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The Wednesday Weigh-In: How can we give young people better sex education?

TweetThis morning the Guardian hosted a kick-ass live panel discussion with technical experts, advocates, teachers, writers, and more (see details below) to talk about one thing: how can we give young people better sex education? This is a topic that comes up all the time on the blog because it is SO connected to, well, [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet   A useful infographic on what the Supreme Court decisions on marriage equality will mean in real life. LinkUp aims to teach girls, not just adult women, about sexual and reproductive health and rights. Are we still seriously talking about why people hate Anne Hathaway? Gender-based violence also harms economic development. Duh. How to [...]
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Under GOP pressure, University of Tennessee yanks funding for LGBT-friendly Sex Week

TweetTennessee is not known for being a sex-positive state. Many school systems choose, in fact, to outsource their high school “sex ed” to vaguely religious abstinence-only programs like Just Wait. We were revealed as one of the most hostile states to LGBT students when state senator Stacey Campfield of Knoxville expressed his support of the [...]
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Quick Hit: Teen sex educator in Mumbai breaking taboos and saving lives

TweetThis profile of 16-year-old sex educator Aparna Bhola warmed my heart and reminded me of all the incredible work being done by young people around the world to educate, inform, and break taboos in the name of social change. “There’s nothing to giggle or be shy about; there’s no shame in it. It’s important for [...]
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CLPP 2012: Our Bodies are Beautiful, Our Bodies are Political

TweetWhat do a teenaged sex ed advocate, the executive director of an FGM advocacy organization, and a self-identified fat writer and activist have in common? More than first meets the eye, I learned at the 2012 CLPP Conference. They are all activists advancing sexual freedom and challenged media culture by sharing stories and building community. [...]
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