Gender divide

13th July 2007 at 01:00
Why can't we celebrate the improving progress of girls in education instead of spending all our time trying to find excuses for boys' underachievement (for instance, the preponderance of women teachers, a "feminised" curriculum and so on)?

A potent factor in success at school is known to be the educational level of mothers. The better education for women and girls that feminists fought for, against great opposition, is bearing fruit and thank goodness girls are getting the message.

They are no longer brainwashed into believing females are biologically incapable of being educated. Nor do they have to put up with the watered-down curricula

once thought suitable for girls. There is a lesson here for government and the male members of the population in general.

Ruth Fawcett



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