Sydney Boys High School can’t seem to get it right, as their video celebrating feminism has been attacked by Sydney Girls High School.
We asked the women in our lives why feminism is important to them. This is what they said.Filming and editing by Ronald Luo.
Posted by Prefects of Sydney High on Sunday, March 5, 2017
The video shows prefects of SBHS reciting feminist statements that were written by women and girls.
As reported by NewsAU, most people have commended the boys on their efforts to show their support for feminism; however, Sydney Girls High School has written an open letter slamming the video by confronting the “culture of misogyny present in boys’ schools.”
“As female students we experience first-hand the objectification and devaluing of women by male students,” the girls write in the letter.
“The fact that a tokenistic video, which appropriates women’s voices and reinforces the idea that women’s experiences must be voiced by men in order to be validated, has gained international praise is troubling.”
“We do not wish to discourage further support of feminism. But we believe the question must be asked of why it is that male voices are needed, even on International Women’s Day, to bring attention to these issues that, if expressed by women, would be disregarded.”