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There’s nothing like a bit of controversy and current events to kickstart constructive conversation. Seize the day and get talking with your kids about these recent news stories…

Discussing Public Sexual Harassment and Our Streets Now campaign with Gemma & Maya Tutton – 65-minute podcast  Discuss with Hayley Rose Dean (24/6/20)

“Sisters taking action! Make Street Harassment A Criminal Offence In The UK is petition started by Gemma, age 15, and Maya, 21. Listen to this thought-provoking podcast, read more here, watch the 11-minute Channel 4 video and get people you know to help their @OurStreetsNow campaign reach 300,000 signatures by signing here

TALKING POINT Do you change your life to avoid harassment?  Listen to the podcast >

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Bodyform’s new ad breaks a ton of taboos (and we love it)  |  Creative Bloq (1/7/20)

“It’s been uncommon to even see blood in an ad for period products. The WombStories ad – all-women designed – tackles the realities of womanhood includes scenes about period pain, the menopause, miscarriage and birth. It also references female pleasure, which again, is something ad land seems to have mostly forgotten about/ignored. We love pregnancy shown as a garden, the lady in the control room and those raging fires”

TALKING POINT Do you like the ad in terms of style, feelings, daring? Read the article >

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12 celebrities who got real about their periods  |  Cosmopolitan (29/6/20) 

 

Jameela Jamil: ‘I’ve got spots because my period is due.’ Kate Winslet filming Titanic: ‘I said to everyone: if it suddenly looks like Jaws, the film, it’s my fault.’ Jennifer Lawrence: ‘That dress is tight and I’m not going to suck in my uterus.’ Amy Schumer: ‘I‘m wearing Vivienne Westwood, Tom Ford shoes and an OB tampon.’ Dakota Johnson: ‘I can’t get a grip on it. Every month I’m totally scandalised about what happens to my body & brain’”
 

TALKING POINT Is it more comfortable talking about periods now?  Read the article >

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20 LGBTQ+ TV & Movie Characters Who Helped Define the Millennium  |  StyleCaster (27/6/20)

“Representation of LGBT+ characters on TV & film has come a long way since the first same-sex onscreen kiss in 1927. There’s still a long way to go in terms of representation in the media. Straight characters & heterosexual relationships outnumber their LGBT+ counterparts by far, and there’s still the issue of non-LGBT+ actors playing LGBT+ roles”

TALKING POINT Is sexuality the main thing about LGBT+ characters? Read the article >

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New Research Indicates Top-Rated TV Content Created For Boys Reinforces Male Stereotypes  |  Forbes (30/6/20)

“If boys embrace stereotypical messages about what it takes to ‘be a man’ they may be less likely to have close relationships, more likely to have poorer mental health and more likely to use violence later in life. To create a gender-equal, nonviolent future, we need men to model vulnerability, connection and respectful relationships, on- and off-screen”

 

TALKING POINT When and how do boys & girls get these messages?  Read the article >

And finally: to discuss…

We coo at boys when they say they are ‘the best’ at something, but if a girl says the same, she’s told: ‘Don’t be boastful.’ Instead, girls get their praise for being nice and kind. When we’re told these things from a young age, we start believing them. Women are just as good at STEM [science, technology, engineering & maths] subjects as men. But sadly, we don’t seem to believe in ourselves. Is there any wonder? We are told from such a young age that men’s brains are better suited to careers in science and maths and they’re better at these subjects. Women are led to believe we’re better suited to caring, creative roles. It’s total rubbish. Incredibly, girls start believing brilliance is a ‘male trait’ at age six”

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