Doug Ford's 'father knows best' sex-ed strategy places ideology over biology - 2018-09-05
Doug Ford can't resist the temptation of sex education. Or more precisely, sex-ed regression, repression and suppression.
With children back in class this week, the premier has placated his political base by backdating Ontario's updated sex education to the 1990s (for elementary and middle schools). Going forward, Ontario is going backward to a time when father knows best.
That means gays are being treated as non-people again. There's no mention of consent, forcing students to read body language instead. As for (naughty) body parts, they are out again — vulvas have vanished from the vocabulary of the classroom in the early grades by order of the Progressive Conservative government (despite pleas from police and child protection authorities to equip kids with the right words in case of abuse).