Unformatted text preview: less about authority. It was funny that the girl in the article talked about boys carrying Burger King bags openly while the girls would hide their mischievous acts. This was something that definitely took place in my high school. For example, although both girls and boys skipped class, sneaked off campus etc… the boys seem to stand out as the bad guys. Maybe it is the stereotype that makes boys bad behavior seems predictable and wrong over girls. When girls in my school would get in trouble, their excuses were usually believed and unquestioned, where the boys would immediately be punished for their wrong behavior. I think that this article brings to life the idea that the whole role dominance in education is changing. Although boys in the past may have been better students across the board, I think that is only because the expected gender roles have meshed together and are less defined now....
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course PSY 333 taught by Professor Bornstein during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.
- Spring '11