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Jen Henry @polkadotpeony ?

active 2 years ago
  • At first I laughed at this … because DUH. But then I really thought about it. In a culture in which staggering numbers of children are raped (not even to speak of the adults who are raped), how are children ever supposed to learn how to set healthy boundaries when hand-holding and kissing – activities [...]

  • Jen Henry commented on the blog post Student cut from high school football team for wearing pink cleats   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    I am also from Hawkeye Country. I had always heard the locker room was pink because pink was a soothing and pleasant color. The goal was for the opposing team to become relaxed in the locker room and lose focus and play poorly. No gender shaming. Just comfortable amenities.

  • Jen Henry commented on the blog post Early Puberty is a Justice Issue   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    While I definitely agree puberty does not immediately eliminate all innocence, I do think society in general assumes maturity. I hit puberty earlier, and by the age of 12, I was a C-cup. Men in their late 30s/early 40s (I sincerely hope) assumed I was older and ogled me or even made lewd comments to [...]

  • Jen Henry commented on the blog post Sexual Assault at Drake University Frat   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    I am the president of the feminist organization at Drake. After two highly-publicized sexual assault cases last November, sexual assault was the topic of much discussion around campus last school year. My organization has been integral in facilitating these discussion in the student body. However, both of the victims in the cases last November were [...]

  • Jen Henry became a registered member   3 years, 8 months ago · View

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