Even as a large number of girls are putting their careers ahead of family lives, the association for independent girls' school in UK reveals that they are still being taught that child rearing is more important than their ambitions.
The president of the Girls' Schools Association said that they should be told that they have freedom to make different choices if they want to, says Hilary French.
AdvertisementHilary French said that despite women's educational achievements, they are still expected to be the homemaker.
According to the BBC, women are now more likely than men to go to university in the UK.
French, who is also the headmistress of Central Newcastle High School, told an international news agency that the school sometimes invited business leaders and entrepreneurs in to talk to students.
French added that it was 'probably still the assumption' that women would deal with childcare.
She said that society still expect women to be at the core of the relationship, the homemaker, the person who brings up children and thinks about what everyone's going to eat every day. It's still, I think, unusual to find a man doing that.
However, French said she was also 'quite struck' that today's young men were 'very caring and do want to have children and do have an affinity with children,' the report added.
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