Today New Republic posted an article that recommends teaching home economics to boys!
When I think back 50 years to my days in grade school, I was not very good in shop (or "Manual Training" as it was called in my school). However, I probably would have excelled at Home Economics, but back then, taking Home Ec was not an option for boys... even girly boys like me.
Too bad. I would have made someone an excellent wife.