Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.
In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:
“The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”
In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts."
I had a male teacher that tried to be the opposite. Being outwardly rude and harder on the guys whilst helping and letting the girls talk more. Everyone hated him for it but i always found it interesting, seemed like he was really trying to get a larger female voice in a room. Yes it would’ve been better for him to not be as dismissive as he was to the boys, but if that is one of the few times that they had been that hated by a teacher and such then no, get over it and learn from what he was trying to show you. That is that boys, you don’t realize how easy you’ve had it and will have it.
Tilda Lindstam for WWD
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