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Hi. I came across your web site, and was hoping that you could possibly help me out.

I am trying to convince my company to remain true to the initial intent of "Take Our Daughters to Work Day". They are considering opening the day to boys. I feel strongly that the original goals of the day will be undermined.

Do you have any literature to outline the original goals of the day, or possibly any positive analysis of the outcomes? Thank you in advance for your assistance.


Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM and all of your work to protect Take Our Daughters to Work Day. You should contact the Ms. Foundation for Women directly (212-742-2300), as they may have a press release prepared on just this topic (they also have information about this subject at the Ms. Foundation's web site). As for personal persuasion - you should refer to an editorial that Ellen Goodman wrote last year for the Boston Globe. Her point being that the reason that there is a "Take Our Daughters to Work Day" (not sons) is the same reason that there is a black history month and not a white history month.

Also, if the argument is "to be fair to boys" then what should really happen while "daughters are at work" is that sons should be at home.

Good luck and I hope this helps. Many daughters will thank you, too.


Amy

 

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