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chart of suicide rates by sexual orientation

How too many sex education programs harm LGBTQ youth

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

In March, North Carolina’s House of Representatives passed HB 29, an education bill that includes a litany of requirements for how schools teach sexual health.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

In March, North Carolina’s House of Representatives passed HB 29, an education bill that includes a litany of requirements for how schools teach sexual health. ...

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The Feministing Five: Anayvette Martinez

Anayvette Martinez is one of the co-founders of the amazing organization, The Radical _____ (Formerly known as the Radical Brownies). I spoke to her this week about youth power and incredible local communities, and I wished that I could go back in time and join this organization myself!

Anayvette Martinez is one of the co-founders of the amazing organization, The Radical _____ (Formerly known as the Radical Brownies). I spoke to her this week about youth power and incredible local communities, and I ...

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner

Congrats to Malala Yousafzai! Almost exactly two years after being shot by the Taliban for advocating for girls’ education, the 17-year-old Pakistani activist was awarded the Noble Peace Prize, which she shares with Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. She’s the youngest person ever to win it

Congrats to Malala Yousafzai! Almost exactly two years after being shot by the Taliban for advocating for girls’ education, the 17-year-old Pakistani activist was awarded the Noble Peace Prize, which she shares with Indian children’s rights activist Kailash ...

7 young feminist role models you should know

It’s Back-to-School time — or if you’re out of school, “Holy Shit I’m Old” time! Before we get too ahead in our Tuesday (and thus, the recognition there is no legitimate reason for us to go school supply shopping), let’s take some time to meet some young feminist leaders — here’s to the Class of Being Awesome!

Jazz 

Jazz is a transgender girl advocate who has shared her story with the world since 2007 with a 20/20 Barbara Walters special. Jazz and her family started the Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation — an organization that offers resources and advice to trans kids and their families. For those of us who have been following Jazz’s activism for some years, it is very ...

It’s Back-to-School time — or if you’re out of school, “Holy Shit I’m Old” time! Before we get too ahead in our Tuesday (and thus, the recognition there is no legitimate reason for us to go school ...

The term “classic rapist” shows that people still don’t understand what rape is

Whenever someone makes the argument that one way to stop rape is to teach men not to rape, the response is usually some form of “but most men know that rape is wrong.” I don’t doubt that most men would say rape is wrong. I haven’t been out in the field to conduct a study on men’s attitudes toward rape, but we’ve had enough education around rape and sexual assault that it’s not hard to believe most men, if asked, would say rape is a bad thing. Great.

The problem is this — what do they consider rape? When the United Nations conducted a survey on sexual violence in Asia, “researchers intentionally didn’t use the word ‘rape’ in any ...

Whenever someone makes the argument that one way to stop rape is to teach men not to rape, the response is usually some form of “but most men know that rape is wrong.” I don’t doubt ...

The One In Which I Share My Entry Point To Feminist Thought

I want to tell you an old story. During my first year at Columbia, it occurred to me during a brief reverie that something was odd about the literature we were reading and how it represented women. In the margins of my notebook, I began making a branch of every book we read in Literature Humanities (aka Lit Hum), and I noted how each author in the western canon defined women over time– from St. Augustine, Boccaccio, Apuleius, Dante, to Goethe.

I remember some vague controversy my first year among instructors and administration about whether or not A Vindication of The Rights of Women should be mandated in the curriculum’s reading list. I think a mild concession was reached which allowed ...

I want to tell you an old story. During my first year at Columbia, it occurred to me during a brief reverie that something was odd about the literature we were reading and how it represented women. ...

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