sex ed

Oklahoma Creates Sex Ed For An “Abortion-Free Society,” As If American Sex Ed Wasn’t Bad Enough Already

They’ll tell teens that life begins at conception, but won’t tell them what fucking actually is. That has to be confusing. More »


Obama Kills Funding For Wasteful Abstinence-Only Education

Spending money on something that’s been proven not to work is the definition of wasteful. More »


Omaha Lady Insists Sex Ed “Rapes Children Of Innocence”

What a lovely and appropriate choice of words. More »


Purity Obsessed Parents Lose Their Everloving Shit At Meeting On Optional Sex-Ed Class

A meeting on comprehensive sex-ed in Omaha descended into violence and chaos. More »


John Oliver, Nick Offerman & Laverne Cox Have Made The Best Sex Ed Video Ever

John Oliver addressed our country’s appalling sex ed standards on the latest “Last Week Tonight,” including and especially the dangers of abstinence-only education. He points out that not only are abstinence-only sex ed programs ineffective to the point that it would be better to not be educated on sex at all than to be educated… More »


Republicans Will Vote On Resolution About The Terrors Of Pro-Gay Sex Education

The Republican National Committee’s 2016 meeting in Cleveland will include a vote on two pretty outrageous but nonetheless unsurprising anti-gay resolutions, and one mildly not anti-gay resolution as a bonus.

The first of the two anti-gay resolutions was introduced by Dave Agema, a Michigan State House representative who has posted Islamophobic Facebook updates,… More »


The Girl Scouts Turned Down $100,000 From A Transphobic Donor

Plus, some Canadian grandparents think that comprehensive sex education will “rape” their grandkids’ childhoods – their words, not mine. More »


Badass Mom Livetweets Her Son’s Absurd Abstinence Only Class

Wednesday morning, Alice Dreger, a professor at Northwestern medical school, decided to sit in on her son’s abstinence-only sex education class to see what garbage they were feeding her child. It weren’t pretty, I’ll tell you that much. Dreger ended up live-tweeting the whole mess–which, unsurprisingly, was filled with a lot of “if you have… More »


Chicago’s First Manslaughter Trial Against A Police Officer In 15 Years Starts Today

The trial of a police officer for manslaughter begins today in Chicago, the first in the last 15 years of the city’s history. Officer Dante Servin shot Rekia Boyd, an unarmed Black woman, with an unregistered semiautomatic handgun while off-duty in March 2012. More »


Mississippi Bans Sex-Ed Condom Demos, But This Teacher Found A Clever Way Around That

Mississippi, one of the states that prefers abstinence education to comprehensive sex-ed, still believes that the best way to get teenagers to not get pregnant is to simply tell them to not have sex. They apparently feel that it is especially helpful to not teach students about condoms and birth control, because surely, if they… More »


Michael Brown’s Parents Spoke To The UN About Justice In Ferguson

Michael Brown’s parents gave a statement to the UN about the need for justice in Ferguson, Missouri. [The Root]
Jeff Osborne isn’t sorry for the Nazi imagery in his lyrical video for Nicki Minaj’s “Only,” because the First Amendment will die if he can’t be offensive. [Business Insider]
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A List Of Suggested Workshops For “Sex Week” At Harvard (And Other Colleges)

This week, Harvard University is hosting their third annual, controversial “Sex Week,” a “week of programming that is interdisciplinary, thought-provoking, scholastic, innovative and applicable to student experiences in order to promote a holistic understanding of sex and sexuality.” This year, some of the workshops offered include “What What in the Butt: Anal Sex 101,” “Fifty… More »


Oh Thank Goodness, “The Talk” Is Getting Less Awkward For Both Parents And Children

I was glad that my mom and I had exactly the same feelings on having “The Talk”: neither of us wanted to do it, and we were glad that it was over so quickly. I was 11-ish or 12-ish, and my mom casually asked, “We haven’t had The Talk yet, have we?” And I said,… More »


This Mandatory (And Sexist) Sex Ed Workshop Is Why Society Is Moving Backwards

As a modern woman who values her reproductive rights and the education of sexual health, I’m ALL ABOUT today’s young folks taking sex ed classes— but not when they’re sexist, bigoted and alllll sorts of wrong.

A secondary school in Singapore, Hwa Chong Institution, held a mandatory sex education session recently sponsored by… More »


Mommie Dearest: Parents Need To Get Real About Sex Ed

Once upon a time, I was a high school social studies teacher. One of my favorite classes to teach was a college lecture-style current events course. I co-taught it with a handful of my colleagues and we gathered every morning in the school’s auditorium with the entire senior class. Since it was so convenient, administration… More »


Sex Education Textbook Is Too Educational, Fret California Parents

If there’s one thing we gotta be sure about when it comes to sex education textbooks, it’s that they can’t be too sexy. We wouldn’t would impressionable children getting any ideas that sex can be pleasurable, right?! Teachers and parents in Fremont, California, gave input leading to the purchase of Your Health Today, which will… More »


Sex Education In The UK Can Now Address Sexting, Porn

Newly released supplemental updates to the UK’s sexual education guidelines suggest addressing LGBTQ relationships, sexting, and media literacy in regards to pornography. That sounds so … sensible. Meanwhile in America, some kids think yellow Skittles act as birth control. [Nerve]
Meet Lisa Fritsch, a Republican, who is the first Black woman to run… More »


Skittles As Birth Control? Here Are The Craziest Misconceptions Kids Have In Sex Ed

Today, Reddit asked sex ed teachers about the weirdest misconceptions they’ve had to clear up among their students. Uh oh, do we really want to know? Just as we suspected, lots of young people are really uninformed. Like, eating Skittles and doing sit-ups to prevent pregnancy uninformed. Abstinence-only policies can do that to a kid. Read it and weep… More »


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