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Under GOP pressure, University of Tennessee yanks funding for LGBT-friendly Sex Week

TweetTennessee is not known for being a sex-positive state. Many school systems choose, in fact, to outsource their high school “sex ed” to vaguely religious abstinence-only programs like Just Wait. We were revealed as one of the most hostile states to LGBT students when state senator Stacey Campfield of Knoxville expressed his support of the [...]
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Dirty towels get you pregnant: abstinence-only education

Tweet A SYTYCB entry “Later, hear about the woman who told her daughter that dirty towels could get her pregnant to keep her away from boys!” This what what I heard on the radio yesterday afternoon, as I drove home from running errands. I was, of course, appalled. How could a mother spread such preposterous lies? [...]
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Abstinence-only education hurts young women disproportionately

TweetA SYTYCB entry NPR is reporting that although the rate of teen pregnancy in the United States has dropped by nine percent in the past year, our rates are still three times higher than any other developed country. If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably well familiar with issues pertaining to the sometimes puritanical views [...]
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Unconventional sex ed lessons from 50 Shades of Grey

Tweet A SYTYCB entry When I read 50 Shades of Grey last week, I expected to be disappointed and dismayed. However, I was pleasantly surprised. I found the book to be quite a welcome interruption of the dominant script for sex and romance that I see in the media: boy meets girl, boy woos girl, [...]
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On abortion being safe, legal, and rare

TweetI like Hillary Clinton’s oft-quoted stance on abortion — that it should be safe, legal, and rare. But if abortions are going to be safe, then they need to be performed by trained medical professionals. Legislation passed the U.S. House, however, would ban health centers from using federal money to train medical students about how [...]
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