Male Primary Teachers and Feminism

To be a man in a patriarchal society confers unjust privilege on every single man who teaches, no matter how egalitarian, counter-normative or pro-feminist their actions and persuasions. By virtue of being a biologically male primary school teacher, I am immediately ‘visible’ and different from the majority of my colleagues and this benefits me enormously […]

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The Boy in the Sari

‘The Boy in the Sari’ is the name of a long critical essay that I wrote for the Masters course on which I am currently enrolled, the MA Sociology of Education at UCL-IoE. The whole essay is a 5,000 word behemoth which picks apart a ‘critical incident’ and analyses it in theoretical and practical depth. […]

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How Primary Schools Create Gender

Primary schools are places in which gender is made to seem real. Through the often uncritical bombardment of the fairy tales, myths and legends to which they are exposed, children see fragile princesses passively awaiting their princes, see regular girls rocket in worth as – like Cinderella – they are made to conform to a […]

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