Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Altogether, my son is one of a group of six kids moving from his current kinder to start prep next year at the public school closest to us. All six are boys.
This does not seem to be a geographical coincidence. Girls, according to the list at our kinder, get sent to private schools at a much higher ratio than boys. Multiple explanations can be offered, but I would put my money on this one: I would say it all comes down to the perceived need to protect girls from the general public.
Just in case you were wondering how chauvinism gets itself entrenched in society even during this, the 21st century.
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