certainly have a big task in
front of you, but determination
and commitment are exactly what
you need to solve this situation.
I think that you have to start
by showing your classmates that
women are capable of being more
than housewives. For instance,
are women teachers in your school?
Are they athletes? Also, what
about the parents of your classmates?
Maybe you could organize a workshop
at your school--a career day
of sorts--where your classmates
parents come in and talk about
what they do. You should make
sure that you have equal numbers
of men and women and that they
have similar jobs. This would
give your classmates proof that
men and women are capable of
being equals and of equally contributing
to life outside of the house.
also equally important for you
to prove that men are capable
of contributing inside the home.
So if you can find men who are
stay-at-home parents or even
dads who are extra-helpful around
the house, they would be good
would guess that you would find
teachers who would want to help
you organize such a day. I agree
that arguing isn't a good way
to teach, but examples are.
Thanks again for writing and
for caring enough to try to
change the situation at your
school. I'm sure that others
will be thankful that you initiated
this effort. Good luck and let
me know what happens.