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A call to remove gender ideology from Relationship and Sexuality guide

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Resist Gender Education (RGE) advocates for the Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE) guide to be stripped of gender ideology for scientifically accurate and age-appropriate content.

They say that the current guide promotes the idea that  non-conformity to sexist stereotypes implies a need for medical alterations. Instead, they argue, there is no one right way to be a boy or a girl. 

The group says supporters of RSE in the media are focusing on consent, sexuality, and relationships while omitting teachings about sex being on a spectrum and that boys can have periods. At the same time, opposition to the guide is characterised as originating from a small group of parents influenced by US rhetoric.

The group says the Ministry of Education hands-off approach leaves schools to handle the debate around the RSE guide, which according to RGE: 

“(S)trongly reinforces the need for parents to collaborate and ensure the whole community is included in meaningful RSE consultation.”

Read more over Resist Gender Education 

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