Teachers push for same-sex reading in school

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    since homosexual are say 4% of the population, it seems 9.5% of books containing homosexuals is OK. it seems like the English teachers below are obviously bad at mathematics. btw, you folks voted for this.

    A group of English teachers is pushing for secondary students to study more books featuring same-sex attracted characters and queer relationships to better reflect sexual diversity in the wake of changes to marriage laws.

    The campaign comes after researchers from the Queensland University of Technology claimed just two out of 21 English texts recommended by the national curriculum authority — The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night — contain protagonists, characters, experiences or relationships outside of the heterosexual norm.

    Their analysis, published in English in Australia, the journal of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English, was seized upon by the group to urge teachers to “challenge heterosexism” and “give voice to a wider range of perspectives on love”.

    An accompanying editorial, which is read by the group’s 4500 members, said the passing of same-sex marriage legislation was a “watershed moment in Australian history”.

    Highlighting the result of the 2017 plebiscite, “English teachers surely need to respond to this endorsement of same-sex marriage on the part of an overwhelming majority of the population.


    In fact, those who say they are homosexual has been on the up since 2008 when 2.4 per cent of the population agreed with the statement: 'I consider myself a homosexual.' By 2011 that figure was 3.1 per cent. And by 2014 the figure had risen to 3.4 per cent.

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