AN advisor to the British Government recently recommended that the term ‘All Girls School’ should no longer be used. She reasoned that people should not be “constantly reminded of their gender”. ‘Girls’, ‘ladies’ and indeed ‘boys’ were a reminder of “all the stereotypes that go with it.”

I don’t think too many women would be unhappy to be referred to as women, but still feel capable to take on males in whatever career they choose.