I had to accept that my children will get exposed to information about sex much earlier then I might want them to. If related words were being flashed and chanted around in the presence of young children by even these parents -- who were arguing that the curriculum is age-inappropriate -- then what were the chances that my child won't be introduced to these subjects sooner than later?
Shazia Javed is a writer and filmmaker. Her film NAMRATA, produced by the National Film Board of Canada, was a finalist for three AMPIA (Alberta Media Production Industries Association) Awards. Her work has screened at Hot Docs International documentary film festival, Global Visions, Doxa, and Durban international film-festival among many others. Javed's writings have been published in various newspapers, online magazines and academic journals. In 2010, Edmonton Arts Council hosted an exhibition of her photo-essay on Edmonton’s Muslim Women. Her research interests include Muslim women's social movements, transnational feminism and documentary films.
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