Jewish Boys Less Sexist than their Non-Jewish Peers? A New Study Offers Hope

This year a group of over 700 girls and 750 boys in grades one thru six at five different private schools in Southern Florida, including one Jewish day school, were asked if they would like to see a girl become president. The majority of the girls, including the Jewish girls, responded with a resounding “yes.” But for over 7’30 boys the responses to these questions and a group of other questions were not nearly as positive. In fact 40% of all boys said “no” they would not like to see a girl grow up and be president and over one third said they did not think it would ever happen.

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