I was looking thru our local parks and rec summer camp guide and I came across one summer camp called “Independent Spirit for Girls Camp” (bottom of 2nd page). Activities include “self defense, basic car maintenance, bb guns, archery, and the power of choice”. The camp is for girls 13-16 and girls also get a copy of the book “The Daring Book for Girls”.
My question is, why do girls still need this? Havent girls developed now to the stage they can compete head to head with the 13-16 year old boys? In schools around here girls are the student leaders and are winning awards in all areas.
Yet we still have this 80’s notion that somehow girls are discriminated and held back. Doesnt having to have a special class for girls sort of blow the notion that girls are empowered and can do whatever they want?
Is this still needed?
BTW, such a class really should be for both genders.