In this manifesto for education, Miriam David rejects the notion that gender equality has been achieved in our age of neoliberalism. She puts the focus back onto issues such as changing patterns of women’s and girls’ participation in education across the globe, feminist strategies for policy and legal interventions around human rights, and violence against women and children. She discusses waves of feminism linked to school-teaching and pedagogies in higher education as well as an illuminating case study of an international educational programme to challenge gender-related violence.
Revealing neoliberal education to be ‘misogyny masquerading as metrics’, Miriam David argues for changes in the patriarchal rules of the game, including questioning ‘gender norms’ and stereotypical binaries, and for making personal, social, health and sexuality education mainstream.
Keywords: gender; gender inequality; vawg; violence; gender violence; fgm; social policy; education policy; sociology; feminism; gender studies
gender; gender inequality; vawg; violence; gender violence; fgm; social policy; education policy; sociology; feminism; gender studies, Education & Public Policy, Social Theory, Education & Public Policy, Social Theory