Should we segregate boys and girls in a classroom???🙅

Many schools in India seggregate boys & girls in the name of dicipline.

A few reputed school known for specifically coaching students to secure high marks in board exams does not allow boys & girls to talk to each other, in their school premises. They can't use the same corridor & staircase. Students are viewed in the school bus through cameras to ensure that they don't speak to the opposite gender. Disciplinary action is taken against the one's who do not follow these rules.

A leading private school had expelled two of its students - a girl and a boy - over “hugging” in public, triggering a raging debate on discipline and morality in the southern state.
The girl, a Class 11 student, was embraced by the senior boy in front of the audience after she got the first prize for singing in a Western musical contest.  
Should we segregate students on the basis of gender in a school???🙅

I feel we shouldn't.

Interacting with people of opposite sex is part of healthy growing. 

A boy who has a girl as his bestie, will not hurt another woman, vice versa. Students who grew up with a mixed gender group develop mutual respect for each other.

It paves an opportunity for a guy to know what a girl goes through, as she matures into a woman. He learns from his fellow girl classmates about the family influences, cultural constraints & societal restrictions, a girl faces.
He gets to know the physical challenges she goes through during her menstrual period. He learns that it is not an easy job to travel to school , complete assignments & manage physical training classes while she is menstruating.

Similarly a girl learns the difficulties a boy faces in his day to day life. There are many people & organisations which speak about women empowerment & work towards it. But Im unable to recollect institutions which work for men empowerment. Men too undergo family & societal pressures. They are not even allowed to cry, as our society thinks that a man who cries displays weakness.

Boys who socialise with their fellow girl classmates know how to behave with a girl in public. They are more likely to be protective of a woman. Such a guy will not eve tease nor sexually harrass a woman.

A woman who has closely watched her fellow guy classmates as a girl, is likely to be an understanding &supportive life partner to her husband ( vice versa).

So we adults need to think broadly & encourage the younger generation to grow healthy through interactions with their fellow classmates without gender bias & stereotypes.

This paves way for non-offenses against woman & creates responsible adults & a safe place for children to grow. Thus our society reforms itself for the better.

We need to give our students the roots of responsibility & wings of Independence.

Swathi Priya
Swathipriya7353@gmail.com
http://counsellorswathi.blogspot.com



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