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The Pen Versus the Sword: Sex Education Books and Death Threats in Saudi Arabia

47% of fathers in Saudi Arabia find it difficult to answer their children s questions related to sex and about 87% find it embarrassing to answer the questions, and, as a result, they tend to ignore them. Professor Amal Mohammed Banouna In her recent research study of the position of parents and teachers on offering […]

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Sex Education is a Human Right

También en español The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance (Woodhull), named in honor of Victoria Woodhull, joins the public discussion about sex education by framing it in the context of sexual freedom and human rights. Woodhull is a leader in advocacy and activism for sexual freedom, rights, and liberty and also acts as a convener of […]

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Utah legislature passes bill requiring ‘abstinence-only’ sex education — or none at all

(También en Español) News of Note: Utah legislature passes bill requiring ‘abstinence-only’ sex education — or none at all Utah legislature has passed a sex education bill that allows schools to decide whether they will teach students about human sexuality and in the event that they do, requires that it use “abstinence-only instruction materials.” The […]

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Sex Education Gets Directly to Youths, Via Text

(También en Español) News of Note: Sex Education Gets Directly to Youths, via Text – NYTimes.com “While heading to class last year, Stephanie Cisneros, a Denver-area high school junior, was arguing with a friend about ways that sexually transmitted diseasesmight be passed along. Ms. Cisneros knew she could resolve the dispute in class — but not by raising […]

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Dedicated to Education

(También en Español) What are the best ways for us to get information about sexual freedom to our friends, fellow students, neighbors, and co-workers? Have you ever given a presentation, held a class, or even just started up a conversation with someone about sexuality and gender issues that are important to you? Do cultural taboos […]

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Porn Education

(También en Español) Is there such a thing as good porn and bad porn? What about hetero-male-produced porn vs women-, LGBT- amateur-produced porn which is just as enticing? Will universal replete sex ed in our schools change the face of the male-dominated porn industry, which mostly objectifies and exploits women? Leave a comment and let […]

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ETC, New Education and Advocacy Organization for DC Trans Community

If you fall, you get up and try again. If you have the drive, stamina, and dedication of one Ms. Earline Budd you don’t let anyone or anything stand in your way. The legions of trans people and their families that she has served quietly but fiercely for the last 20 years refer to her […]

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Weekend Convo: Intersex and Trans Children Counter Transmisogyny

Misogyny is the objectification, discrimination, and violence and murder against women. Transmisogyny is a particularly virulent type of misogyny that is directed solely at girls and women who currently identify or previously identified as trans. There are two realities that will, over time, undermine this behavior but that will not, sadly, be soon enough to stem the rising tide of violence and […]

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The Miseducation of the Religious Right

by Kevin Dooley Flickr/creative commons

A vivid memory of mine is the night about 10+ years ago when Dan Massey and I concluded that mixed-up Republicans out there were no longer making any attempt to hide their misanthropic adventurism. They were just saying whatever was on the top of their minds and hearts, not caring whether it made any sense, and […]

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Why Is Sex So Important To The Religious Right?

by Lucas Cobb Flickr/creative commons

“The laws regulating people’s sexual behavior originated in the interpretation of the Bible and religious texts by some citizens, providing the rationale for government intrusion in other citizens’ private lives,” wrote Robert Levine. I have long posited that the anti-science, anti-women, anti-LGBT, and xenophobic aggression coming from the religious right springs from something very deep […]

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