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!Read E-pub Î The Miseducation of Women ⚡ Girls and boys are different So why do our schools insist on treating them as identical Could this misguided equality have anything to do with the increasing dissatisfaction among women that is revealed in survey after survey Do gender blind educational policies in fact work to women s disadvantage Bringing together many women s voices, from Bridget Jones to Simone de Beauvoir, Betty Friedan to Germaine Greer, James Tooley challenges education s sacred cows, demanding a radical rethinking of sexual politics and a fairer way forward for women The Miseducation of Women landed like a bombshell when it was published in England a few months ago but Mr Tooley s book, replete with examples and anecdotes from the United States as well as Great Britain, has equal application to the gender arguments on this side of the Atlantic I read this around the same time as Baby Hunger and What Our Mothers Didn t Tell Us and predicted then that this book would be slaughtered disproportionately to the other two for saying some similar stuff simply because it is written by a man Sure enough the reviews now onbear that out He has intruded on feminist turf All 3 books are a bit of a post feminist backlash but there may be some unpalatable truth in some of what is said A good starting point for a heated debate maybe I wish I could look past the sexist and inflammatory content to evaluate this book s writing I will say though that there is one point I agree with this author on is that males and females are treated differently in the education system I got through the introduction and first chapter, and will list the many problems I have with his assertions thus far One of the first things taught in a science, statistics or logic class is that correlation doesn t imply causation This means you CAN T say t I wish I could look past the sexist and inflammatory content to evaluate this book s writing I will say though that there is one point I agree with this author on is that males and females are treated differently in the education system I got through the introduction and first chapter, and will list the many problems I have with his assertions thus far One of the first things taught in a science, statistics or logic class is that correlation doesn t imply causation This means you CAN T say that educated women are unhappy because of their education unless you can prove this specific connection, not just that educated women are unhappy in general There can be many causes for this these women may be unhappy due to anxieties created by advertising and the media, demands to complete a majority of the housework since the male isn t pitching in regardless of whether housework makes them feel happy , they could be unhappy due to the rising standard of living, WE JUST DON T KNOW This book is based on a simple logical fallacy This books misunderstands the implications of Title XI Title XI works to provide opportunities for young women to pursue their choices It doesn t push women in one direction It did wonders for women s athletics, which some women have taken advantage of, but sports doesn t work well for me so I didn t But the most important thing, is if I had an interest in volleyball or soccer I could have followed through It doesn t push women in any direction and having a male author who didn t go through public school as a female gives him no authority to suggest that Title XI pushes females in any direction He suggests that career counselors in high school should be able to suggest motherhood as an option That isn t to say they don t factor it in, I know first hand that they do But suggesting motherhood alone is a ticket to helping women stay in abusive relationships should they get into one and decreases their ability to be self sufficient should they want to later in life If, right out of high school, I get no education, career training or experience and should I want to leave my husband when I m 50 I have no way of supporting myself Guidance counselors can suggest options such as getting certified for childcare, massage therapy, medical or dental assisting These are certifications that can be completed rather quickly and leave these females able to do something should they need an income later in life.If a book could get zero stars, this one would be deserving I have no intention of finishing it and am very upset that my local library carries a book that promotes discrimination and sexism Writing weak, but not awful.content I was initially disappointed that he really doesn t talk about education and curriculum.thought provoking completely.I m giving this three stars because of the provoking part I didn t like what he had to say, and I didn t like how he said it no panache , but I liked it because I disagreed with it, and the resulting examination of my position helped me clarify my arguments about the issue and will help me dialogue with people I know who take some of Tooley Writing weak, but not awful.content I was initially disappointed that he really doesn t talk about education and curriculum.thought provoking completely.I m giving this three stars because of the provoking part I didn t like what he had to say, and I didn t like how he said it no panache , but I liked it because I disagreed with it, and the resulting examination of my position helped me clarify my arguments about the issue and will help me dialogue with people I know who take some of Tooley s positions.Tooley and have a couple of basic statements we could agree on, but he goes to strange, backward places with them Reading this book is like seeing cheese that someone made out of the same milk you made some cheese out of But the other person s cheese is full of holes and smells bad, and even Templeton might not touch it So you have to check out your own cheese.Yes, that s it cheese.This review is brought to you by the letter B and the lack of students at the language lab today