Sexism In Schooling

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glossed over compared to men’s achievements. A few influential women throughout the years would be Susan B. Anthony, Marie Curie, Rosa Parks, and Margaret Thatcher. Anthony established the National Woman’s Suffrage Association; Curie was a famous chemist and physicist who held quite a few achievements for women, and she also won the Nobel Prize twice. Rosa Parks, an American civil rights leader, known as “The First Lady of Civil Rights” for refusing to give up her seat to a white man. Margaret Thatcher was Britain’s first female Prime Minister; she leads the Conservative Party and is referred to as “The Iron Lady” (McCormick). Although women are now considered more than children, they are still viewed beneath the value of men. Throughout …show more content…
The Feminist Majority Foundation conducted a study that showed over 1,000 public K-12 U.S. schools had deliberate single-sex classes. The major problems with sex-segregated schooling is that it is not equal or fair to all; it is absolute and not always voluntary; it is beneficial claims are unsound; the segregation does not support the advancement of student learning or in decreasing sex discrimination; and costs are higher than non-segregated schooling. Separate-sex classes support the idea that males and females learn differently which overall implies that the genders are not and cannot be equal (Klein). Similarly, a female’s education has always come second to a male’s. Historically, women have learned from their mothers that cooking, cleaning, and child-rearing was the role they were to play. In the 1960s, tests showed that the academic achievements for girls dropped as they reached high school. The girls who had showed much promise in their younger years gave up on any dreams but wifehood (Compton). Unlike the past, young women are beginning to stand up for themselves and their rights—especially concerning school dress codes. Young ladies everywhere are beginning to realize how oppressive and demeaning dress codes are towards the female gender. The dress code is extremely restricted when compared to the males. Girls are usually sent home when ‘requirements’ are not met—removing them from …show more content…
This is untrue because if one supports equal rights, then they are a feminist—no matter what gender. In addition, another common thought is that all feminists hate men and think they are better than them. Completely untrue! As stated before, feminists support equal rights- not misandry (Williams). Misandry is the hatred of all men and the desire to put women above men- it is the opposite of misogyny (Misandry). Feminists do not intend to tear men down; rather, they intend to simply correct the power imbalance (Williams). Feminism is all about gender equality and the Bible appears to agree. Galatians 3:28 states, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Jesus Christ.” There should be no division of the genders, for this division only causes strife and anger. Instead of viewing males and females in a perpetual battle for dominance, they should be viewed- and exploited- equally. Baumeister introduces the theory that culture may be the key to a happier, healthier society- as culture is the pivotal point of society as a whole

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