Alyssa Milano is the epitome of white feminism, and from her highly privileged platform as a celebrity and as the ACLU’s reproductive justice advocate (omg, why) she decided to respond to Georgia’s draconian abortion ban by purposing a sex strike.
Menstrual stigma can have a wide range of effects on young girls and women and can even influence how we care for our bodies and the products we choose to use. As a young girl I remember learning about the two ways to capture my blood flow: pads or tampons.
Let me start this letter with this: I am so, so sorry to those affected by the abortion bans that have been written into law. As a Canadian, I have the privilege to access an abortion, which I have…twice.
This Just In: Being A Person Is Hard!
As someone who works full-time, goes to university full-time, and volunteers every weekend, stress is a fact of life. This is true for high school students as well. In fact, half of the county’s high school students face a damaging level of stress on a daily basis.
Have you ever been harassed in the street? Received a crass message on a dating app? Had a coworker make a comment about your appearance that just didn’t sit right? You’re not alone. With the #MeToo movement, it’s easy to log onto Twitter or Facebook and see just how many women are victims of sexual harassment.
Let’s be real - many sex education curriculums leave a lot to be desired. In fact, as of 2017, only 24 states (and the District of Columbia) require sex education in schools, and only 13 of those states require sex education to be medically accurate.
It's that time of year when days grow longer and the school year grows shorter. You can see the light at the end of the academic tunnel, but before you sashay your way across the finish line you have one more hurdle to tackle: finals.
As a sex educator, I spend a lot of time helping young people avoid pregnancy. Yay! Understanding the basics of birth control, reproductive health and sexual health are all great foundation blocks for helping you navigate your life.
I have a question for anyone who creates school curricula: why do we teach students to know the difference between a rhombus and a trapezoid, but not how to interpret online marketing messages? Because one of those seems waaaaay more useful to me than the other.
I spent four years researching, studying and writing papers about women’s health: disparities, practices, influences and stereotypes. And what I came to find through my studies is that we cannot move forward in solving women’s health issues if we still cannot discuss periods.
NPR recently published an article titled “Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pills Would be Safe for Teens, Researchers Say.” The title, however, is misleading because the article discusses the accessibility of birth control and only briefly touches on teen birth control usage—and safety.
This post is the second in a series of three where I discuss body literacy. In case you missed the first post, it is where I broke down the definition of body literacy. In this second part of the series, I will discuss why body literacy matters.
This post is the first of three where I will discuss the concept of *body literacy. So, let’s begin with an obvious question about the topic: what is body literacy?
Teen Vogue has been doing a lot of great journalistic work the past few years. Pieces like this one on Donald Trump gaslighting America, this one about post-election stress, and this one about the exorbitant amount Trump’s presidency will cost American taxpayers are helping expose a new generation of young people to politics and feminism.