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Focus on the Family claims gender stereotyping programme carried out in S’pore schools is derived from trusted experts

They provided zero details about who these experts are though.

Belmont Lay | October 7, 2014 @ 10:31 pm

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Holier-than-thou Christian charity, Focus on the Family, has come out to defend one of its relationship education programmes that is getting lambasted on social media for promoting an antediluvian view of women and gender in general.

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This was after Agatha Tan, a 17-year-old first year junior college student at Hwa Chong Institution, wrote an open letter to her principal on social media — in exemplary adult fashion — articulating perfectly well everything that is wrong with the backward bigoted programme that is getting passed off as a proper workshop, which she attended last Friday.

Focus On The Family Singapore, a Ministry of Education-approved vendor that runs sexuality education programmes in schools, has clarified with The Straits Times on Oct. 7, 2014, that the workshop is a relationship programme and not a sexuality education programme, as if emphasising this point shows a distinction with a difference.

Check out the swivelling-eyed rhetoric by Vicky Ho, head of corporate communications for Focus on the Family:

“It is designed to be a relationship programme to help young people unravel the world of the opposite sex, uncover the truths of love and dating, and reveal what it takes to have healthy and meaningful relationships.”

Ho apparently also said the programme is based on “well-researched material by various trusted family life and relationship experts”, but was not forthcoming with the details on who they are.

Focus On The Family Singapore is in touch with “the relevant parties” to address the student’s concern.

 

Top photo of Hwa Chong Institution via

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