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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 ...

Israel’s theocratic sex-ed problem

In an age of religious strife and division, it is truly heart-warming to how organized religions, regardless of their denomination, can share in the wonderful tradition of undermining science and education. As many know, the Christian religious right frequently rears its head to oppose teaching things like evolution, or the Age of Enlightenment, or how not to get pregnant, or how not to get an STI. But did you know Jews do it too? Well, now you do.

The Israeli Ministry of education, in an extremely pro-education move, has asked text book publishers to remove chapters on little not-so-importanty things like human reproduction, safe sex and contraception from science textbooks used in state religious junior high ...

In an age of religious strife and division, it is truly heart-warming to how organized religions, regardless of their denomination, can share in the wonderful tradition of undermining science and education. As many know, the Christian ...

Watch: “20 Condoms” for repro justice

The Oakland-based reproductive justice group Forward Together has released an awesome mini-remix of Macklemore’s hit “Thriftshop.” The great video advocates for safe, protected sex and frequent STI tests without any of the preachiness or scaremongering I remember from my middle school sex ed days/that scene in Mean Girls. Check out the video below (transcript after the jump), and tell us in the comments: what other youth-driven repro justice art should we know about?

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The Oakland-based reproductive justice group Forward Together has released an awesome mini-remix of Macklemore’s hit “Thriftshop.” The great video advocates for safe, protected sex and frequent STI tests without any of the preachiness or scaremongering ...

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