You have to take them with a huge grain of salt, because you never know how people are actually integrating this into their lives at any given time. These days, nearly sixty percent of all undergraduates are women; not only are most colleges coed, but dorms and even bathrooms are too. Add Media. Also, as the Progressive movement got going in the early part of the twentieth century, it was thought that middle- and upper-class white women could take this training and go out and work in a settlement house or municipal kitchen. But your boyfriend doesn't, does he? Could you talk about the different educational paths for black women and white women?
damsels in peril
These ideas have been around forever, but they kind of mutate over the years.
Girls Gone Studious
She was not going to be working side by side with men, so why should she be educated with them? Just Gorgeous Schoolgirls. Gallery Folders. Here was this world where there was this yucky kind of femininity imposed on people, and then there was my home life, where women could really do anything—my parents owned a hardware store, and I would go there after school and use tools, put together bikes and wagons, and all that.