and went to iceland as a rhodes scholar. She married an icelandic guy who I met once. He was a little dorky but very nice and spoke excellent english.

        toomanymice

        October 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • pardon my ignorance, but since when does anyone go to iceland as a rhodes scholar?

        the rebel yell

        October 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Oh sorry, it was fulbright. They pay for you to go to a different country and she ended up in iceland.

        toomanymice

        October 12, 2018 at EDT pm

    • I’m amazed the Lion didn’t know about the ((( ))) thing; I feel like it’s been a twitter thing for over a year.

      Gozo

      October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Longer than that.

        MoreSigmasThanYou

        October 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • “ironic use of the term”

      Possibly – he can always clear it up. But then wouldn’t it have been funnier to write:

      (((Not. Every. Single. Time.)))

      or perhaps

      (((Every.Other.Time.)))

      Just a suggestion.

      Anyway I wrote another comment that never got thru – this is a small private school network, only 17 schools. It’s not “Icelandic schools.”

      gothamette

      October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • None of your posts were in the spam folder.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I guess I didn’t click then. Anyway what I said stands. This is just 17 schools in Iceland. They must have at least, oh, 34.

        gothamette

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • OK both of these…(((Not. Every. Single. Time.))) and (((Every.Other.Time.))), are pretty funny. My question is, why hasn’t someone been doing that before now?

        Mike Street Station

        October 11, 2018 at EDT am

      • Dunno, maybe because the )))people((( who do this are violent, unhinged anti-Semites? (BTW, they also happen to be violent, unhinged misogynists, and I mean that word literally.)

        gothamette

        October 11, 2018 at EDT am

      • I have some more suggestions:

        (((Sometimes yes. Sometimes No.)))
        (((Not in Israel.)))
        (((Puritanz R The Real Jews)))

        gothamette

        October 11, 2018 at EDT am

  13. Have I been blocked from commenting?

    Dan

    October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Not that I am aware of.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • It was weird for bit. I just wanted to point out that an HBD blogger found Iceland to have the strongest men on the planet, in terms of averages.

        http://www.unz.com/akarlin/strength/

        I’m sure you can take away some of the manliness and they are still way above average in that department. Hell, according to Karlin, the average Icelandic woman is stronger than the average Indian man and an average Icelandic boy is probably stronger than the average man of many nations.

        Dan

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • @Dan – I read the article and his conclusions are not based on the evidence he cites.

        gothamette

        October 11, 2018 at EDT am

  14. That the far-left for you. Libertarians legalize an option then the far-left tries to make it mandatory. When it backfires, they blame capitalism. Rinse, repeat.

    Robert

    October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

  15. This is misandry disguised as egalitarian feminism. What sane parents would let the childless weirdo who founded the school work out her psychological problems on their children?

    Heinrich Zemo

    October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Well, it’s a good school for girls if they are going to be growing up into a society that rewards women who behave like men.

      But it’s like child abuse to send your boys to that school.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Not a disguise at all. Egalitarianism is straight up hatred of male and female. And just about any other kind of distinct identity.

      Jason Liu

      October 11, 2018 at EDT am

  16. About Women, Borowitz is such a funny elite liberal
    WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Saying that “it’s terrible what’s going on right now,” Donald J. Trump told reporters on Wednesday that “it’s a very scary time for men, because women can vote them out of office.”

    “It’s very scary right now to be a man,” Trump said. “You can do or say something that women don’t like, and suddenly millions of women will come out of the woodwork and vote against you. I think it’s a disgrace.”

    “It’s getting to the point where men are not going to be able to ridicule women at their campaign rallies without being terribly afraid that women are going to vote against them,” he said. “It’s a very scary time.”

    Trump said that, if women are allowed to get away with voting men out of office, “No one will be safe.”

    “I’ll tell you what’s going to happen,” Trump warned. “If it’s up to women to decide who’s in power and who’s not, men like me aren’t even going to run.”

    Bruno

    October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

  17. According to science, none of this will have any impact. Because the environment does not impact hardwired genetic tendencies. As soon as class is over the boys go back to doing boy stuff and the girls go back to doing girl stuff.

    DataExplorer

    October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Our hardwired genetic tendencies are very malleable in some cases. One of our genetic tendencies is to absorb and internalize everything we learn when we are young.

      Gender-equalizing schools will absolutely have a big impact.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “Our hardwired genetic tendencies are very malleable in some cases. ”

        Exactly. The number one genetic attribute of humans is that they start as babies with absolutely nothing in their heads and a huge capacity to learn. Most animals have all their behaviors hardwired.

        The Vikings of Sweden apparently became a nation of Soyboys through conditioning.

