Check out this bollocks

It’s a woman’s world in the exam room – 06 Dec 2007 – NZ Herald: New Zealand National news
[quote]An exam question asking students to provide a “feminist perspective” on geographical features has upset some, but academics say it is a valuable way of broadening students’ thinking.

A parent of one student wrote to Newstalk ZB complaining about the question in an NCEA Level 3 Geography exam last week.

Five photographs of scenes ranging from a park to a city’s central business district were shown, and students were asked to explain how each image could be be viewed from a feminist perspective.[/quote]

And just listen to the claptrap dribbled by the apologists for this sort of drivel masquerading as education.

[quote]Feminist geographer Dr Julie Cupples, of Canterbury University, said feminist geography had been around since the late 1970s.

It incorporated women’s experience in a male-dominated area.

“It’s really good if you can start to understand how gender shapes people’s lives and our world in different ways,” Dr Cupples said.[/quote]
Oh puleeeeease!
[quote]Dr Wendy Lawson, head of the geography department at Canterbury University, said the exam question, while sophisticated, was “perfectly legitimate”.

She suspected parents who regarded the question as politically correct were “taking a certain definition of feminism, and feminist, that is a colloquial understanding of that term – rather than an academic or intellectual understanding of that term”.[/quote]
Complete utter tosh
[quote]The New Zealand Qualifications Authority said the question was in keeping with the standard for geography examination. Perspectives could include knowledge, practices and beliefs “such as Maori, indigenous, gender, scientific, environmental and post-colonial”, said NZQA deputy chief executive Bali Haque.[/quote]
Oh spare me!

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