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

This 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, everything we write about. Reproductive health, fighting sexual assault, building consent culture, battling gender essentialism and more can all be traced to one thing: comprehensive, age appropriate, positively framed sexuality education!  That’s why we spend so much time shouting from the rooftops about sex ed:  defining what good sex education actually looks like and how to transform current programs into even more useful ...

This 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 ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

 

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 create a perfect wife. Whaaaaaaaaat.

Women boost the economy. Double duh.

Arianna Huffington concern-trolls Hillary Clinton.

Two new studies look at how sexism hurts female candidates.

Sex ed in NYC public schools is banned in buildings owned by the Catholic Church.

 

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 ...

Quick Hit: Teen sex educator in Mumbai breaking taboos and saving lives

This 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 us to learn about these things. Be totally bindaas (carefree) and ask me questions,” says Aparna Bhola, with a wide smile.

It’s a hot Sunday afternoon, but the stifling Mumbai summer air does nothing to curb the enthusiasm of the girls surrounding her. Aparna, a spunky 16-year-old, is in the midst of giving a group of her peers a candid sex-education class, and today’s topic is ...

This 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 ...

CLPP 2012: Our Bodies are Beautiful, Our Bodies are Political

What 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. They are all engaging in activism that is multi-generational and transnational, and that has created vibrant fat communities and communities of color, redefining sexy and demanding bodily autonomy.

Speakers at the “Our Bodies are Beautiful, Our Bodies are Political” panel included: Sabrina Andrus, Sanaz Shaghaghi, Zeinab Eyega, MSc, and Andrea Dre Domingue.

Sanaz spoke first.

“What is radical sex ed?” she asks. “It’s young women talking about loving ...

What 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. ...

Governor Walker repeals equal pay, bans abortion coverage, mandates abstinence

Wisconsin Governor (R-surprise!) Scott Walker is a true Renaissance Man of Asshatery. He must be commended for his hard work, consistency and brazen bigotry in targeting not just workers‘ rights, not just reproductive rights, but even pay equity! Thursday, Walker passed over 50 bills   but announced them Friday afternoon before the holiday weekend, so they would get less attention. Among the bills was

a bill banning abortion coverage in policies obtained through a health insurance exchange, which will be created in 2014. a bill requiring doctors to consult and examine a woman seeking abortion privately, away from her friends and family, and to make sure she isn’t being pressured into having an abortion. a bill requiring sex-ed teachers ...

Wisconsin Governor (R-surprise!) Scott Walker is a true Renaissance Man of Asshatery. He must be commended for his hard work, consistency and brazen bigotry in targeting not just workers‘ rights, not just reproductive rights, but ...

Yet another study says abortion doesn’t pose a mental health risk

Anti-choice activists, I hope you’re sitting down. It turns out that, contrary to your wishful thinking, having an abortion does not increase the chances a woman* will suffer mental health issues.

Of course, some of you anti-choicers won’t be convinced by this evidence because it was done by scientists, which you’ll find sketchy. But just so you know, a study, commissioned by the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, part of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK and funded by the England’s Department of Health, reviewed 44 studies from 1990-2011 on the relationship between abortion and mental health and concluded,

“The best current evidence suggests that it makes no difference to a woman’s mental health whether she chooses to ...

Anti-choice activists, I hope you’re sitting down. It turns out that, contrary to your wishful thinking, having an abortion does not increase the chances a woman* will suffer mental health issues.

Of course, some of you ...

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