Monday, 12 December 2011

The Miseducation of Women

I have just begun reading The Miseducation of Women, by James Tooley.

His fundamental thesis seems to be that the way in which we educate girls - treating them as the same as boys, and therefore inculcating in them expectations to be independent career women - causes demonstrable misery later in life and is fundamentally unjust.

Tooley is an academic, which, I suspect, makes this a brave book to have published, as his views will not be welcomed in academe...

I have only just started it, but can report that he writes extremely well, and I am enjoying it. Further reports to follow.

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