Sex education

Gloria Malone, one of the teen parents behind the No Teen Shame campaign

How a Scrappy Group of Young Moms Transformed the Way We Think About Teen Pregnancy How a Scrappy Group of Young Moms Transformed the Way We Think About Teen Pregnancy

Over a 10-year campaign, they talked back to public health experts, government officials, and even purported allies who were treating them like they were the problem.

May 12, 2023 / Amy Littlefield

Florida Man Trashes the Constitution and History in Pursuit of the White House

Florida Man Trashes the Constitution and History in Pursuit of the White House Florida Man Trashes the Constitution and History in Pursuit of the White House

Thanks to an anemic opposition, Ron DeSantis won reelection by a landslide. But if national Democrats don’t learn from the Florida party's mistakes, the governor could take his cra...

Mar 20, 2023 / Editorial / Chris Lehmann for The Nation

Miss America Protest New Jersey 1968

Man-Made Myths About the Female Body Have Led to Centuries of Bad Sex Man-Made Myths About the Female Body Have Led to Centuries of Bad Sex

The erasure of the clitoris from the study of anatomy is one of the biggest cover-ups in modern history. 

Mar 7, 2019 / Rebecca Gordon

Porn Website

Can These Pornographers End ‘MILFs,’ ‘Teens,’ and ‘Thugs’? Can These Pornographers End ‘MILFs,’ ‘Teens,’ and ‘Thugs’?

Porn may never be the same.

Sep 29, 2016 / Natasha Lennard

DeAndre Levy on the bench

An NFL Player Stands Up to Rape and Gives a Lesson in Consent An NFL Player Stands Up to Rape and Gives a Lesson in Consent

Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy stands up to toxic masculinity and rape culture in professional football.

May 3, 2016 / Dave Zirin

Sorry, Ted Cruz: Women Don’t Want Your ‘Rubbers’

Sorry, Ted Cruz: Women Don’t Want Your ‘Rubbers’ Sorry, Ted Cruz: Women Don’t Want Your ‘Rubbers’

Trying to combat the notion of a GOP “war on women,” Cruz explains the backwards thinking that’s behind it.

Dec 2, 2015 / Joan Walsh

‘Masturbation Will Lead to Homosexuality’: China’s LGBT Sex-Ed Problem

‘Masturbation Will Lead to Homosexuality’: China’s LGBT Sex-Ed Problem ‘Masturbation Will Lead to Homosexuality’: China’s LGBT Sex-Ed Problem

When it comes to the birds and the bees, LGBT Chinese students remain in the dark.

Apr 2, 2015 / Cole Delbyck

Putting Teen Pregnancy in Perspective Putting Teen Pregnancy in Perspective

The media love reporting on year-to-year fluctations in the American teen birth rate. Less attention is paid to the fact that teen pregnancy is exponentially more common in the Uni...

Nov 18, 2011 / Blog / Dana Goldstein

A Reality Check on Teen Sex A Reality Check on Teen Sex

New York City’s new sex ed curriculum is based on real evidence: very young teens are having sex, and need to know how to stay safe.

Oct 26, 2011 / Blog / Dana Goldstein

It’s Detention Time for Sex Education Teachers It’s Detention Time for Sex Education Teachers

Is sex education a crime? A Wisconsin District Attorney is warning teachers to stop teaching sexual education or they'll face prosecution and possible time in jail.

Apr 30, 2010 / StudentNation / Clarissa A. León

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