Salon.com posted an article recently about sex-ed, and it’s definitely worth looking in to if you’re interested (or plainly enraged) by the topic.
Here is a very in-depth look at what exactly is happening (or rather, not happening) in the US school systems in regard to sexual education, and why. It highlights the use of abstinence-only programs, and why that can be so very damaging to teens, and anyone else exposed to it.
In yet more drama in the college sexual assault front, Donald Eastman III, president of Eckerd College released a statement advising students on how to not get raped. Needless to say, it was unhelpful, especially because it didn’t address the rapists…
Lucky for us (and their entire school), the student newspaper was having none of his bigoted statement. They issued an incredible respond, which you can read for yourself here. Part of this changing means the students getting involved.