RE: H. Furbrow

McKevitt, Susan (
Thu, 23 Apr 1998 08:40:07 -0400

Mr. Giffard,

If you disagree with my comment it is appropriate to offer your opinion
hopefully in a way that further elevates the discussion. I feel your
comments to me were offered not to advance the conversation, but to
rather attack the conveyer. I do not believe this is in keeping with
the intent of this discussion group and I would ask that you leave the
personal attacks out and focus on collegial conversation.

Susan McKevitt
Bureau for Equity
NH Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone (603) 271-6613
Fax (603) 271-1953

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 1998 2:42 AM
Subject: Re: H. Furbrow

> Thank you Jacquelyn, for taking the time and energy to do the
> 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
If you want to know why, read EDEQUITY USER'S GUIDE, in
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
As Vera so aptly points out, teaching young men and women to see
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
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
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
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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