We sorted through some of the rubble, following Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s decision to shelve a moderate, inclusive sexual education curriculum. Here’s the best of what we’ve found:
1. Folks who are angry about the decision have started a letter-writing campaign.
Here’s an example of an eloquent note. We’ve also developed a short letter to the premier (and the leaders of the NDP and Conservatives) here. It only takes a minute to send.
2. Twitter users made “McGuinty” a trending topic in Canada yesterday afternoon and evening. Sentiment wasn’t unanimous, but most were angry at the reversal. Here’s some of what they had to say:
@ACToronto Media Release: ACT Supports Sexual Health Education in Schools http://bit.ly/dkvBO9 #canqueer #hiv #aids #onpoli #cdnpoli
@laddie McGuinty caves on new sex-ed curr. http://tgam.ca/MUO Sorry Christian folk. Now your kid will learn from mine. You won’t like it.
3. The I support sex ed Facebook group we started topped 800 fans in less than 24 hours. In summary: people are miffed.
Find yesterday’s updates here.