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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume. 33, Number 13. 1970



If the teach-in's morning speakers had defined, unwillingly, the social situation from which women must free themselves, the afternoon's speakers emphasised the difficulties of achieving emancipation. Professor Houston, of Massey University Education Department, painstakingly clarified women's educational difficulties. Women become a minority in the education system at the upper sixth form, level, not only in New Zealand but in most of the world's affluent societies. Dr Houston stressed the hidden social assumption that girls are not expected or allowed to achieve potential. The aim of education should be to allow girls the same attitudes and virtues as their brother thereby breaking down the barrier to careers.