Tag Archives: sex ed

Israel’s theocratic sex-ed problem

TweetIn 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 [...]
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Watch: “20 Condoms” for repro justice

TweetThe 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 [...]
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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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