The handouts — pulled from a state database that teachers can upload material to — instructed the Highland High School students to go on a $5 date, and offered a list of advice from the opposite sex that the handout noted students should "try and follow."On the girls' sheet: "If you think you're too fat, keep it to yourself," and "eat the food you order; don't waste his money."The boys, meanwhile, were told to "say what you’re going to order" at a restaurant "so she will have a guide in ordering."A rep for the Utah Board of Education says all materials in the "Purposes of Dating" section have now been removed: "They're inappropriate."Principal Chris Jenson acknowledges that there's "no doubt" there is gender bias in the materials, while Oxborrow, who the East Idaho News reports is a therapist, accused the state of "evidence-based misogyny" and says the material "puts our kids at risk" at a time when they're sorting out their identities.
Oxborrow's daughter, Lucy Mulligan, tells the Guardian she found the whole thing "so bizarre.
I consider myself really lucky to have grown up accepting myself for who I am: a gay man. What does it mean to be gay in our contemporary society?
And how does that affect our way of living as gay men?
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