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