In the Rich era, women marginalization was extremely persistent such that people saw women education as not only a sin but also a sin. In her essay, Rich gives us a picture of how women got marginalized in her time as a student and a teacher. She argues that different genders do not get the same education because out of the classroom women get not perceived as independent beings but as prey lacks the capacity to think autonomously and to take intellectual possibilities. She further says that women lack the opportunity to assert them mentally stands inseparable from their physical way of existing in the world, lacking feelings of personal integrity (Langdell 54).
I can see where she comes from talking about women teachers and students not getting equal treatment, as opposed to men counterparts. I honestly do not think it is not that pathetic anymore. It was perhaps much worse then unlike now, and I actually do not see much discrimination in classrooms as she must have seen. One thing I do concur with her is the issue of rape and female verbal abuse. It is quite correct that most times women can not even walk down a street or walk in a group of males without having something uttered to them.
A report titled “Reaching the Marginalized” got launched in a prolific event at the UN Head Quarters in New York. In the report, it was evident that 72 million children still remained out of school in 2010 despite education getting cherished as a fundamental human right within the UN affirmation of Human Right ever since its initiation. UN tries to make all possible exertions to accomplish achieving non marginalized education as part of Millennium Development Goals. It should make an effort on enhanced funding to encounter the development financing gap. Donors should also be asked to deliver their pledges. Other than women, there stand many groups that get marginalized in the education system depending on their place of education. Marginalization may be practiced by teachers against students or students against fellow students. This marginalization gets based on racial, disability, educational dullness, origin, age, among many other factors. For instance, there exist school where by a teacher will fail a student mainly because is of a certain race or family. Some students will turn down others in their academic group discussions on the basis that they are dull or non productive in the group, hence leaving the poor student marginalized (Langdell 39). The mentally ill students also significantly get marginalized in the educational systems of many societies. Considering that not all people have the average intelligence quotient, it is particularly devastating and inhuman to marginalize certain student or group of student on the basis of intelligence. Children suffering with autism often get this form of marginalization from their fellow students or even worse, from their teachers (Langdell 207). To make the matter worse, these students get marginalization from the least expected persons like family members and even