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How sexism in schools is 'exhausting' young women

How sexism in schools is 'exhausting' young women | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

I'm fifteen years old, currently studying for my GCSEs and I feel that sexism in schools is a massive issue. The last thing I want to hear when walking into school on a Monday morning are rape 'jokes' and go-back-to-the-kitchen 'jokes'. Many girls who openly support feminism are automatically...

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Do All-Girls Schools Breed Feminists or Mean Girls? | TIME.com

Do All-Girls Schools Breed Feminists or Mean Girls? | TIME.com | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

What happens when girls aren't under the scrutiny of boys? Do they get more girly or less so?

A new study has found that girls at same-sex schoolsfeel greater pressure to adhere to gender norms — and were bullied if they didn’t — than those at mixed-gender schools. Perhaps even more surprising, the same researchers say that girls at same-sex schools evaluated their self-worth based more on social confidence than cognitive confidence — while girls at mixed-gender schools weighed academics more heavily than social prowess.


“I was quite surprised by the results,” he says. “But do I think that these result would generalize to schools in North America? I do.”

Other experts disagree.

Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

Fascinating -- and not just because I went to a women only college (esp as college is different than middle school).

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