An editorial for USA Today argues that as the phenomenon of gender imbalance plays out across the country, an unhealthy backlash seems to be developing. Some feminists, concerned that what helps boys could end up hurting girls, are denying that a problem exists. Current evidence shows that boys as a group are falling behind in academics at alarming rates. Boys are twice as likely to be referred for help for learning disabilities, and four times as likely to end up on attention-deficit drugs. Because of these reasons, and others not yet understood, girls are both getting accepted to, and graduating college at greater rates than boys. At the University of North Carolina for example, the freshman class is 60% female. Some of these struggles initially appear to be rooted in literacy skills, a skill that is increasingly important in today’s world. Promising ideas exist for addressing this imbalance, and none of them require holding back girls or reviving the gender wars…