NEW DELHI: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) issued a notice to CBSE after a comprehension passage was exposed for having 'misogynist' content in it.
DCW sought a detailed action for promoting 'gender stereotyping,' 'misogyny' and supporting 'regressive notions.'
During a 10th grade English examination, question paper carried a comprehension passage with sentences such as 'emancipation of women destroyed the parents' authority over the children' and 'it was only by accepting her husband's way that a mother could gain obedience over the younger ones.'
#CBSEinsultswomen started trending on Twitter after the excerpts from the exam became viral on social media.
"Was this passage scrutinized by any such expert(s)? If yes, please provide complete details of the same along with the action taken against them for this lapse," said the notice.
The board has been asked to respond by December 17th.
Board said that it is unacceptable from the board's end to publish articles that attack the independent identity of women and propagate anti feminism and gender stereotypes. Such contents will also affect the progressive thinking of students, who DCW described as the future of the nation.
CBSE dropped the comprehension passage and the accompanying questions from the exam paper. Full marks will be provided for the Class 10 students.