        Dan

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Yep. This is how all these gays and trans are made. This is why I say that pedophiles should be shot and these crazy schools banned. What idiot makes boys play with dolls? A healthy boy would just twist the dolls heads off in frustration and finita la comedian. I mean, a doll is a female and a boy has no business undressing a doll and looking at a naked doll.

        Yakov

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Do you have proof that gender-equalizing pre-schools result in any long term effect? Show it.

        My 2¢

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “Do you have proof that gender-equalizing pre-schools result in any long term effect? Show it.”

        The woman’s crossfit champion is form Iceland, here’s the picture:

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Okay, folks let’s not go bananas. Boys will play with dolls, but not for long and not much. My son wanted a doll one day at the store when he was two years old so I bought it for him. He kept it with his stuffed animals and put a baseball hat on it. He named her Dolly. He didn’t really play with her much, but he liked having her there with his stuffed animals till he was maybe kindergarten age. Males are people, too, and sentimental occasionally. Little boys sometimes want to do stuff that seems stereotypically girly, but is really just human. If you pay attention, you will see that boys just do it so much less frequently than girls do. The difference is the frequency. Girls will play with toy cars and tools etc., but not as frequently or for as long. Girls’ interest in those things isn’t zero, but it is much less frequent and less intense than boys’ interest. Now what girls really like is attention and approval, so you can easily manipulate them with praise and attention. This doesn’t work nearly as well on boys who will do all kinds of stuff like build stuff or play games long and hard with no praise or attention from you. Girls play sports and build stuff when dad and mom pay attention to her and praise her for it. This is generally true. There are exceptions, but they are exceptions.

        not too late

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “Gender-equalizing schools will absolutely have a big impact.”

        Unlikely.

        Male monkeys prefer to play with toy cars while female monkeys prefer to play with dolls

        This is unlikely to be due to toy industry advertising. And we share a common biology with monkeys. It is likely that these boys and girls revert to type when they go home from school, and will revert to type once they graduate and this unnatural environment is removed.

        John D'oh

        October 11, 2018 at EDT am

      • “The woman’s crossfit champion is form Iceland”

        All that proves is that Icelandic people are very strong. We already knew that as the males also compete at the highest levels in strength competitions.

        Again you have no evidence that this stuff has any impact, you are just parotting the blank slate mythology of the Left that has already been shown to be false again and again by the adoption studies.

        DataExplorer

        October 11, 2018 at EDT am

      • [This is unlikely to be due to toy industry advertising]

        Toys are going extinct, being replaced by electronic devices and video games. However the gender specific design of games for children is just as intense as it was/ is for toys.

        toomanymice

        October 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Shouldn’t they have given monkey-baby dolls to the monkey-girls?

      gothamette

      October 11, 2018 at EDT am

      • Who knows what sort of damage is being done by giving that monkey a white doll?

        Mike Street Station

        October 12, 2018 at EDT am

  18. the chic neighborhood of Laufásborg

    iceland is so small it can’t have more than one chic neighborhood.

    this is just another example of how the current ruling elite is unfit and must be turned over.

    i don’t know how or why it has become unfit. but it is unfit, incompetent, and just bad.

    the state is nothing but violence and intimidation plus propaganda, yet betas think robespierre evil and gandhi a saint.

    the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. it is it’s natural manure.

    the rebel yell

    October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

  19. I’m only really aware of two Icelandic women, Johanna Siguroardottir, the country’s former Prime Minister who retired in 2012 and the pop singer Bjork. Bjork is bisexual and the ex-Prime Minister is straight up lesbian. FYI, Bjork’s surname is Guðmundsdóttir, notice the similarity to the PM’s last name. Infact all Icelandic women’s surnames are appended with dottir, literally daughter and in Bjork’s case signifying her father’s first name is/was Guðmunds. Similarly all male surnames end with son. I guess the patriarchy isn’t completely dead yet in Iceland.

    Roli

    October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Basically they don’t have last names. Their last name is just their father’s first name. I think other cultures also did this not just nordics.

      not too late

      October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • not too late – yes, the Slav countries do that do. That’s why all those female tennis players from Eastern Europe have names ending in “ova,” while their male counterparts don’t. In Hebrew, some last names start with “ben” or “bat”, meaning “son” or “daughter.”

        njguy73

        October 11, 2018 at EDT am

      • a good mark of (deep, long time ago) Scandinavian ancestry in Brits and Americans is a last name that ends in -son or -sen. The commonality of such surnames indicates how successful and impactful the Scandinavian invasions of the British Isles were.

        Seth Largo (@SethLargo)

        October 11, 2018 at EDT am

    • ” her father’s first name is/was Guðmunds”

      I think it’s just Guðmund; the -s is a possessive. That’s why you see lots of double s’s in names like Olafsson and Nilsson.

