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Gender bias affects men too

Regarding the editorial "Gender Bias in US Education," Feb 19: Throughout my school career, I was bombarded with propaganda on women's issues, with no mention whatsoever of men's issues. Finally, during my last year in college I took an exceptional class which focused on men's issues. If it weren't for that class, I might have graduated without ever realizing that men also suffer from gender bias in society.

Colleges and universities all across the country boast of women's studies courses galore (some of them required), while men's studies are almost unheard of. There are associations and governmental agencies which are studying women's issues, but almost none which are studying men's issues.

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What education reform needs is not "systematic attention to the needs of girls," but equal attention to the needs of boys and girls. Rich Angell, Yonago-shi, Japan

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