re: I am a girl campaign - http://www.becauseiamagirl.ca/
I am a very confused father of 4 daughters 2 of whom are out of school and the 2 youngest are doing quite well in our school system. I see your PS ads on TV focusing on the 3rd world and below I see your description of your organization. The bolding is mine.
Plan is a global movement for change to help children in more than 45 developing countries.
- Each year, our work impacts the lives of more than 3.5 million families and their children in over 25,000 communities.
- Plan is a not for profit organization and we work with people of all different religions and cultures. (but apparently not genders)
I can understand helping girls in the 3rd world overcome some of the disparities they may suffer but no such societal impediments exist in this country other than through feminist mythology.
Actions do speak far louder than words. I am contemplating filing a human rights complaint against this blatant sexism within Canada, which will have a negative impact on your organization and your sponsors. Would you advise what, if anything, you have in store for boys and whether you are diverting funds donated by people to help third world families to this discriminatory effort toward a single gender in Canada? I'm certainly never going to donate one thin dime to your cause ever again nor purchase anything from your sponsors and I will advise all my fellow males across Canada to do likewise, unless I get some satisfactory answers.
I will also be publicizing this through my blogs.
I await your response.
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