Why religion shouldn’t be part of public education

In the provinces of Quebec and Ontario, there’s is currently a debate about sexual education in schools and about whether religion should or shouldn’t be part of public education.

Religious individuals, parents and priests sit on boards of parents of many public schools. Their goal is to spread their Catholic beliefs, including opposition to abortion, homosexuality and women’s equality.

Armed with their respective beliefs, all major religions seek to control the sexuality of their faithful. Catholic fundamentalists are now trying to control what some children will learn in Quebec and Ontario and we can’t let them win this one. We need to stand up and clearly say that in this country religion shouldn’t be part of public education.

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As far as I’m concerned, there is only one acceptable answer: no child or teenager will be denied sex education because of the religion of her or his parents, no matter which one.

Religion does not belong in schools. Even less in terms of sex education. Since the cancellation of sex education classes in the 2000s, kids have turned to porn to get the information they seek. Unfortunately, porn is violent and degrading for women. It teaches twisted ideas about sexuality to children and teenagers. It’s a disaster. We are ruining our children by keeping in the dark.

One of the problem with most religion is that it is a boy’s club. As long as women are excluded from the priesthood, Catholic dogmas will remain what they are: misogynistic and homophobic.

Considering that pedophile priests continue to rage around the world. The Church’s credibility with respect to human sexuality and equal rights is non existent.

What is the link between learning disabilities and fibromyalgia?

Most people don’t realize that there is a link between learning disabilities and fibromyalgia. A recent research shows that a significant percentage of people who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia have a learning disability, such as dyslexia. This disability is the cause many problems such as following a conversation and finding the right words to express oneself.

A lot of these younger patients are very challenged in school situations. Dyslexia makes it difficult to read and to write. It also slows down the thinking and response process, because the child as to constantly translate words and letters in their heads. This can be very frustrating.Many of these children if not supported properly end up hating school and quitting early.

Older patients find it difficult in their jobs because they have manifestations of a learning disability. I know I have written emails to my boss only to get a reply back asking me to take a 10 minute break and try again. I once wrote lunch with all the right letters, but not one was in the right order.

When having a conversation, have tolerance if the person you are speaking with forget or change the words. I know I do this all the time. It’s particularly embarrassing when it happens with my employer or with strangers.

Why we should put more value science?

Too many people dismiss real scientific research by simply stating that they don’t trust the source, yet are ready to trust what someone with no credential said on social media. Stop spreading this ridiculous and incorrect information.

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Why we should put more value science?

For example, this wave of anti-vaxxing is now placing the entire planet in danger. It is incredibly heartbreaking and blatantly wrong that we are faced with these harsh realities time and time again.

Vaccination has been proven over and over again to be one of the most cost-effective ways of avoiding disease. Valuing science should not be a partisan stance, it should be a modern stance.

“Vaccine science, climate science and gender identity science are three areas where people yell: “if it’s so real, show me the research!” and when you do, piles of it, they say: “oh yeah, well how about this?” like the YouTube rant they linked to is somehow equal.” – Amanda Jette Knox

History will continue to repeat itself until you remove the institutions that society no longer needs. Replace scripture with science books and change will follow.

Who was Elizabeth Blackwell?

Elizabeth Blackwell was the first American woman (originally from England) to go to medical school and she was admitted as a joke. Yes, you read that right.

This brave woman who believed she could achieve anything applied to Geneva Medical School in 1847, but male students though it was a prank so they all voted her in as a joke. Thanks to this, she graduated in 2 years from medical school.

What was Elizabeth Blackwell’s other accomplishments?

Blackwell then went on to co-established and taught at a London women’s school to help more women become doctors. She was therefore a pioneer in promoting the education of women in medicine. She also opened an infirmary for the poor, and started her own practice.

Why did Elizabeth Blackwell apply to medical school in the first place?

Blackwell’s motivation to go into medicine came after her friend fell ill. This friend suggested that if a female doctor had cared for her, she might not have suffered so much.

She had a strong sense of empathy and sensitivity to human suffering as well as a strong desire for social and economic justice.

Why are so many students homeless?

Most people don’t realize that many students are homeless. So why is this happening? Why are so many students homeless? Unfortunately, for a shocking number of students, the college and university experience means living in your car to avoid massive debt. By the time they pay for tuition and books it’s hard to come up with the money for housing. Because of this many students wonder if the stress they suffer now as a result was worth the education.

It is incredibly heartbreaking and blatantly wrong that students have to face homelessness in order to be able to afford an education and a future. This reality is a shame. I refuse to give up and believe that nothing, absolutely nothing, can be improved. This is just another reason why we need living wages. We, as a society, must put an end to stereotypes about people who are homeless.

What can you do if you see a homeless person this winter?

If you live in the Montreal area and come across an homeless person freezing in our cold winters, please contact the Mission Old Brewery at the numbers below and they will help that person.

Homeless Women: 514-526-6446 or Homeless Men: 514-798-2244

You can also give to charity all year long. If you don’t know what to donate, please read this article about what charities really need.

