The Importance Of Sexism In Public Schools

narrative Essay
383 words
383 words

Growing up I went to public schools my entire life. In elementary school something that stood out to me and still does to this day is “boys are only mean to girls because it means they like you”, everything about teachers and adults saying this confused me. I am not sure if it is sexist but it did offend me that it was always okay for boys to pick on girls if their excuse was “they liked you”. In middle school I never really knew what sexism was until I reached 9th grade or so. It wasn’t really a subject of discussion in the classroom and I don’t remember it being a big deal. In the past couple years, I have learned more about sexism than ever before. With little knowledge on this subject I am happy to be in a course where I can understand

In this essay, the author

  • Narrates how they went to public schools and learned about sexism in middle school.
  • Opines that ivy defines sexism as "attitudes, behaviors, or both that denigrate one sexuality to the exhalation of the other."
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