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Virtual talks, online workshops, at-home activism and campaign contributions: all things sex, relationships, gender, pleasure, consent & bodies on the Outspoken radar right now

ON BALANCE How many novels and plays read by schoolkids aged 11 to 14 are written by women? Very few – but remarkably there’s no published evidence on this. By crowdresearching stats on curriculums for years 7-9, the #EndSexismInSchools campaign is out to redress this gender imbalance. Look at their work in progress, follow @NoSchoolSexism and to help out for 15 to 30 minutes contact them here  

TACKLE PUBERTY TALKS

ORDER the Parents’ Guide To Puberty by cool-as-a-cucumber Cath Hakanson of Sex Ed Rescue for ideas of what to say to your child aged 8 to 16 about their changing body and emotions. Includes 100 questions kids ask. Kindle offer: £1.41. For kids with intellectual disability and autism Cath rates Planet Puberty  from Family Planning NSW…

IMPROVE EDUCATION

ATTEND the online workshop Conceptualizing and Responding To Online Harms In Youth Digital Culture (11.30am-4pm on 7 July) – chaired by sexting expert Dr Emily Setty and featuring sex educator Jonny Hunt, both Outspoken favourites – which will look at creating educational policies that reflect young people’s voices and lived digital experience. Free

UNMASK MASCULINITY

SIGN UP to see The Mask You Live In (stream it from 14-21 June) and for the recorded panel discussion on fatherhood and masculinity (6pm UK time, 10am PT on 17 June). We were inspired by the documentaries The Mask You Live In (2015) and Miss Representation (2011) – they’re  The Representation Project by director Jennifer Siebel Newsom