Times columnist Melanie Phillips said on Tuesday she reaches "for the sick bag" when she hears people say they "don't want a gender blind curriculum".
Appearing on the BBC’s Daily Politics, the writer reacted to a Government U-turn over the removal of feminism from the politics A-Level.
Schools minister Nick Gibb confirmed last night that the course will now give “all students the opportunity to study the core ideas of feminism”.
Arguing against the U-turn, Phillips said the decision to include the subject was a "category error," and that the change was prompted by the notion that "there aren't enough women being mentioned," which she said, "is the worst sort of tokenism."
"One can say I don't want a curriculum that is blind to all kinds of people," Phillips added.
Details of the shift emerged during a House of Commons debate brought by Labour MP Rupa Huq, who debated Phillips on the show.
Huq praised A-level student June Eric-Udorie, a constituent who launched a petition signed by around 50,000 protesting against the decision.
During the parliamentary debate, the MP said: “This mooted rewriting of history is nothing short of sinister – it’s deleting women.”
Huq added: “This proposed syllabus implies that women do not belong in politics and that their contributions are not significant.
“It’s a toxic message and it’s been condemned roundly by loads of people, including the Girl Guides – you wouldn’t think that they are a radical dangerous group usually.
In the draft proposal for the subject three core political ideologies – socialism, liberalism and conservatism – remained but feminism was dropped as a named topic.
In the debate, schools minister Nick Gibb said: “The final content will set out clearly those female political thinkers whose work should be studied. Suggestions have included Simone de Beauvoir, Hannah Arendt, Rosa Luxemburg, to name but a few.
“Feminism is an optional area of study in current specifications. It was never our intention to exclude the study of feminism from the reformed A-level and we said we would listen to the consultation which opened on 3 November and closed on 14 December.”
He added: “Following the consultation on the politics A-level, exam boards are making changes to the final content to respond to the concerns raised and we will publish our response shortly but I can assure you that the final politics A-level will give all students the opportunity to study the core ideas of feminism.”Suggest a correction