The Respectful Relationships curriculum that this year rolled out in Victorian state schools has drawn the ire of Maranoa MP David Littleproud who says he does not want to see it in Queensland.
The course asks primary school children to look at traditional fairy tales to identify gendered sexist messaging.
Mr Littleproud says it’s political correctness getting in the way.
“Inspiring imagination, fantasy and fiction: Fairy tales are often the first book read to children. Science backs up the importance of reading so please don’t stop reading to your kids.”
“Domestic violence is a scourge in our community but I don’t think asking very young children to pick apart a fairy tale to find the sexist elements is the answer – it’s simply political correctness gone too far and I don’t want to see it in Queensland.”
Mr Littleproud says reading, writing and arithmetic should be a school’s foundation.
‘And domestic violence education and positive role models are key to breaking the cycle.’