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    I did jr. high and high school at all-female schools--and I CHOSE the high school. The main drawback was not having much dating exposure in high school, nor did I learn to properly defer to the male of the species, which made me persona non grata in college classes (especially when they realized I was a freshman taking sophomore classes and didn't even turn 18 until  3/4 of the way through the fall semester, making me the youngest person in the room). I didn't have a lot of dates there either--but the two men I married LIKE me for being strong and independent and not afraid to state my opinion.

    U was an ENglish Lit major, not math--but the males were just as unhappy about being best4ed by a giel (especially when I had the highest grade on all the finals, and was the only one who got a particular question right and the professor read my answer to the class--I wanted the floor to open that day).

    What all-female high schools and colleges did was allow women to develop the habit of speaking their  mind and not worrying about  what their boyfriends might think. It also encourages women to develop leadership skills. It's not surprising Hillary C. went to a Seven Sisters school.

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 08:13:03 PM PST

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