An Inclusive Litany

7/17/00

When Boston-area teacher and researcher Barbara Wilder-Smith made up a bunch of "Boys Are Good" T-shirts for her class, all ten female teachers under her supervision strongly objected to the message. One wore a button that read, "So many men, so little intelligence."

Judy Logan, a San Francisco middle-school teacher, encourages boys to take up quilting and encourages girls to vent their anger at boys. In one project, Logan required each boy to give a presentation to the class in the persona of an African American woman. After one boy completed his rendition of Anita Hill, Logan exclaimed, "Give her a hand, everyone!"

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