NYT on Single-Sex Education

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I hope Feminist Law Prof David Cohen will soon give us his impressions of the cover story in this Sunday’s New York Times, Teaching Boys and Girls Separately, by Elizabeth Weil. Professor Cohen has recently posted No Boy Left Behind? Single-Sex Education and the Essentialist Myth of Masculinity on SSRN. He argues “that the Title IX regulatory change that allows for the expansion of single-sex schooling can actually work to further empower and entrench the essentialist myth of masculinity, thus violating its own prohibition on sex stereotyping. By adopting strong interpretations of already-existing jurisprudence about gender stereotyping from both constitutional law and Title IX, the article shows how de-essentializing masculinity is possible and preferable in the law.”

Caitlin Borgmann

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