To Protect Our Sons, We Must Destroy Their Innocence: Raising Sons in a Rape Culture World

Do you remember having ‘the talk’ with your parents? “When a mommy and daddy love each other very much they give each other a special kind of hug and….” We all know how the rest of that old tale goes. Families vary it -- some add detail, some get by on euphemisms, some tell the whole thing like an allegory leaving kids lost somewhere between terrified and befuddled -- but for the most part, all parents give the same sex talk to prepare their kids for what is to come. But that was before we understood we lived in a rape culture. ...more
"A culture of misogynist sexualization and violence against women has reshaped that talk in ways ...more
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