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i went to a mix gender school aka normal...and i was very distracted. But hay thats because i hated school anyway :)

the idea of splitting the genders up is a bad idea...i learned so much better when it was a girl teaching me..and it sounds perverd but thats how i learned my basic english (got a 11 wotwot) and in general i for my part, love discuss with the other gender...since most of the time, they lay more weight on different aspects(not always)..and as today, i havent meet a girl wich deliberately stated idiot facts in my head, w/o an explanation comming with it (BIG plus)
Posted 1/30/07
I'm a dude, and I went to an arts highschool that was 70% female, and I consider myself to be very lucky. Not because I surfed high on the crest of hormonal distraction, but because I learned so much about how girls really are. How real and human they are, compared to what gets packaged and sold to you. I learned how to respect them and work with them, how to communicate and how to wrangle emotions. Being strong in an environment so inviting for weakness has helped me fight for my place in this world. Sure, it gave me a lot of quirks and hasn't really made me any more of a stud muffin than what probably would have come out otherwise, but I don't regret staying there. Besides, it gives me something to miss in my sausagefest major.

Single sex isn't realistic, unless you plan on being a nun or a sailor or some other extreme. Everybody else has to learn how to work with the other half without doing mating dances left and right.
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I went to an all boys school.
There was an all girls school atleast half a mile down the road.

Sure it made people concentrate.. - But then again at our school theres been loads of fights (mostly based on opinions).
Like there was a big fight started when somebody kicked the other person in the face, only because they are annoyed that the other boy fancys somebody from the other school.

However when girls come to our school, things go very quiet.
They don't want to be seen as bullies to the girls they fancy.

Its quite rare to see any girls in my area, but half a mile down the road its quite the oppersite, theres loads of girls about but no boys.
Sometimes our school did disco's in which the other school was invited to come and I think thats the only way I got to socialize with some of the girls.

The whole going to an all boys school also makes it feel really awkward going to college. - It feels so different going back into a mixed environment again.
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^damn...i would be off school limits so many times ½mile down the road...i would never stand a chance in such harsh environments
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^ Oh I forgot to mention. Theres a policy at my old school.
We are not allowed to leave the school, punishment is either getting caught by the police and charged, or suspension straight away..

I think its the same for the girls school. Except there was a rule or something I was told by a friend, who said that they weren't allowed near the woods not far from their school (literally next door), so I find most of them come from the town center.
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I am now studying in a boy school and I don't think there's any problem with that.Not that I really like my school,just that it's near my school and its academic and aesthetic performances are pretty outstanding.Well,there are quite a few coed schools near my house but they sucked too much so my parents wouldn't let me in those schools. And erm,I ain't a nerd.Being in a same sex school doesn't make us nerds,it's really just a matter of choice.One who's meant to be a gay/lesbian won't change even if he/she is in a coed school.Whether he/she will become a gay depends on how he/she acts.The very fact is that what you end up being is just your choice.
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oh how ive fantasized about being the only guy at an all girls school....*sigh*
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^ oohhh that's very nice nice nice nice! unless they don't think of you as a gay


mine is mixed gender,,, i like studying with girls
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nah, what would be worse would be if it were a school like Ichigo-sha. (strawberry panic)...
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rhynny wrote:


Josey wrote:

I've always been in an unisex school. I think it was ok for primary school, but when we got to comprehensive I, and many others, with instantly singled out as being 'frigid' in a way, even though we weren't. There was immense pressure on all of us by people in our own year, and the years above, to find a boyfriend/girlfriend, because if you had a boyfriend/girlfriend, no matter who they were, you would instantly become popular and known throughtout the school. It was for that reason that a lot of us were bullied, or stayed in our classrooms for the first 3 years of comprehensive. Because the other gender was there, we were distracted from our work, and forced to be anti-social, and a lot of people in my year, and throughout the school has some sort of mental disorder or another [anarexia, bulima, depression, SI] and they appeared because there's a social view of 'perfection' in society and schools, and if you're perfect you get a boyfriend/girlfriend.



i think you may want to read Eros' link. its very personal. and i agree with most of it. my self-esteem and my image suffered when i went back to coed after 4 years in a unisex school. it became so bad i basically isolated myself from everyone aside from my family. http://www.nd.edu/~frswrite/issues/1998-1999/sp99/Keating.shtml


I think either the article or myself have misused the word 'unisex'. I meant to use it as in 'Co-Ed', not same sex. I am FOR Same-sex schools, but after the age of 11.

I don't see what people's problems are with Homosexuality and Bisexuality. Everyone is Bisexual, but not always aware of it. We all have the abilty it love each other, and anyone, and that's what relationships are about. Not sex, but personality, and how much you truly love that person. Gender is irrelevent.

If more people were homosexual or bisexual, then less people would be homophobic. And then less people would feel uncomfortable around homosexuals, as it would be more commonplace.

We're all basically the same until we reach 11 anyways. Same-sex schools would mean more confidence in class.

And I think all-boy school are cute ^_^ read Legal Drug vol.3!!
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Well my opinion on this matter is that we should not separate gender in school because sure we all might learn better but this will eventually causes problem with being able to talk to the opposite sex comfortably. And in that case how are you to be prepared for college and life. I have no problems with homo or bisexuality but another way to solve mental problems is to have a friend or two to talk to. It would be best to have both gender type of friends cause then you'll be able discuss different type of matters. Sometimes females are more helpful then males(well most of the time really) but then there are times when males have better advice. Also usually females are there to calm the male down but then theres time when problems erupt from it. I think a key part of life would be to establish friendship with both type of genders, i don't think girlfriend or boyfriend is that important in highschool really.
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Posted 1/31/07
cant take that!!
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I study at Miriam College> an all girl school.
well i actually hate... no... not hate... don't really like the tot of being in a institution for gals. hmm... i for some time got attracted to gals...and well.... now.... no, but i think that created the attraction between the same sex coz they are desperate to have a relation or the desperation it brings when u can't see a guy... except for teachers and janitors... it's all part of it.... and that is sad!! (///_-)
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I go to a non-co-ed school. It totally sux, but it's true that it removes a distraction. but it really ranges from person to person. Like me, I would be distracted by the cute girl sitting in the front row and not pay attention to Geometry.
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Josey wrote: If more people were homosexual or bisexual, then less people would be homophobic. And then less people would feel uncomfortable around homosexuals, as it would be more commonplace.

We're all basically the same until we reach 11 anyways. Same-sex schools would mean more confidence in class.



wow, this comment just swiped the whole presumption thing. first up same-sex =being confident in class? what about being confident in real life situation. you cant expect to learn about interaction with the opposite sex by textbook or second-hand knowledge.
and the whole if more people are homosexuals, there wont be as much awkwardness about homosexuality? um, i just wish people are confident with their sexuality much less confident about being sexually indiscriminate.


gopherthegold wrote: Being strong in an environment so inviting for weakness has helped me fight for my place in this world.



JessicaN2 wrote: If there's no Diversity between the two sexes there would Definitely be no community. Both sexes need eachother in order to learn anything, really.


thank you!


pam-chan wrote: i for some time got attracted to gals...and well.... now.... no, but i think that created the attraction between the same sex coz they are desperate to have a relation or the desperation it brings when u can't see a guy... except for teachers and janitors...



case point. i myself admit to admiring girls a little too much. its the necessity and desperation. and those who say it really doesnt matter because it depends on the inate tendency, well all i can say is desperation creates strange bedfellows
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