Girls dumbing down, Sharia law, competing in school sport

Presented by Jane Garvey. Playing to win: why competition in school sports can be good for children. In a society that appears to value beauty over brains, are girls being encouraged to dumb down? We hear from one headteacher who says yes. It's argued that Sharia law can infringe the legal rights of women: we hear from the female peer who wants a new law to limit powers available and end what she says is discrimination against women.

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