      Kyo

      October 15, 2018 at EDT pm

  20. Why not let the children choose their own toys? I guess that’s too open-minded and pro-choice for the liberal.

    me

    October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Because boys would choose guns and girls would choose dolls, and they don’t want that, they want to equalize the genders.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • And they can enforce it with the time out chair!
        And the time out chair is that most loathsome of all activities: Sitting Still Quietly

        not too late

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • What will happen for most of the boys is they will adopt these behaviours but as they get older they will experience losses against other boys who have not adopted the behaviours and so they will drop them and re-learn the adaptive (masculine) behaviours. It’s like when society trains guys to be “nice-guys” and eventually those guys figure out being a “nice-guy” doesn’t work and they drop the behaviour and adapt.

        chris

        October 11, 2018 at EDT am

  21. There are three genders: masculine, feminine, and neuter. Human beings do not have “a gender.” A human has a sex. I am going to die on this hill, calling out the malapropism every time I’m around it. It’s definitely part of a deliberate linguistic mind control tactic.

    bobbybobbob

    October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • This needs to be mentioned more. Gender is linguistic and is not necessarily the same as a living being’s sex.

      Kyo

      October 15, 2018 at EDT pm

  22. This is a nonstory. Preschools do not do anything that children’s parents do not want. Something that is opposite to common sense will not stick so will not do any harm. On the other hand, something more subtle like Montessori and Waldorf results in lots of harm.

    My 2c

    October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • What’s wrong with Montessori and Waldorf?

      MoreSigmasThanYou

      October 11, 2018 at EDT pm

  23. carlson agrees with lion iirc. that is, when men can’t find good jobs women aren’t interested in marrying them. so the breakdown in the black family is mirrored in the white family in rural maine for example. women want babies but they don’t want husbands. women cannot be attracted to men who make less than they do.

    would be interesting to know how it works in iceland with its non pareille gender equality and low inequality generally. or how did it work in the soviet union? were there female doctors married to bricklayers.

    icelandic men are the paradigmatic alphas in body type, so that helps.

    the rebel yell

    October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • “icelandic men are the paradigmatic alphas in body type, so that helps.”

      Maybe with low-protein diets in gender-equalizing schools where they aren’t allowed to do any athletic activities, they can become less alpha in body.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • ‘how did it work in the soviet union? were there female doctors married to bricklayers.’

      No, they generally married educated men of their own type.

      Yakov

      October 12, 2018 at EDT am

  24. There’s nothing new about letting girls play outside. In most schools girls and boys both run around outside. Even in the 1950s prepubescent girls played outside.

    Jimi

    October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Right, I don’t see any harm in encouraging girls to do outdoorsy, adventurous things. Fits in with Icelandic culture generally. Lots of Crossfit and power lifting champs are Icelandic and/or broadly Nordic babes. In such a school setting, the tomboys will have fun, the girly girls will learn to appreciate things they wouldn’t normally appreciate (like sword fights and throwing dirt). My fairly conservative parents encourage my niece in her sporty pursuits, and there’s no sinister left-wing agenda there.

      As others have said, however, forcing the boys to play with dolls and in general not allowing them to act like boys is straight up child abuse.

      Seth Largo (@SethLargo)

      October 11, 2018 at EDT am

  25. This isn’t so bad. The men will be able to give saucy massages, do their wife’s nails and style her hair. You would be surprised how many women expect their husbands to braid her hair. As for cooking most (but not all) top chefs on earth are male.

    Look how heavily young people are brainwashed in our own country to embrace homosexuality and promiscuity, but the majority of people are still straight and not porn star slutty.

    Tempest in a teapot.

    toomanymice

    October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

  26. No offense to any Bjorns or Svens here, but Nordic culture has a special weakness for cultural lunacy (even if this is a somewhat extreme example of it.) You’d never find something this bizarre among Italian people anywhere in the world.

    maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

    October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Good point Maryk. To the extent that liberal lunacy is a white thing, I think it’s fair to say that Scandinavians generally and really any and all northern Europeans are especially prone to it. Having said that, I’d image the wealthier regions around Milan and Lake Como probably aren’t far behind.

      Roli

      October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • It’s the same with alcohol. Nords are like Amerindians in that they can’t handle liquor at all: they get shitfaced and act crazy on a few drinks, and have big problems with alcoholism. Italians and Italian Americans have very low rates of alcoholism. I think agricultural civilization got to Scandinavia so recently they haven’t had time to adapt genetically. Both weird cultural perversions and booze is too novel for them.

        bobbybobbob

        October 11, 2018 at EDT am

      • haven’t had time to adapt genetically.

        and spirits were first consumed in ireland and scotland. contrary to popular belief alcoholism in not heritable. plomin himself has said so.

        the rebel yell

        October 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “and spirits were first consumed in ireland and scotland. contrary to popular belief alcoholism in not heritable. plomin himself has said so.”

