Tag Archives: Young People

Will the teen mom shaming ever stop?

Tweet May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, which basically means it’s the season for teen mom shaming. And damn if the Candie’s Foundation doesn’t deliver! On May 1 they revealed their new celebrity-endorsed PSAs, which include lots of messages that provide the super useful combo of shame and no actual helpful information whatsoever. I [...]
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New poll finds the majority of women voters consider themselves feminists

TweetI’m sorry, what was that you were saying about how young women are afraid to call themselves feminists these days? A poll commissioned by Ms. conducted just after the election found that 55 percent of women voters and 30 percent of men voters consider themselves feminists. These results are generally 9 points higher than they were in [...]
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Why is the Obama administration endorsing a virginity pledge-based abstinence-only program?

TweetRecently, the Obama administration quietly updated its list of “evidence-based programs” that “met the effectiveness criteria” for preventing teenage pregnancy and are therefore endorsed by the Department of Health and Human Services. This list includes the Heritage Keepers Abstinence Education program. Which is weird because, like basically all abstinence-only programs ever, it doesn’t work. According [...]
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The Academic Feminist: Transforming Sex Education with Mimi Arbeit

TweetWelcome back to The Academic Feminist, the series that bridges the blogging/academic divide by linking discussions in feminist academia to those taking place online. Today’s interviewee is Mimi Arbeit, a doctoral student in Child Development at Tufts University. You can learn more about Arbeit’s work on her blog.  All comments and suggestions for The Academic [...]
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Michele Bachmann’s daughters aren’t allowed to ask boys out

TweetMichele Bachmann didn’t go to her senior prom and she’s determined to ensure that her daughters won’t either. Or, at least, that’s what I gathered from this interview with Sean Hannity about Bachman’s new book. (Listen to the audio here.) BACHMANN: People do find out [in my book] that I did not get asked to [...]
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