Gender identity and sexual orientation

Is it right to introduce gender identity and sexual orientation in the classroom? Are these concepts too complex for children, or is teaching them a helpful way to promote greater acceptance and tolerance?

Education - Parenting - SchoolsChildren have a better capacity to understand and accept than we give them credit for.

In the first grade, my child’s teacher stood in front of the class and told her students that girls and boys weren’t aloud to kiss or hug at school, that they were too young to be in couples. My daughter raised her hand and said that if about boys and boys or girls and girls because sometime love has nothing to do with gender. I received a phone call from that teacher that evening to inform me of my daughter’s inappropriate behaviour. The teacher was shocked when I said that my daughter had asked a valid question. The teacher tried to explain that some parents may not like to hear questions arising from my daughter’s question. I told her to send them to me, I would gladly explain how the world works, about gender identity and sexual orientation.

The issue isn’t kids and their ability to comprehend, it’s adults and their hangups and prejudice.

She can be anything she wants

Many young people still make career choices based on gender stereotypes. By fighting against them, we encourage children and youth to express their true personality and make informed choices about their future.

Even today, many young people will make choices based on gender stereotypes, choices that do not always reflect their deep desire for a professional future. Never give up on something you really want even if it looks impossible. In a world of instant gratification, it’s difficult to wait, but trust me when I say it’s much worse to look back in regret.

Career - Jobs - SexesYoung people have stubborn stereotypes about jobs that are appropriate for women and those that are appropriate for men. And these stereotypes are already present in children at a very young age, relayed and reinforced by the family, the media, the social environment in general and the school environment in particular. The activities and games offered to children and young people, the media, peers, places of socialization, etc., are often different for girls and boys. All these elements of education engender the transmission of stereotypes. By these choices, the girls are led, without even wanting it, to supposedly feminine interests, for example jobs where they will take care of others, and the boys towards interests called masculine, for example jobs where they will be in position of authority, or for which a certain physical force is required.

Everyone in the lives of children and youth (parents, educators, advocates) has an important role to play in countering stereotypes. By promoting stereotypical education and offering diverse models of workers, they will help the next generation not to make choices based on stereotypes and to fulfill their own fields of work. interest.

“She can be anything she wants.  She can sit at any table. She can trail-blaze a path, while humbly and gratefully recognizing those before her who paved the way.” – Dwane Johnson

The sexual division of labour is still very much present in the labour market both in terms of occupations and occupations, and of the places and functions held by women.

Management - Career - Jobs - SexesCurrently, stereotypical expectations and perceptions suggest that some areas of study are typically male, others female. Many young people are therefore bound by the limits when determining their occupation or profession. A lot of work remains to be done so that they can engage in a profession without their choice being tainted by sex stereotypes.

Gender stereotypes help to minimize the number of predominantly female job classes. A majority of women are in a smaller number of occupations than men. In addition, so-called female jobs continue to offer lower pay than male-dominated jobs.

To guide young people towards an informed professional choice, it is first necessary to show them all possible avenues without limiting them because of their sex.

“Well, I’m going to be a famous jazz musician. I’ve got it all figured out. I’ll be unappreciated in my own country, but my gutsy blues stylings will electrify the French. I’ll avoid the horrors of drug abuse, but I do plan to have several torrid love affairs, and I may or may not die young. I haven’t decided.”  – Lisa Simpson

As adults, it is important to stop and think about what we intentionally or unconsciously require of children and youth, and whether we distinguish between what a girl or a boy should do.

Every girl has the right to a voice .Living the life you want takes courage. People will disapprove and try to discourage you. Remember you’re entitled to shine and make big plans.

The danger of ignorance

Have you noticed that ignorant individuals are more likely to believe they are brilliant and truly brilliant individuals are more likely to believe their aren’t?

I swear the biggest source of stress lately is from having to deal with idiots and it feels like they are spreading in epidemic proportion. The truth is that as we elect ignorant individual in position of power, the people who used to hide in the shadows now feel that they are owed the sun.

Being a recluse living out in the middle of no where sounds more like heaven all the time, but I know that it won’t help save this world.

It’s time we worry about the children.

I know that we live in a society in which more and more couple are deciding not to have children and everyone is out for themselves and their loved ones, but let’s make one thing clear, if you care about the human race, then every child born on this planet is our responsibility.  If you cared about the future of the human race, we’ve got to start worrying about and looking out for the children.

We need to put our priorities in the right place. When we invest in education, we’re giving them tools to transform their lives and555555 create prosperity. We need to review our education system, make sure it’s inclusive, that all children have access to a valuable education, that all children get the support to succeed. We need to make sure that no child goes hungry or homeless.

When we underpay the people who take care of children, who work in the educative system and refuse to bring an old system to the modern world, it’s the children who will fall short and these children are the future of the human race.

Even if you don’t have children and we should all be happy to pay for education. How can anyone be against educating our future generations???

I’m not just talking about education. There are currently 1.2 million Canadian children living in low-income housing and 10.7 per cent of families with children under six say they experience food insecurity.

The leading cause of childhood deaths are preventable accidents and suicide, which points to lack of education for parents and lack of mental health support for children as well as adults.

 

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