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ERIC Number: ED113637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 25
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The State of the Girl Child.
Verheyden-Hilliard, Mary E.
Expectations for childhood and its outcome take on quite different meanings when one designates the child as female. A girl needs an Affirmative Action Childhood to counteract the intensive, pervasive, and crippling socialization process which negatively and powerfully affects her aspirations, and, therefore, her future as an adult. Included in an Affirmative Action Childhood should be the need to help boys give up their contemptuous, superior attitudes toward females which is allowed and reinforced in childhood, and which pervasively affects all their later adult relationships with women whether on a professional or a personal level. Approval of equal pay for equal work, and equal employment and educational opportunity are, of course, necessary. But the nuances of sexism which train girls not even to aspire to equal employment and equal educational opportunity must also be dealt with if the vicious circle is ever to break. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association (52nd, Washington, D.C., March 22-24, 1975); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document