Letter: 'Oppressed' but successful women

I'M CONFUSED. For the last couple of years we've had article after article about female success and male failure.

Now, however, it seems that teenage girls are not the all-conquering Amazons we have been led to believe, but drug-abusing, violent delinquents and inadequates in need of special help ("Teen girls urged to admire Role Model Spice", 8 November).

There could, of course, be no truth in any suggestion that this conundrum is the result of entrenched ideological and professional interests which wish to portray women as superior yet need to find alleged female inadequacies in order to plead for special treatment.