Re: what constituted discrimination? -Reply -Reply

Linda Purrington (
Sat, 14 Mar 1998 08:39:11 -0800

Dear Adri, I think we have to PUSH the law. I think we have to find
cases in which the overall legally defined "bias" can be said to have
been acted on in such a way as to consitute a hostile environment for
girls to learn in. The matter of hanging your hammock between two points
of law gets frustrating; but redefining the supports on which to hang it
is one way to get more options for everyone. Until Franklin vs.
Gwinnett, there was no court case saying that girls had legal standing
in such cases, or that monetary damages would be generally availablel
under Title IX. What is the cost of educating Ingrid properly if an
equitable education is denied her in the public schools? What is the
moonetary damage to her life--and yours? Linda
Linda Purrington <>


C123S105L wrote:
> dear Peggy:
> Thanks for your reply. However I do not see the difference either in attitude
> or word
> meaning (DEFINITION) or ' in those who discriminate and those who are
> biased...'' It seems to me that some creative mind came up with that
> distinction in
> order to ''gloss over'' some every day realities. Ingrid's teacher continues
> to refuse to cite women composers and we believe that denying girls the
> information the WOMEN DID,DO EXIST in this important discipline is a
> discriminatory position she has taken. But of course if you are an attorney I
> understand the distinction. Iam wondering now , if someone is BIASED to the
> degree of denying female students
> crucial information...when or does it become a ''legal issue''?
> Lesemann <>

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