high school in Canada has come under fierce criticism on Internet for women's studies course it offered to its female students. The online backlash was because course included what many believed to be sexist subjects that were unfit and inappropriate for women in 21st century. These included 'polite conversation,' dinner party etiquette, and 'nail application skills'. There was also subject titled: "How to enhance your style by using tips and tricks designed for your face and body shape." The course also had lessons on basics of web design, reproductive health, role of women in history, and look at how beauty is seen by media and different cultures around world.
Among those who were shocked by syllabus was actress and singer Siobhan Bryn. She wrote: "This is unbelievably sexist. Women's studies is not fashion and putting on lunch." She asked: "Was this designed in 1950's? Can you get someone who knows about women's studies to design this course?" Activist Meg Fenway said: "This is profoundly offensive and disrespectful." school has since pulled subjects from the syllabus. spokesman said: "I know the way it comes across looks like we're supporting stereotyping girls….We want to do best by our kids. We want them to have positive image and build self-esteem. We want them to analyze things critically."