Charity worker Laura Nelson, 35, will take over lessons at a Soho primary school for a fortnight to teach children about gender stereotypes that might otherwise limit their ambitions.Oh, for… The school has time for this nonsense? Really?
Even if it is in Soho?
Dr Nelson used her blog — delilah-mj.blogspot — to persuade Hamleys to end “gender apartheid” by stopping classifying toys as being for girls or boys and putting them in different departments.Clearly, far, far more important that the kiddiewinks learn this, than that they learn to read and write…
Dr Nelson, who trained in neuroscience, hopes the pilot project at Soho Parish School in Great Windmill Street will be rolled across the country.
She will run history, geography and English lessons for nine- and 10-year-olds, and teach them how to campaign and to write to an MP.*speechless*
She started the project after she did a survey of children at the school.Oh, great! I’m sure they had lots of valuable advice…
She said: “There was a feeling that gender stereotypes were restricting them. One girl had short hair and liked playing football but felt she had to pretend to be a boy in order to play.
Another girl said she wanted to buy a T-shirt which wasn’t pink, but couldn’t.”“Those poor, deprived Soho kiddies!” said little Sanjit, when interviewed in Delhi on the rubbish tip that is his home.
H/T: David Allen Green, who brought this