The new film Let’s Talk About Sex was created with the intention of sparking public dialogue about and family communication on teen sex and sexuality issues. Here’s my take on whether the film is giving the right message to the right audiences.
Shame and fear about sexuality–perpetuated ironically by the same parents who were themselves sexually active as teens–are linked to sexual irresponsibility, teenage pregnancy and STD transmission. Can we break the cycle?
Campus rape continues to be a widespread problem exacerbated by shame, secrecy, and victim-blaming. Efforts to curb rape on campus include mandatory education programs and student-led initiatives like Men Against Rape.