Premier’s daugh­ter teaches sex-ed les­son

NOW Magazine - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

Premier Doug Ford be­lieves that par­ents should be the pri­mary sources of sex ed­u­ca­tion for their chil­dren (NOW, Au­gust 30-Septem­ber 5) and that On­tario schools should re­turn to the old sex ed­u­ca­tion cur­ricu­lum.

Krista Ford, the premier’s daugh­ter, was pre­sum­ably ed­u­cated un­der the old sex-ed cur­ricu­lum. In 2012, af­ter hear­ing of a po­lice warn­ing of a sex­ual preda­tor in some Toronto neigh­bour­hoods she tweeted, “Stay alert, walk tall, carry mace, take self-de­fense classes & don’t dress like a whore,” adding hash­tags “#Don­tBeAVic­tim” and “#StreetS­mart.” Con­sent is a fun­da­men­tal, if not the most ba­sic, com­po­nent of a proper sex ed­u­ca­tion cur­ricu­lum. Is it re­ally fair, Premier Ford, to ask par­ents to take on the sole re­spon­si­bil­ity for their chil­dren’s sex ed­u­ca­tion? Moses Shuldiner Toronto

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