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20 Nov

Rumour has it that mathematics and the sciences are for boys and languages and humanities are for girls.
Well, you may say that where there is smoke there is a fire. So maybe there is some truth to this.

I disagree.

I believe that both men and women can handle anything that they set their hearts on. I believe that for people to believe that such an ideology could be true stems from the psychology behind it.
Case Example:

A certain professor once set an exam for his students. He separated them into two groups. To one group he told, the exams would be really tough and that no one has ever succeeded in them before. And to the other he said, “These papers are easy, you will all pass.” When the results came out, the first group had performed very poorly while the second group’s performance was commendable.

It is all in your head. Your performance or lack thereof in anything is highly dependent on the conditioning of the mind. The attitude that one has towards a subject in this case, more often than not determines your altitude.
To society:

I urge you to stop stereotyping student’s performances in subjects based on their gender. Rather question the learning environment and the teachers’ ability to fully do their jobs. Question your child’s interests and disinterests as well as their pyschological conditioning with regard to gender equality. What do they believe? And is that the reason for their results or is there more to this than meets the eye.

The time has come for us to put a halt to gender discrimination. If our children can from a young age learn together without prejudices, then there is a very high chance that they will grow up to respect each other’s successes and failures based on effort and not physical appearance.

It’s about what lies from the neck up and not from the neck down. 

Authored By: S Jam


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