Today (Friday) over 100 Elementary and High Students in Muskoka were protesting the revised sex Education curriculum at MPP Norm Miller’s office in Bracebridge. Students across Ontario have been mobilizing over social media for the past couple of weeks in protest of the province’s revised sexual education curriculum. Thousands of students across the province dropped the books and hit the pavement Friday afternoon to protest.
“Walking Out was really a statement that the students don’t consent. I think the walk out was something that most people in town didn’t expect to see.” says Rachael Henderson a Grade 12 Student at Bracebridge Muskoka Lakes Secondary School (BMLSS)
The province’s Progressive Conservatives government announced in July that it would scrap the modernized sex-ed curriculum brought in by the previous Liberal regime in 2015. That document included warnings about online bullying and sexting, but opponents, especially social conservatives, objected to parts addressing same-sex relationships, gender identity and masturbation.
Photo Credit Rachael, Henderson
SO proud of secondary and elementary students of #Bracebridge who STOOD UP to @fordnation to today to shout #WeTheStudentsDoNotConsent WAY TO GO! @infobml & @monckps !!! @normmillerpc It’s not too late to show support! @mbhartill @MuskokaRegion @Muskoka411 #bmlss pic.twitter.com/fLmkGIjcAj
— Lori Knowles (@LoriExploring) September 21, 2018