Romanian education official steps down after sexist remarks

Vasile Salaru said females should take classes on how to walk in heels. Student organizations protested and called for his resignation.

Anyone wondering how to lose a job as a Romanian education ministry official should look no further than Vasile Salaru.

Salaru suggested during a press conference this week that females should have a separate curriculum from their male counterparts. It started with this quote:

Our pupils don’t know how to walk on the street. I would like to see an 11th or 12th-grade student walking nicely on heels, dancing the waltz or tango, and being a good hostess. I think this is a side of Romanian education that has been totally neglected and that could remind us, I hope you don’t smile, of the former boarding school education.

It further devolved when he doubled down on his sexism:

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