When it comes to politically correct behavior, I can be a cynical person. You are rarely surprised by the absurdity of self-justice caused by awakening. My expectations are low and the hyper-liberal elite world meets them.
I was still completely shocked to hear that the Toronto District Board of Education (TDSB) gained support from a reading club event hosted by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad. The short-sighted insensitivity of this movement is nothing short of surprising.
Let’s start by explaining a little about the book club itself.
Toronto-based mother Tanya Lee has created the A Room of Your Own Book to provide teenage girls living in poverty with a safe place to share and discuss inspirational literature. Established a club. As a survivor of color and sexual assault, Lee understood the challenges faced by young urban women living in poverty. Lee realized that the book was a positive escape for her and wanted to share her resources with a girl facing similar challenges.
Inspiring female tablets were sought out and brought to interact with club members at monthly meetings. It’s hard to imagine a better way to expose a troubled teen to a positive role model.
Nadia Murad was scheduled to hold a sit-in event with the book club in February this year to discuss her book, “The Last Girl: My Story in Captivity, and the Battle of the Islamic State.”
Murad’s book details the horrifying experience she suffered as a young Yazid woman in Iraq. Murad’s family was executed by ISIS and she was taken hostage as a teenager. She was detained as a slave in Mosul, where she was tortured and repeatedly raped. Murad managed to escape and eventually settled in Germany as a refugee.
Despite these unimaginable challenges, Murad showed incredible courage and strength. She became an effective advocate of trafficking and helped bring the fear of the Yazidi massacre to the focus of the world. She was appointed by the United Nations as the first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Trafficking Survivors and was finally awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018.
Can you imagine a more exciting person for a teenage woman to meet?
Well, TDSB felt that Murad shouldn’t talk to teens in Toronto because it promotes “Islamophobia.”
Murad’s abuse was in the hands of ISIS. It is not a Muslim or general Muslim population. It is certainly important to distinguish between a ruthless and fundamentalist organization and the whole belief.
You need to wonder if the TDSB doesn’t know the difference between a terrorist organization like ISIS and a religion that is largely followed by society, or if the girls in the book club feel too stupid to understand. .. Neither scenario is well reflected in TDSB.
There is a better way for a confused and curious young woman to act as a more extreme supporter of Islam than to ask someone like Murad about Islam. mosquito? Murad himself has never blamed Islam itself. She knows more than anyone that ISIS does not represent general beliefs. The TDSB will deprive these young women of this enlightenment opportunity.
Murad’s Snab at TDSB comes shortly after their controversial opposition to a presentation by lawyer and writer Marie Hennein to the same reading club. Hennein is a seasoned female lawyer, presenting an ideal role model for young students.
If Murad and Henein are inappropriate role models for young women from a TDSB perspective, who? I’m really afraid to answer that question, as the TDSB may sink low enough to shock me again.
TDSB’s judgment on these issues is highly questionable. How ideologically are the members of this board driven? Given that the board represents nearly 250,000 students, this issue cannot be understated.
Literacy and critical thinking are essential elements of education. The services provided by Lee’s book club provide poor young women with an immense opportunity to learn the importance of books and the inspiring writers behind them. If TDSB members can think of opposition to the work of this club, how incredibly separate they need to be from their mission to educate their children?
The strange world of awakening is no longer harmless when it can prevent students from being exposed to some of the country’s most successful and inspirational role models. Under the guidance of these crazy impartial arbitrators, what strange and isolated world will students be exposed to?
The story of the ridiculous behavior of extreme political correctness was once a funny novelty. Now these actions are becoming harmful and the authoritative people who drive this confused idealism must be called out and removed from their position. Our students are more suitable.
The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.