Him 'n Her - A Handbook on Scouting and Equal Opportunity for Boys and Girls
“Research shows that differences within a particular gender are in many ways greater than differences between the genders themselves.”1) But our society, at least on a subconscious level, is still built upon values giving men a position of greater worth and importance than women. We must concentrate our efforts upon the elimination of these values of inequality. In order to see and understand patterns of behaviour, it is often necessary to make generalizations. Human beings are unique individuals characterized by various experiences, but in order to perceive reality we must discover common denominators. Awareness derived from this way of reasoning, and knowledge in the area of equality issues, help us to direct our attention upon girls’ and boys’ conditions within the Scout movement and relations between men and women in our
society as a whole.