UK: Sex education curriculum must address 'toxic masculinity', say students

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'The relationship and sexual education (RSE) school curriculum must address "toxic masculinity", the term used to describe how certain masculine traits cause harm to men, women, and others.

The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) told the Oireachtas committee on gender equality on Thursday that the current RSE curriculum is outdated and too focused on biology over consent.

David Byrne, a researcher from the Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), told the committee that toxic masculinity is still evident in the classroom for certain male-dominated subjects.

“I think beginning in primary, or even before that but beginning with education, we need to teach boys to not be that way," he said.'

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