29 Feb Sexism In Schools
Do we really still believe that women are less than equal to men?
“It’s of the utmost urgency that we educate our young women and men about the consequences of objectification and sexist language, and how those attitudes form part of a broader culture that marginalises young women,” says Briony O’Keeffe, creator of the teaching resource, Fightback: Addressing everyday sexism in Australian schools.
Do we really still believe that women are less than equal to men? Sexist beliefs and comments in schools would suggest this is so – a problem Fightback aims to address. The connection between gender inequality and violence against women is also explored within the resource. CHILDMags thinks this call for change in schools has positive implications for our wider society.
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Words by Melissa Cowan