Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ontario: Push for Gender Studies in High Schools

On Valentines Day across the province feminists will be calling the Minister of Education Kathleen Wynne. No, the minister of Education does not have secret love affairs across the province the people will be calling in support of the Miss G_ Project. The Miss G_ Project was instituted three years ago with the main purpose of instituting a Women's and Gender Studies course into the high school curriculum.

The campaign has gained momentum throughout the province, but has been constantly been pushed aside with bureaucracy and excuses that they look into it are vaguely given. The major purpose of the inclusion of this course is to provide anti-discriminatory education in schools. Though issues some issues of discrimination are dealt with in schools issues such as sexism and homophobia are practically normal daily occurrences. The course would allow students to analyze those issues and have an institutional way to deal with the issues they are experiencing in their school and community. The course would also allow for the untold history of womyn to be spoken publically.

So, on Valentines Day join the people of Ontario in demanding Women's and Gender Studies be included in the Ontario high school curriculum. For more information on how watch this video:

For More Information:

The Miss G_ Project:

Ontario Minister of Education: Kathleen Wynne's
Office: 416.325.2600
TDD/TTY: 1-800-263-2892
Fax: (416) 325-2608

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