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‘Spas for women, sit-ups for men’: Father posts maths homework flagging gender stereotypes

Once shared online, it did not take long for the post to be widely shared on social media, triggering condemnation from parents. Some even suggested lodging a complaint with the school.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 9, 2020 10:58:56 am
scotland, Edinburgh, William Sutcliffe, TeeJay, stereotypes, sexism, feminism, father complaints about daughter's school coursebook, viral trending, indian express, indian express newsWilliam Sutcliffe from Edinburgh took to Twitter to share the questions, which he said left his wife "very unimpressed".

A person highlighting his daughter’s homework questions containing gender stereotypes has triggered angry reactions among parents after the post went viral on social media. William Sutcliffe from Edinburgh took to Twitter to share the questions, which he said left his wife “very unimpressed”.

The maths homework contained questions describing women going on spa breaks and calculating weight loss. On the other hand, questions referring to men described them as doing sit-ups or buying cycles.

“My daughter’s ‘curriculum for excellence’ maths homework (used throughout Scotland) features sums about women going on spa breaks and calculating weight loss; men buying bikes and doing sit-ups. Very unimpressed wife has changed the names on the worksheet,” tweeted Sutcliffe.

Once shared online, it did not take long for the post to be widely shared on social media, triggering condemnation from netizens and parents.

Some even suggested lodging a complaint with the school.

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