I need feminism because females students made up the majority of my 12th grade high school classes: math = 82%, chemistry = 77%, physics 80%, english = 82%. But we’re not even close to being equally represented in what we’re learning in school.
The # of pieces of literature we read with a female lead character: 1
The # of female authors we read: 2
The # of women in history we learned about in-depth (in the entire course): 1 (Margaret Thatcher)
# of women we learned about in the sciences and math: the textbooks made some attempt to occasionally mention females in sciences. HOWEVER, they were always placed to the side of the page, out of the main text.
FEMALES made up the majority of my classes.
So why can’t we be equally represented in our own education? WE DESERVE BETTER! <3
I went to a small school in a rural area in Canada, so I know that my class stats may be different from others in city schools. However, this is still a problem in our education system!
Excuse me while I rewrite history and give Newton and Einstein gender reassignment surgeries. We’ve already established that history is a sexist bitch, so why use that as an argument to justify your feminism?
Schools aren’t going to start assigning 50 Shades instead of Hawthorne, Dickens or Conrad. If your school didn’t cover Shelley, Plath or Woolf, they are obviously doing something wrong, but it is less so because of the authors sex than it is for the content of their writing.
Sadly, the VAST MAJORITY of academically relevant knowledge occurred at a time when feminism was just a sparkle in your great-ancestors eyes. Maybe you should be focusing on the material and not the makers, and then use that knowledge to ensure our great-descendants don’t have the same issue.