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Crowd-research project on sexism in schools

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RedSquirrelRoar · 21/06/2021 19:12

An organisation called End Sexism in Schools is researching the discrepancy in male- and female-authored books featured in school curriculums and they are looking for volunteers to help do internet-based research - even if it’s just for 30 mins. Thought there might be some mumsnetters who can help out?
I’m not affiliated with them, just thought it was interesting! So far, they are finding that kids are studying about 3 books written by men for every book written by a woman Hmm

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OhHolyJesus · 21/06/2021 19:28

Oh interesting. Crowd-sourced research is becoming quite popular I think. I took part in the Standing for Women one and the #Don'tSubmitToStonewall.

It's clear grassroots organisations need support and I'd be interested in this one, I'm very worried about sexism in schools, from girls being told to where 'modesty shorts', to porn and sex ed being based on porn practices, to sexual assault. It's an epidemic, as shown by the rapid submission numbers to Everyone's Invited.

Thanks for sharing OP, I'll check it out.


ArabellaScott · 21/06/2021 19:30

Thanks, OP. Will do this. Sure that people like Juno Dawson and Paris Lees will help redress the balance as they are being enthusiastically promoted.


MotherOffCod · 21/06/2021 20:38

That is such a great project RedSquirrel.

What a brilliant thing to examine - thanks for sharing.

Crowd research is an awesome tool.

Off to share on my socials….


thinkingaboutLangCleg · 22/06/2021 18:07

Thanks, Red. This is exactly the kind of practical work I need when I’m feeling powerless to help in all the battles women are facing these days.


ItsAllGoingToBeFine · 22/06/2021 20:54

Thanks for the heads up! It'd be good to contribute, however little it is.


FemaleAndLearning · 22/06/2021 21:02

Thanks for this, I've just signed up.

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