Re: Single Sex Schooling

jdespain (
Fri, 24 Apr 1998 04:38:08 -0700 (PDT)

Greetings Everyone!

I've barely begun to read through the e-mail for the guests writers
and our lists group responses...and have found it so disappointing >
that things have derailed. Let's get back on track. Knowing Linda
from the lists for several weeks now, it's quite clear that she was
only kidding. Humor is a wonderful venue for releasing tension.
Our boys need equality as much as the girls. We all know this.
How are we going to make it happen?

For the Children.

Jean Marie DeSpain, M.S.
Educational Ideals

On Tue, 21 Apr 1998, Linda Purrington wrote:

> I apologize to edequity for my question about removing boys from the
> classroom. It struck me funny, at midnight, because that was the only
> legal argument I could find for allowing the boys' single-sex academies
> to exist. But the desire to find things funny opened me--and allies--up
> to the charge of wisecracking sexist, which I regret. In the interests of
> keeping things human, though, please remember that for forty years I have
> been raised in a world where women have been the butt of all manner of
> jokes; and it is hard not to give in to the temptation to prove that the
> appellation "humorless feminist" is wrong. And remember, too, that the
> girls in school are constantly subjected to a barrage of demeaning humor.
> Linda

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