Recent reactions to Miley Cyrus’s evolving persona stem from a media climate that doesn’t know whether to treat teenagers like smaller replicas of grown women to be monitored for dangerous sexuality, or sensitive virgins who need protection.
Abortion is a safe, legal medical procedure, and there is no reason for school health centers not to refer patients to providers if those patients want it.
Toe to Toe, Emily Abt’s independent feminist feature film premiering this week in New York, is one of the most painfully, beautifully accurate looks at being a high school girl I’ve seen in years.
We know, unfortunately, that the younger the intended audience the more likely it is that there will be disagreements over whether they should learn about sex and sexuality at all.
The real goal of abstinence-only programs is not to prevent teen pregnancies or STDs and or even to prevent premarital sex – it’s to make sure that all people get married.
It’s not paranoid to be concerned about pregnancy with sexual activities which can result in pregnancy. It’s not paranoid to worry about pregnancy happening when it isn’t what you want or are ready for.
And now, some positive news about sexual education in Texas.
Sex enters the Harry Potter universe, and the muggles are freaking out.
The best any of us can do is be self-aware in terms of our feelings as well as our needs, limitations, life goals and relationships, and make our sexual choices based on those things as well as sound information.
RH Reality Check’s Laura Janoff spoke to Jessica Valenti about liberal parents, schoolgirl fetishes, and women’s sexuality unleashed.