Unisex and The Public Schools - From the Academy

Kirk, Russell
August 1975
National Review;8/15/1975, Vol. 27 Issue 31, p887
This article comments on issues concerning the nondiscrimination on the basis of sex in U.S. schools. In the United States, federal regulations compel educational institutions which receive federal funds to treat girls as if they were boys and boys as if they were girls. According to the author, putting pressure on boys and girls to behave like the opposite sex is placing them under a great strain because these pressures are at odds with biological endowment. Therapists have begun to note the confusion and unhappiness resulting from the blurring of gender identity.


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