Hugging 101

Hugging 101

Earlier today, Sesali wrote about the importance of teaching kids about consent. Children, just like everyone else, have the right to set boundaries about who can touch them and how.

We need to listen. I love this graphic from Planned Parenthood Ottawa, which provides three helpful tips for treating kids respectfully at holiday events (not only applicable to Canadian Thanksgiving, I promise).

Hugging 101


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Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at During her four years at the site, she wrote about gender violence, reproductive justice, and education equity and ran the site's book review column. She is now a Skadden Fellow at the National Women's Law Center and also serves as the Board Chair of Know Your IX, a national student-led movement to end gender violence, which she co-founded and previously co-directed. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she is the co-editor of The Feminist Utopia Project: 57 Visions of a Wildly Better Future. She has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice at campuses across the country and on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, ESPN, and NPR.

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