Posts tagged "sex ed"

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.

Robyn Pennacchia | October 22, 2015 - 1:00 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 10, 2015 - 9:30 am

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.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 3, 2015 - 4:30 pm

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.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 30, 2015 - 6:30 pm

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.

Robyn Pennacchia | April 16, 2015 - 5:30 pm

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 9, 2015 - 5:30 pm

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

Robyn Pennacchia | January 23, 2015 - 4:00 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 12, 2014 - 5:30 pm

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…

Katie Oldenburg | November 5, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 16, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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,…

Katie Oldenburg | October 15, 2014 - 9:30 am

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…

Avital Norman Nathman | August 12, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 4, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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,…

Claire Hannum | March 4, 2014 - 1:20 pm

Kansas School Removes Sex Ed Poster Because It’s About Sex

Incredible news, everyone! A “concerned parent” in Kansas just discovered something groundbreaking: if you hide the suggestion of sexual activity from 13-year-olds entirely, it will prevent them from engaging in…

Jessica Wakeman | January 21, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Oops: Porn Filters Are Also Blocking Sex Ed Advice

Research has shown that online filters, which seek to keep pornography and other age-inappropriate content hidden from children, are also blocking out totally legitimate sexual education advice. And probably…

Jessica Wakeman | December 30, 2013 - 6:30 pm

This UK High School Is Adding “How To Treat Women” To Its Sex Ed Program

In a first of its kind program, Chase High School in the UK is implementing a “life skills” mentorship program for their students, with the hope of boosting self-confidence, providing…

Ami Angelowicz | December 17, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Let’s Discuss Sex With Our Kids

In the back of my mind, I’ve always felt that if I wasn’t in my current profession, I would absolutely love to be a sex health educator.


Avital Norman Nathman | November 14, 2013 - 2:00 pm

10 Things Everyone Should Learn In Sex Ed

Hold onto your pearls, pearl-clutchers. Oklahoma’s Tulsa School District has just announced plans to implement an unprecedented sex education policy. Cities like Boston,  NYC, San Francisco and Los Angeles are already teaching…

Phylisa Wisdom | September 11, 2013 - 9:00 am
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