Vorpal wrote:The problem is risk aversion. While British women may be somewhat more risk averse than men, it doesn't actually have anything to do with gender.
Have you actually read your post ?
And swap the word sexist for racist and you will have an understanding of how the events in Rotherham, Oxford etc unfolded.
There's a nature/nurture element to this, women might be more risk averse but to state that's a direct result of gender is an assumption, it may be upbringing biases. Similarly there's a causality direction issue with the teaching.
As it is, the profession, particularly at primary level, seems to attract the risk averse. This then causes the lack of gender balance in teachers. In your gdaughters school, the chances are that the male teacher is also risk averse.
I don't think Rotherham is relevant here either. No one's suggesting not tackling the issue to avoid looking sexist which would be the equivalent.
At any rate, I don't think throwing 'RaF' at the school is going to do anything but entrench positions and undermine other arguments.