Tag Archives: sex ed

The dramatic history of American sex-ed films

TweetEd. 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 Media, and Making Contact. This work is part of a Media Consortium collaboration made possible in part by a grant from the Voqal Fund. Read the other stories in the series here and here.  In 1948, in a seventh [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet 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.” Tweet
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Why 27% of Scottish students think No means Yes

TweetA 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. Tweet
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Chart of the Day: Birth control efficacy

TweetSo, 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 [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetBy 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 [...]
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