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Independent: Why do we always pit boys against girls on GCSE results day and pretend everything is fixed to the girls’ advantage?

Everywhere I look, there’s a headline suggesting that too many girls gaining top marks is a problem to be solved by examination reform. There seems to be a belief that girls have overstepped the mark and need reining in

Independent: There is a way to prevent so many teenage girls being depressed – but no one wants to admit it

Pity the girl who’s wearing a bra before she leaves primary school; already she’s ventured over the top, into a no man’s land of groping, cat calls and adult disapproval

New Statesman: The Gender Agenda: is it possible to raise children free of sexist stereotypes?

A new book charts the many subtle ways boys and girls are treated differently.

New Statesman: In our misogynist culture, it’s no surprise under-10s are asking for labiaplasty

It’s a perfectly logical response to the onslaught of negative messages women and girls receive about their bodies.

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