Although there were many experiences common to girls’ and boys’ schools, the treatment differed and so resulted in different long-term consequences. In the last two chapters we have seen how inadequate food and sleep as well as unjust physical punishments impact the psychological welfare of children. We observed how, with boys, this might result in the creation of an armoured self and a careless attitude to danger. Girls were trained to hide their emotions too, but in a rather different way. In this chapter the stories of four women from different generations illustrate the creation of the hidden self. This is a kind of internalised oppression arrived at not through overt brutality but through training in selflessness.