Re: virus:Logic

Brett Lane Robertson (
Wed, 15 Oct 1997 13:23:29 -0500

Teach me Teach me...



Is this a sarcastic remark which I could assume (in any way) refers to the
idea presented in another thread that girls in public schools sit at the
back of the class and don't compete in an attempt to volunteer comments to
ideas presented by the teacher? And if so, are you implying that the reason
girls do not volunteer information is because the teachers are all
prejudiced against girls and do not offer their insights equally to both the
boys and girls...that somehow it is the teacher's fault if the girls do not
volunteer information? Would you say that girls are not being taught
because somehow they are inherently different from the boys and that their
not volunteering information with the same enthusiasm as their male
classmates is due to this difference (or are you saying that there is no
difference but in the teacher's mind who perceives a difference where there
is none and biases the information)? But wouldn't the self-fulfilling
prophecy of teacher bias result in the behavior of a girl not volunteering
information? And wouldn't that behavior, pragmatically, result in a
difference between the boys and girls in a class? And isn't it really the
behavior that we are talking about...that girls are not as enthusiastic in
learning situations? So, it would seem that the only difference of opinion
that you show in relation to the assertion that girls are not as aggressive
at learning as boys are is that it is the teacher's fault. I suggest you
stop yelling discrimination at every perceived wrong and take responsibility
for your own differences.


Rabble Sonnet Retort
Every man has a right to be wrong in his opinions.
But no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.

Bernard Baruch