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ERIC Number: EJ887227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-175X
A History of Male Attitudes toward Educating Women
Clabaugh, Gary K.
Educational Horizons, v88 n3 p164-178 Spr 2010
The very essence of a culture is revealed in its educational attitudes, policies, and practices. Just as blood pressure and body temperature are measures of physical health, such matters are measures of social justice. This article focuses on the attitudes of males toward the education of women by highlighting the attitudes of the most famous and highly accomplished men and, occasionally, the most infamous and destructive men regarding women and their education. Male opinion is the focus of this article because, for the most part, men have had the power to make the decisions for both men and women alike. Another reason for highlighting misogyny is that women, particularly young modern women, often fail to fully appreciate the bitter burden their sex has shouldered over the years. Century after century women have been regarded as inferior and systematically denied opportunities to prove otherwise And that unfairness is particularly conspicuous when it comes to education. (Contains 17 notes.)
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Language: English
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