Feminist workshops to “re-educate” boys in school are on the rise, following new government guidelines issued in March. The first ‘Good Lad Workshop‘ was held for boys as young as 16 at the St Edward’s School, Oxford, this month.
Students from Oxford University, where they run compulsory “consent workshops” for students, started The Good Lad workshop. The classes have now gone into schools, where they go far beyond conventional sex-education, seeking to indoctrinate boys into a feminist worldview and to reject “toxic masculinity”.
The development is supported by government policy. In March this year the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, announced new guidelines for schools to give lessons about consent and rape to children as young as 11.
Founder of The Good Lad, David Llewellyn, 27, told the Oxford Mail: “It’s important to start these conversations at a younger age because it’s a message which resonates with males of any age.”