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Atheist Feminists Message Board The London Feminism Meetup Group Discussion Forum › Girs are not trained to expect to be leaders, bosses and decision makers as

Girs are not trained to expect to be leaders, bosses and decision makers as boys are.

Sue M
sue.mayer
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London, GB
In thinking about the role of modern education and the way it is used - as a  powerful but almost unnoticed form of social control, and then hearing on the radio an item about the inequality of women in government and other high powered jobs' It suddenly struck me.

It linked the two in my mind, so obviously, that most of the men in these high ranking positions have been to public schools, or boy's schools with a similar ethos, and those schools are widely reputed to train boys to expect to be leaders, bosses and decision-makers. Whereas women are not. Even talented women are not traditionally assumed to expect to be the leaders or brought up to assumeas boys do,  that they will be at the top of the tree.

Laurie Penny writing in the New Statesman:
http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/05/eton-scholarship-question-how-british-elite-are-trained-think­
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Yet who goes on to the next level and succeeds in that level. This is a false assumption that males are taught to be leaders and there for that's why they are leaders. Stop complaining.
Sue M
sue.mayer
Group Organizer
London, GB
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I guess that If you think that women have no reason to complain about the male supremacism of patriarchal society and the culture it has created, you are neither a feminist, not a freethinker.

If the sons of the elite go to schools deliberately created to teach them to expect to follow their fathers as the next generation of 'leaders' why else would their parents send them to Eton and Harrow and the other public schools major and minor?

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