Gap Fill - Women's Studies - Level 6


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A high school in Canada has come under criticism on the Internet for a women's studies it offered to its female students. The online was because the course included what many believed to be sexist subjects that were and inappropriate for women in the 21st century. These included ' conversation,' dinner party etiquette, and 'nail application '. There was also a subject titled: "How to enhance your style by using tips and tricks designed for your face and body ." The course also had lessons on the basics of web , reproductive health, the role of women in , and a look at how beauty is seen by the media and different around the world.

Among those who were by the syllabus was and singer Siobhan Bryn. She wrote: "This is unbelievably . Women's studies is not fashion and putting on a ." She asked: "Was this designed in the 1950's? Can you get someone who knows about women's to design this course?" Activist Meg Fenway said: "This is offensive and disrespectful." The school has since pulled the subjects from the . A spokesman said: "I know the way it comes across looks like we're supporting girls….We want to do the best by our kids. We want them to have a image and build self-esteem. We want them to analyze critically."

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