Feminism and gender equality highly inform young school students’ perception of ourselves and widens our knowledge and understanding. The Government should recognise the value of discussing feminism in classrooms through introducing a new law. This law would involve secondary school students being taught about the topics of "Feminism" and "Gender Equality"- everyday issues that need to addressed. With each coming year, the content of this topic should proceed to become more mature the older these young adults become. This discussion could be held every term or half-term, depending on what seems necessary. This would result in a sum of 3 to 6 lessons per year - each lesson being a different branch of feminism's wide ranging topics.
Teaching and educating young minds about feminism and its importance will not only raise awareness of current issues that are more major, such as bullying and rape, but also create an understanding of what exactly feminism is and clear up incorrect beliefs on the matter. It will allow a discussion within the classroom through which students could be asked to form their own view and understanding of the key term "feminism" and how it affects life both within school and out. Of course, each individual has a different view and experience of feminism and so this would increase and influence new ideas to be brought to the discussion.
After the discussion has begun to deepen, teachers/educators could clear up any misconceptions of feminism that students may have. This would include them giving their own solid definition of feminism and the history of it - comparing feminism from years ago to the modern present day and thinking about if it's really changed much at all.
Boys and girls alike are damaged by the perceptions of acceptable female and male behaviours. During school, terms like "you hit like a girl" are commonly used without thought. This discussion in schools will hopefully and surely bring young minds to their feet and really help students widen their understanding and deepen their thoughts.
These kids are the new generation and is why it’s dearly important to educate them during their youth before it’s too late.