People Are Not Happy About This Ontario Town's Sexist Summer Camps
"Girlz Rock" but "Boyz Rule."
"Sports are for boys and manicures are for girls" sounds like something out of a bygone era, but summer camps in Richmond Hill, Ontario, seem to be running with that exact sentiment. And people are not pleased.
The city is offering two "general" summer camps — Boyz Rule and Girlz Rock and the differences are pretty stark.
The camps were pointed out by Twitter users Audra Williams, which prompted others to share their disappointment with @MyRichmondHill, the town's account.
Ottawa activist and writer Ariel Troster broke down why so many people are upset on her blog, Queer Feminist Mama.
There is nothing inherently wrong with activities that are generally coded as 'girl stuff,'" she wrote.
But the worst part of all of this is how these camps are training young girls to be perfect housewives. In 2016. You'll notice that basic food preparation is not included in any of the listed activities for boys. Because even today, boys are being socialized to be nurtured and served by women. It makes me want to projectile vomit all over the city recreation guide.