Inspiring Expression: How to Combat the Drop in Girls’ Confidence

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Inspiring Expression: How to Combat the Drop in Girls’ Confidence

Postby Annabel (admin) » Wed Apr 26, 2023 3:33 pm

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Studies show that, for many girls, their natural confidence begins to decline from about 8-years-old and sadly for many it doesn’t recover until they’re over 70. This drop in girls’ confidence is not a function of biology or destiny but one of culture and opportunity.

"Schools need to develop the right mental attitudes, but they also need to design the right structures… most schools are co-ed by accident, not by design. They might appear gender-neutral, but they are not necessarily gender-equal. It is significant that fewer girls than boys think schools provide equal opportunities, and there is by no means universal confidence that their future lives will be free of gendered obstacles."

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