Can the 'Swiss finishing school' be saved?The finishing-school tradition dates from the 1800s, when wealthy debutantes began coming to Switzerland, famed for its clean air, majestic mountains and multilingual population. Here, they would complete their education by acquiring the domestic and life skills needed to run a household – and to attract a suitable husband. The goal was to produce an ideal mate, someone refined and accomplished with impeccable manners.[more inside]
posted by modernnomad
on Dec 9, 2012 -
The End of Men, in The Atlantic. An article about the rise of women (now over 50% of the U.S. workforce), and implications of the attendant changes for both women and men. [more inside]
posted by marble
on Jun 10, 2010 -
The Male Minority The percentage of men enrolled in higher education has dropped below that of women.
Are men not encouraged as much as women to go to college?
posted by amanda
on Dec 7, 2000 -