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According to our view, freedom given and understood early enough would result in a natural evolution to maturity and self-discipline.
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Architecturally rather hideous, Girton was commodious and also, in its way, homely.
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Democracy can only spring from practising it early, and democratic action was not to expected from young people brought up under a close authoritarian system.
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Eileen Power dealt with history. She became distinguished for her fine scholarship and her utter charm, which captivated many of both sexes.
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Following the rise of the Labour Party it seemed reasonable, in 1927, to expect, or at least hope, that co-operation for the common good might gradually replace the competitiveness of capitalism.
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Girton, even more than Newnham, was like a large girls' boarding school. Intellectually we were reckoned to be adult, but as young inexperienced women we had to be guarded with care.
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Hence we did not foster competition in our school, on the contrary.
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If an adult uses violence on a child, the child will naturally assume that he too, has the right to use it on one smaller or weaker.
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Marie Stopes had established the first birth control clinic in Britain; the whole question of informing women, especially those who were poor, about methods of contraception, began to be discussed.
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Marriage, laws, the police, armies and navies are the mark of human incompetence.
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Measures of self-government and a school council, especially for such young children, were a great innovation.
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Miss Jex Blake, a classics don, who was thoroughly robust and rather like a horse; this is not unkindly meant, for I liked and respected her. She had a great sense of humour.
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Nor did we think it was necessarily a good thing for a child to read and become bookish and academic too early.
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Nor is it true that children are naturally competitive, unless egged on to be so.
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Physical punishment was, of course, not permitted, and we sought to mitigate aggression among the children themselves.
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Severity and repression of the old type, however, almost certainly carried with it in adolescence, disturbance, confusion and the necessity of revolt.
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The report of this made me exceedingly angry, for I could not see why information which a middle-class woman could get from her doctor should be withheld from a poorer woman who might need it far more.
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This is a period of doing, feeling, observing the world and his fellow citizens - the concrete over the abstract - apparently almost completely lost to sight by our planners today, when it seems that children are to be stimulated to read, write and do sums even before they leave the nursery school.
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We have heeded no wisdom offering guidance.
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We have never yet had a labor Government that knew what taking power really means; they always act like second-class citizens.
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We took John and Kate to spend half a day at the McMillan open-air nursery school, and we talked about her and studied her ideas in action.
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We want better reasons for having children than not knowing how to prevent them.
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We want far better reasons for having children than not knowing how to prevent them.
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You could not receive a young man in your room; you might be permitted to have him to tea in one of the public reception rooms, but you could accept no invitation from young men to tea or other entertainment without a chaperone from the College.
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