Re: H. Furbrow

Guy Giffard (
Wed, 22 Apr 1998 02:42:09 -0400 (EDT)

> Thank you Jacquelyn, for taking the time and energy to do the education
> of H. Furbrow to the truth of girls/women's reality in education and
> employment.
> Nicely done.
> Sue
> Susan McKevitt

I consider this "contribution" to the discussion as inappropriate.
If you want to know why, read EDEQUITY USER'S GUIDE, in particular
item 5, fifth paragraph, and item 6.

Since the moderator chose to let it pass, I'll reply to it.

You seem to confuse the concept of education with the type of
ideological brainwashing that goes on in Women's Studies departments.
As Vera so aptly points out, teaching young men and women to see each
other as enemies is no solution to society's problems.

I find it interesting that you work as an administrator in a
so-called "Bureau for Equity". If you were a character in George
Orwell's 1984, you might have worked for the Ministry of Truth.

Guy Giffard


Thank you for raising this point. I sent out the message because, unlike the
examples given in the section of the EDEQUITY USER'S GUIDE that you mention,
this message offered more than just a one-word congratulatory or opinion-based
remark. It offered a comment about the status of gender equity that the author
wished to make available to our on-line community.

My sincerest hope is that you will feel comfortable engaging in a discussion in
which participants are thinking critically and reflecting articulately about
prominent equity-related issues in education today. The WEEA Equity Resource
Center is pleased to be able to provide you with these opportunities, as we seek
to foster an environment that maximizes participation in the discussions. In
turn, I hope that you will feel comfortable joining all of us in taking
advantage of this opportunity.

If you have any other comments about this issue, I invite you to send your
communications directly to me, so that we do not further inhibit the flow and
depth of these ongoing conversations.

Susan Carter
Edequity Administrator

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