I suppose I should start with one of those over-defensive caveats about how I love my children to the moon and back, and that I feel incredibly guilty for writing the following words. Then, at our twenty-week scan where we sat clasping hands and praying for a happy, healthy baby, it all went wrong. At this point, I may have stormed across the room, snatched the book from his hands, and thrown it across the floor. I know not everyone is as lucky as me, but I wanted to have the same relationship I have with my mum with my daughter.
From elementary school through college, girls are more disciplined about their schoolwork than boys; they study harder and get better grades. Girls consistently outperform boys academically. And yet, men nonetheless hold a staggering 95 percent of the top positions in the largest public companies. What if those same habits that propel girls to the top of their class — their hyper-conscientiousness about schoolwork — also hold them back in the work force? When investigating what deters professional advancement for women , the journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman found that a shortage of competence is less likely to be an obstacle than a shortage of confidence. When it comes to work-related confidence, they found men are far ahead.
Two boys who were 13 at the time, are standing trial for the murder of the year-old schoolgirl from Leixlip. The accused, who are both aged 14, cannot be identified due to their age. Their trial at the Central Criminal Court is expected to last up to six weeks.
By Rasha Mourtada Jan 28, How are you today? My sandwich was really yummy. As a self-professed girlie-girl, I never imagined myself the mother of a boy, let alone two. I still feel the pang of gender disappointment.