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Examining Competing Claims in the Dialogue over Sex Education in Ontario: Women, Rights, and Religion

Issue: Vol 36 No. 2 (2017) Religious Studies and Theology

Journal: Religious Studies and Theology

Subject Areas: Religious Studies Buddhist Studies Islamic Studies Biblical Studies

DOI: 10.1558/rsth.35154


This article examines the recent debate over sex education in Ontario through the lenses of women, rights, and religion. It seeks to problematize all three lenses as well as to show how the three categories intersect. It endeavours to expose some of the power dynamics in the debate. It suggests that better ways need to be found to interrogate religion in the public sphere than either simply accepting or condemning its presence.

Author: Pamela Dickey Young

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