        “alcoholism in not heritable”

        Well, genes that increase the likelihood of alcoholism are. The Scotch and Irish drank too much in their countries of origin. When their descendants moved to Appalachia, they built stills and made moonshine. Now that they can get their hands on crystal meth and oxycodone, guess what parts of the U.S. are hit worse by the meth and opioid epidemic. And what’s the most stereotypical job for an Irish-American? Police officer, something where you can get an adrenaline high.

        Probably the same genes doing all of this.

        Of course no where in the world is alcoholism anywhere as bad as it is on the Indian reservations of the new world and Australia. Those people have the lowest alcohol tolerance of any humans, and the highest alcoholism rates. No sooner were they introduced to fire water, than it started to destroy them. This has happened consistently for over 500 years.

        Probably a different set of genes controlling this one.

        MoreSigmasThanYou

        October 12, 2018 at EDT am

      • Basic HBD: genes determine our behavior.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 12, 2018 at EDT am

      • > No sooner were they introduced to fire water, than it started to destroy them. This has happened consistently for over 500 years.

        Alcohol was critical to agricultural civilization/empire. Once a town got big enough all the water was full of human shit. So the only way to not die of cholera and various other things was to mostly drink dilute alcohol. This is why the Roman centurions had strong wine in their rations. So they could dilute it with river water without dying. I have seen military training docs from the 50s advising to consume alcohol alongside a questionable meal in the tropics.

        Now we use chlorine to clean water and we have sewage plants, and so alcohol tolerance is irrelevant. But a thousand years ago a town bigger than a few hundred people was impossible without alcohol. Boiling all water would not have been economically viable: fuel was too expensive. But dilute ethanol can kill off enough pathogens and parasites that the water supply is usable.

        It’s entirely about population density. Not IQ or anything like that. Eskimos have high IQs.

        bobbybobbob

        October 13, 2018 at EDT am

      • > So the only way to not die of cholera and various other things was to mostly drink dilute alcohol.

        If you read Shakespeare there’s this recurring issue of who’s wife can make good beer. It’s because you needed to mostly drink weak beer for calories and hydration to not die. Beer is way more energy efficient than bread, if you skip boiling the initial water. Farther south they did less grain beer and more fruit wine.

        bobbybobbob

        October 13, 2018 at EDT am

    • It has to do with their men and women doing sauna naked together. If you do that, you are finished as a culture. Banning that practice is a must or they are finished. It’s an absolutely disgusting custom.

      Yakov

      October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Back in like the 1800’s nordics had way higher bastardy rates than other Euros. So, in Norway, which never had feudalism, they had this provision that only married couples could have a farm, so if a spouse died and you didn’t remarry promptly, you lost your farm aka livelihood. This is how my Norwegian ancestors ended up in the USA. The guy’s wife died and he had two teen sons and they lost their farm, so they moved to Nebraska. So, there was plenty of crazy crap going on. The main thing is just that it is hard to stay alive out there, so you have to plan etc. So, they weren’t dumb vs. that kind of test, but they didn’t need to be better organized than the next group over because no one is coming for you in Norway because no one really wants Norway anyway. That’s how nordics ended up with Iceland and Greenland. Nobody wanted it.

        not too late

        October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

      • i know. why can’t iceland be more like russia?

        the rebel yell

        October 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • and nordics lived in southern greenland for 500 years. why did they leave and never return? global cooling.

        the rebel yell

        October 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Hey, Lion – maybe the guidos are on to something.

      njguy73

      October 11, 2018 at EDT am

  27. Iceland is my favorite Handball team,but this was crazy.

    Yakov

    October 10, 2018 at EDT pm

  28. It might not have the desired effect. At my elementary school in the early 80’s some fat, ugly feminist decided the boys should learn to knit. We all ended up knitting handgun and knife holsters and I’ve despised these Nazi conts ever since.

    • We were taught to Knott in the kindergarten. I made sweaters for my stuffed animals and absolutely loved it! It didn’t interfere with beating other kids up.

      Yakov

      October 11, 2018 at EDT am

      • Knitt

        Yakov

        October 11, 2018 at EDT am

      • My mum told me that my only bad year at school was when I was 4, because it was heavily centered into handicrafts. I hated it and was very bad at it (it is often correlated). I never played with any toys putting them in the cupboard except for electronic toys I used less than a week … I didn’t like hide and seek either finding it pointless.

        Some kids aren’t interested by gendered activities. They just rather learn interesting things or binge watch TV or listen to music.

        Bruno

        October 11, 2018 at EDT am

      • i made sweaters for my stuffed animals… yakov is a very sophisticated troll.

        the rebel yell

        October 11, 2018 at EDT pm

  29. Boys play with dolls, end up with sexbots?

    Robert

    October 11, 2018 at EDT am


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