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Covering Youth Sexuality: How the Media Can Do Better

“Youth” is just one of many identities we experience during our lives, and stigmatizing or shaming a person because of age fails any social movement fighting against oppression.

“Youth” is just one of many identities we experience during our lives, and stigmatizing or shaming a person because of age fails any social movement fighting against oppression.

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Jane Doe, Trans Women, and the Myth of the Perfect Victim

The question that must be asked, in plain language, is: Do imperfect people deserve death for their imperfection?

The question that must be asked, in plain language, is: Do imperfect people deserve death for their imperfection?

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Want to End Violence Against Women? Don’t Read the Washington Post

A recent Washington Post article put fault for abuse squarely on the shoulders of "women in unhealthy, unsafe relationships [who] often lack the power to demand marriage."

A recent Washington Post article put fault for abuse squarely on the shoulders of “women in unhealthy, unsafe relationships [who] often lack the power to demand marriage,” as if the only thing standing between a belt and a bruised baby is a woman who didn’t ask for a ring hard enough.

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More Companies Speak Out About Twitter Censoring Condom, Sexual Health Info in Ads

Three additional companies have come forward to allege that Twitter censored their ads about condoms or sexual health information.

Since Wednesday morning, when RH Reality Check reported on a condom company that had its account barred from advertising on Twitter, three other companies have come forward to allege that Twitter censored their ads about condoms or sexual health information.

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Twitter Banned My Company From Promoting Safe Condom Use

Twitter's confusing ad policies stifle the promotion of basic, vitally important health products such as condoms.

Twitter’s confusing ad policies stifle the promotion of basic, vitally important health products such as condoms.

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Twitter Bans Company From Advertising Condoms, Citing ‘Adult or Sexual Products’ Policy (Updated)

Citing internal ad policies against "adult or sexual products and services," Twitter said that not just this ad, but Lucky Bloke's entire account, is ineligible to participate in the Twitter ads program.

While Twitter doesn’t technically prohibit condom ads, it does prohibit advertising for unspecified forms of “contraceptives,” which could keep groups from spreading information about sexual health.

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Hashtag Activism and the Lie of ‘Solidarity’

Twitter has come under fire from mainstream journalists and institutional gatekeepers, derided as "toxic" and a "poisonous well." But this opposition to Twitter—to its strengths as a democratizing platform—is as old as media itself.

Twitter has come under fire from mainstream journalists and institutional gatekeepers, derided as “toxic” and a “poisonous well.” But this opposition to Twitter—to its strengths as a democratizing platform—is as old as media itself.

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An Apology for a Facebook Post That Was Transphobic

As many of our readers know, on Monday morning RH Reality Check posted a graphic on our Facebook page that included a link to an article on another website that, as many people rightly pointed out, is transphobic. This should not have happened and I apologize.

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The Ongoing Problem of Racism Against Native Americans

Protesters stand as Christina Fallin's band, Pink Pony, performs.

Recent events coming out of the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion have brought aggression, discrimination, and racism against Native Americans into the limelight again. Nationwide attention was focused most recently on the Fallin family when Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s daughter, Christina Fallin, publicized a questionable photo.

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This Week in Sex: New Research on Sperm and Egg Attraction, Viagra and Skin Cancer, and Facebook and Body Image

Scientists discover how sperm and egg latch on to each other.

This week, we look at several pieces of new research: scientists discovered how sperm and egg latch on to each other, a study suggests that Viagra may cause melanoma, and researchers question whether Facebook makes women feel fat.

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