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NYU Campaign Expands to Other Campuses, Demanding #BetterSexTalk

#BetterSexTalk — a photography campaign by NYU students that raises awareness around the issues of embarrassingly bad sex education and its relationship to sexual assault — is set to expand beyond NYU this year to college campuses across the country.

Co-founded by Josy Jablons and Meghan Racklin, #BetterSexTalk provides young folks with “the sex talk they (probably) never got,” asking students in every community on campus to answer the question: “If you could give one piece of advice to a younger sibling about sex, what would it be?”

These students’ responses are everything — sharp, witty, thoughtful, comforting, funny (basically all things I hope ...

#BetterSexTalk — a photography campaign by NYU students that raises awareness around the issues of embarrassingly bad sex education and its relationship to sexual assault — is set to expand ...

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Test your sex ed knowledge: Enter to win a Summer, Sex & Spirits ticket

The sweaty middle of July in New York City is the perfect time for Summer, Sex & Spirits, hosted by Planned Parenthood of New York City’s all-volunteer Activist Council. This legendary fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of New York City’s services and critical legislative work to move reproductive rights forward has been gracing the city for 11 years now! 

The sweaty middle of July in New York City is the perfect time for Summer, Sex & Spirits, hosted by Planned Parenthood of New York City’s all-volunteer Activist Council. This legendary fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of New ...

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Fucking With Feministing: What’s the deal with anal?

Welcome to Fucking with Feministing! We’re so excited to launch this new, monthly sex advice column where we’ll be answering questions straight from awesome readers like you!

Welcome to Fucking with Feministing! We’re so excited to launch this new, monthly sex advice column where we’ll be answering questions straight from awesome readers like you!

The dramatic history of American sex-ed films

Ed. note: This story is by Bitch Media’s online editor, Sarah Mirk. It is part of a joint reporting project on reproductive rights in pop culture that includes Feministing, Bitch Mediaand Making Contact. This work is part of a Media Consortium collaboration made possible in part by a grant from the Voqal FundRead the other stories in the series here and here

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human Growth began to play and for 20 minutes, a fictional teacher explained the human reproductive system while animated sperm and ovum flickered on-screen.

The presentation of these simple facts of life was so ...

Ed. note: This story is by Bitch Media’s online editor, Sarah Mirk. It is part of a joint reporting project on reproductive rights in pop culture that includes Feministing, Bitch Mediaand Making Contact. This work is ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Queering sex-ed: what you need to know about sex between cis women.

It’s time to abolish the Asian American model minority myth.

Swooning over Sonia Sotomayor.

“For too long, we, black gurls, have moved though the world with the imposed burden of being unlovable and undesirable.”

Queering sex-ed: what you need to know about sex between cis women.

It’s time to abolish the Asian American model minority myth.

Swooning over Sonia Sotomayor.

“For too long, we, black gurls, have moved ...

Why 27% of Scottish students think No means Yes

A recent study of 1,000 students published by the Scottish Government reveals that 27% of Scottish teens believe that when a girl says no she doesn’t really mean it. The finding highlights that the problem with sex education curricula isn’t restricted to simply the US.

A recent study of 1,000 students published by the Scottish Government reveals that 27% of Scottish teens believe that when a girl says no she doesn’t really mean it. The finding highlights that the problem ...

Chart of the Day: Birth control efficacy

So, a few disclaimers. Huff Po put together an infographic on women’s birth control use and misconceptions about various methods’ efficacy based on new data from the American College of Nurse-Midwives. There are some problems here. I don’t like that the focus is solely on women because not all people who can get pregnant are women and the partners of those who can should also shoulder the burden of navigating BC options. I’m also not wild about the “What Women Say” vs. “What Science Says” set-up (Silly Moon Goddess of the Earth vs. Facts), which obscures the project’s central critique: our education and health care systems fail to inform people of their best options.

Buuuuuuut. With all that being ...

So, a few disclaimers. Huff Po put together an infographic on women’s birth control use and misconceptions about various methods’ efficacy based on new data from the American College of Nurse-Midwives. There are some problems ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

By Chloe and Alexandra

A guide for journos interviewing survivors of sexual violence.

Indigenous communities in Canada compile their own database on missing and murdered women.

Peggy Olson should be the star of “Masters of Sex.”

“and expected me to be proud of you because you were going to ‘dismantle the system from within’”

New Yorkers: register for “Queer Dreams and Nonprofit Blues.”

What’s with the 2-D depiction of women in movies about sex addiction?

Check out a new approach to sex ed from friend of the site Emma Cohen.

Serbia has cancelled its gay pride parade out of fears of anti-gay rioting.

By Chloe and Alexandra

A guide for journos interviewing survivors of sexual violence.

Indigenous communities in Canada compile their own database on missing and murdered women.

Peggy Olson should be the star of “Masters ...

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