Feminists Will Be Feminists

April 1998
National Review;4/6/1998, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p17
The article presents information on a report recently released by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on single-sex schools in the U.S. In January 1991 the AAUW released a study, according to which, girls are not called on by their teachers as often as boys, they are sexually harassed and they are crippled by self-esteem problems. In its newest report, the AAUW insists that while single-sex schools may encourage girls to take risks and give them more confidence, they are not the solution because they might reinforce sexist stereotypes. According to Maggie Ford, president of the AAUW Educational Foundation, separating by sex is not the solution to gender inequity in education. The AAUW and the New York City National Organization for Women assume that girls' problems arise from treating girls differently from boys, when in fact they come from treating them the same.


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