It is with great pleasure and deep honour that we present to you, at long last, the result of all our collective labour, the fruit of our feminist-activist loins: The final draft of the Ontario-wide GENDER STUDIES COURSE!!!
It is now online for you to read, review, and give the Min your feedback: http://www.curriculumreview.ca/SSandHumanities/index.html
This piece of province-wide, senior-level curriculum (nestled cozily in a suite of new equity courses) has been nearly five-years in the asking/making, and is -- in our humble opinion -- a thing of beauty. It has been run through every test the Ministry could throw at it -- including several rounds of scrutiny by yours truly (the Miss G_ steering committee), and a pilot run in several schools across the province. It has thus faced and passed the ultimate test: the judicious eye of high school students. It has been drafted, drawing-boarded, tweaked, re-tweaked, projected through simulator wind-tunnels for aerodynamic endurance and agility, and is now ready to face the world. That is, YOU.
We are proud as punch to see the actual, for-serious WGS course in the flesh and ready for implementation. We anticipate that this will be a fantastic resource and space for discussion for students of all genders -- boys, girls, and everyone in between -- though of course it's only the beginning, rather than the end, of our effort to make education more equitable and accessible for all students.
Please take a few moments to survey the Gender Studies course that has come into the world thanks to all of your hard work and Ministry/government/media-pestering abilities! Let the Ministry of Ed know what you think and feel free to offer them props and kudos for listening to your demands and making this a reality.
The G__ Squad