Symmone Gordon | Nov 22, 2018 | 0
Women’s Experiences with Gender Equality Starts in School
Women’s experiences in the modern world are shaped early on in school. That’s why keeping their experience positive is such an important part of the whole school life.
But, some girls in the publicly-funded Charter Day School in Leland California cannot wear pants or shorts. It seems like a harmless enough policy but the reasoning behind it is a bit difficult to understand. The founder, Baker Mitchell, says that it’s because girls wearing skirts promote chivalry. As if that’s not confusing enough, he even says it could prevent school shootings.
This article by Huffington Post’s Emily Peck, focuses on these women’s experiences. Bonnie Peltier, mother of a child who goes to the said school is in the middle of it.
“With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, Peltier and two other mothers sued Charter Day in federal court in 2016 on behalf of their daughters,” Peck writes. It has become a full-fledged legal debacle.
It’s an interesting read about women’s experiences that we at Believe Magazine are keeping our eyes and ears peeled for. Keep yourselves in the loop by reading the whole article.