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Sexual violence doesn’t wait for college

Here’s the ugly truth: while there’s been a lot of talk about gender violence on college campuses, too many K-12 students face harassment and violence at school, and often teachers and administrators fail to stop and respond to this mistreatment.

Here’s the ugly truth: while there’s been a lot of talk about gender violence on college campuses, too many K-12 students face harassment and violence at school, and often teachers and administrators fail to stop and respond to ...

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Stop sexist dress codes. We’re students, not distractions.

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

Summer time is almost here, and girls are ready to break out their summer clothing to stay comfortable in the heat. But at my high school, like many schools across the country, girls are not allowed to wear tank tops that shows bra straps, or summer shorts that are “shorter than reasonable length,” whatever that means. Though not all schools state it outright, the implication is that girls’ bodies are too distracting for our male peers, and that what we wear would detract from a productive learning environment.

I recently started a petition to get my school, Foothill High School, to change their dress code. It’s my dream ...

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

Summer time is almost here, and girls are ready to break out their summer clothing to stay comfortable in the heat. But at my high ...

A night to protect her character

Flyers at Wisconsin high school tell boys prom is “a night to protect her character”

These flyers, which were signed by the school principal and sponsored by a local crisis pregnancy center and a Catholic health care provider, were distributed at Lincoln High School, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin before the big night on Saturday.

These flyers, which were signed by the school principal and sponsored by a local crisis pregnancy center and a Catholic health care provider, were distributed at Lincoln High School, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin before the big night on Saturday.

Watch: High school boys talk about why they are feminists

In my opinion, the only thing more tiresome than a conversation about women identifying as feminists is one about men doing so. But after Pharrell said he doesn’t “think it’s possible” for him to be a feminist since he’s a dude — and in the wake of #notallmen, #yesallwomen, and #allmencanThe New York Times is (as always) asking the tough obvious questions: “Is it possible to be a male feminist?”

In my opinion, the only thing more tiresome than a conversation about women identifying as feminists is one about men doing so. But after Pharrell said he doesn’t “think it’s possible” for him to be a feminist ...

High school student’s “rape culture” artwork banned from showcase for being “inappropriate”

Censoring a student’s artwork exploring rape culture out of a concern for “the children”? Yep, that sounds about par for the course for the US educational system.

Gracie Holtzclaw, a high school senior in South Carolina, was one of the young artists selected to display her work at the Greenville County Schools Art Exhibition this month. She told local outlet WYFF that she was really “excited” to be part of the event. But just a few days later, 18-year-old Holtzclaw was informed that her submission, which is entitled “Rape Culture,” wouldn’t be permitted to appear in the show.

“This piece, for both title and content, was determined to be inappropriate for the District Show because the artwork is on ...

Censoring a student’s artwork exploring rape culture out of a concern for “the children”? Yep, that sounds about par for the course for the US educational system.

Gracie Holtzclaw, a high school senior in South ...

Are sexism and pay disparities sending women to college?

I was raised by an educator. My Granny was a teacher and my sister followed her career path, later becoming an assistant principal. Growing up I wasn’t disciplined for too many things  was disciplined the most for fucking up in school. If my mother or grandmother got word that I was even late for a class too many times I could expect to grounded swiftly. For my parents (my grandmother was one of my parents), education was the righteous path and college was the promised land. When senior year of high school came around I had already decided which school I wanted to go, which ones I would apply to so I’d have options, and which program of study I ...

I was raised by an educator. My Granny was a teacher and my sister followed her career path, later becoming an assistant principal. Growing up I wasn’t disciplined for too many things  was disciplined the most for ...

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