Has anyone checked the archives for similar articles in the 70s on girls' underachievements? I suspect the emphasis then will have been upon society letting girls down - not the other way around.
Take a look around. We have such positive role-models as EastEnders' Mitchell brothers, whose greatest achievement is shaving without harming themselves - even the positive role model of a black male doctor was accused of something akin to child molesting.
Coronation Street features a male psychopath murderer; car adverts portray men as dim-witted losers, cola adverts portray them as sexual objects. So-called current affairs focuses on the "tearaways" and "hooligans".
The real tragedy is that this is simply portrayed as somehow creating equality and the natural turnaround - or worse still, as the fault of the children.
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