Barbara Julian: Let’s highlight the ‘brave many’ women

Regarding girls’ lack of confidence in their own genius, a recent editorial suggested that “teachers should highlight the achievements of the brave few” female high-achievers of the past (“Build girls’ self-esteem,” Feb. 9).

Few? There is a perception that until our times the female half of the human race was silent, unqualified and shut out of public life. In fact, the accomplishments of women in every era created our world, as much as did those of men.

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