Legislation Would Eliminate Funding for Abstinence-Only Programs

Good news for those of us who want to equip students with knowledge that prepares them for life: According to Ms Magazine, legislation introduced by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) will eliminate federal funding for abstinence-only programs if enacted. ...more

oh, i really hope this passes. i understand how conservative parents could be outraged, but i ...more

Gaming for Abstinence or How To Be A Smarter News Viewer

It takes some effort not to get caught up in the emotional aspects of news stories, especially if the topic is important to you. You should know that certain media outlets will do anything and everything to get your attention. It isn’t about truth or informing viewers. It is about gathering viewers for advertising dollars. ...more

Thanks for these valuable tips, Gena. In addition to the holes you've cited in the reporting of ...more

Congressman Souder's AFFAIR with PART TIME worker

OOk, by now you know that the 'family values', 'abstinence only', 'marriage is between a man and a woman' Republican Congressman Mark Souder from Indiana is resigning for having an affair with a staffer, but did you know she was 'PART TIME'?...more

The Resistance: Why Writing About Sex Matters

By telling our stories, we liberate others to do the same. That is the nature of the story. Our voices, in this space, grant permission to others to accept their sexuality, to explore their bodies, to reflect on their own desires and share in their experience. Together, our baby steps carve a direction from isolated ignorance to open discussion, community and learning. ...more

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