Sex education in the UK and US appears to be failing. According to figures collected by the Office for National Statistics, Britain has the highest teen pregnancy rate in western Europe, while the US has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the developed world. Schools in both countries have been criticised for failing to provide basic sex education to pupils, and increasingly young people are looking online for answers. From telling young women how to masturbate, to discussing consent and safe sex, we chat to Sarah about her mission to make Tumblr a more positive place. I had become increasingly curious about feminism and enjoyed binge-watching videos from YouTubers like Laci Green and Dr. Lindsey Doe.
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Two Amazing Year-Olds Are Single-Handedly Changing the Way Teens Learn About Sex
Two year-old girls are proving that youth doesn't equal ignorance with their inspiring, not to mention successful, campaign to amend Ontario's sexual health curriculum. We Give Consent, led by Toronto eighth-graders Tessa Hill and Lia Valente, targeted the Ontario Ministry of Education, requesting that consent education be taught throughout the province in an effort to combat rape culture. The pair launched a Change. We want health education that teaches our peers 'Yes means Yes,'" the petition reads. Apparently, Ontario officials would tend to agree. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that consent would indeed be included in an updated curriculum. This will be a welcome change.
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What are we doing on this visually focused social medium? After the groundbreaking decision by the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage in June, there were bursts of Tumblr posts celebrating the ruling. This is why knowing where to look on Tumblr for a community that will agree with you and challenge you, as well as galvanize people for good, is important. Each of these Tumblrs houses a safe community where individuality can blossom and teenage girls and women alike can come together to discuss concerns:. I wish I had found this site when I first began exploring what it meant to be feminist.