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Sex ed in the news 

Round-up from 27/10 to 3/11/17

Categories covered:

 

BODY IMAGE

PERIODS / VAGINAS / VULVAS

CONSENT / DESIRE

MEN AND MASCULINITY

PORN

SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT

FEMINISM / SEXISM

SEX / SEX EDUCATION

GENDER / DIVERSITY

SEXUAL HEALTH / MENTAL HEALTH

THE GOVERNMENT ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS / RSE / PSHE

BODY IMAGE 

Young girls are avoiding social situations because of low self-esteem – from 6/10/17
https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/latest-news/2017/40/rachael-sigee-on-dove-report-and-girls-self-esteem

 

Cate Blanchett's words are true but they really shouldn't need to be said – interestingly URL reads: Cate Blanchett: "Dressing sexy doesn't mean we want sex"
https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/fashion-news/2017/43/laura-craik-on-cate-blanchett-dressing-sexy-doesnt-mean-we-want-sex?

 

Anne Robinson on her abortion "black doom" – from 11/10/17

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41565851

 

"Being average looking has made me happier in life and love"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/average-looking-has-made-happier-life-love/

 

Sexism: adaptable to the 21st century – a powerful blog post from a young woman about boys at school ranking girls' prettiness/desirability

http://www.sparkmovement.org/2017/11/01/sexism-adaptable-to-the-21st-century/

 

 

PERIODS / VAGINAS / VULVAS

 

Artist with endometriosis channels "desperation" into striking portraits to raise awareness

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/artist-with-endometriosis-channels-desperation-into-striking-portraits-to-raise-awareness_uk_59ef12fde4b03535fa93baa7?

 

"Enjoy menstruation, even on the subway": Stockholm art sparks row – (but I ask: what do we do to protect viewers from salacious, demeaning adverts of women in the subway – don't we have a right not to be accosted by those too?) 

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/nov/02/enjoy-menstruation-subway-stockholm-art-row-liv-stromquist

 

14 totally normal signs your period is coming – from 6/3/17 on Betty

https://www.betty.me/periods/signs-your-period-is-coming/#sthash.Sy38wDrV.dpbs

 

Did you get a cake for your first period?
https://medium.com/s/bloody-hell/did-you-get-a-cake-for-your-first-period-46759768adae

 

Fighting taboos – from 5/10/17 – UK stats about periods and how pharmacies can play a part in changing feelings/stigmas/attitudes about periods

http://www.tmmagazine.co.uk/fighting-taboos

 

Men must accept vaginas should smell as women use dangerous methods to "cleanse" themselves, warns gynecologist

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/men-vaginas-smell-women-clean-vicks-vapor-rub-genitals-healthy-douche-gynecologist-a8029611.html

AND: • Doctor dumped boyfriend because he criticised the smell of her vagina – and wants other women to follow suit
https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/4812690/dumped-boyfriend-vagina/

AND: • Please don't put Vicks Vaporub in your vagina, we beg of you
http://www.mommyish.com/vicks-vaporub-in-your-vagina/
AND: • Vaginal Vicks VaopRub, oh my God people just don't – the doctor's original post (disclaimer: that's her spelling of VapoRub in the title)

https://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/vaginal-vicks-vaoprub-oh-my-god-people-just-dont/

 

 

CONSENT / DESIRE

 

The spark: sex in long-term relationships – interview series on Woman's Hour (BBC Radio 4) – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05llfmx 

1) Lack of desire 

2) How sex changes after motherhood
3) Wanting a more satisfying sex life and to be freer to have passion/lust again 

4) Effect of partner's medication/low mood on sex life

5) Couples therapist Esther Perel gives advice – 44 minutes on 3/11/17 (starts at 00:32) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09bxkhp

AND advice from Esther Perel plus excerpts from the interviews: • Seven things we're getting wrong about sex in long-term relationships
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4JBgc9vlh5wkDpVM5VJJG9k/seven-things-were-getting-wrong-about-sex-in-long-term-relationships

One in four is too many! #metoo #howiwillchange – from Pornhub Sexual Wellness Center

https://www.pornhub.com/sex/one-in-four-is-too-many-metoo-howiwillchange/

 

What to know before having sex for the first time – from 10/8/16

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/what-to-know-about-losing-virginity?

 

Harvey Weinstein and the economics of consent
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/10/harvey-weinstein-and-the-economics-of-consent/543618/

 

Looking sexy doesn't men women want to have sex, says Cate Blanchett

https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/fashion-news/2017/43/cate-blanchett-looking-sexy-doesnt-mean-women-want-sex

 

 

MEN AND MASCULINITY

 

Yanis Varoufakis: I was missing my daughter so badly – about his book Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/oct/28/yanis-varoufakis-i-was-missing-my-daughter-so-badly

 

What rape culture says about masculinity

https://theconversation.com/what-rape-culture-says-about-masculinity-85513

 

Toxic masculinity is everywhere. It's up to us men to fix this

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/23/toxic-masculinity-men-privilege-emotions-rizzle-kicks

 

Gordon Brown: "I didn't show enough emotion to win the 2010 election" – interestingly the URL reads: "I wasn't touchy-feely enough for today's politics"

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/30/gordon-brown-i-wasnt-touchy-feely-enough-for-todays-politics

 

The voices of Weinstein's accusers have torn the fabric of patriarchy
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/14/sexual-assault-report-women-culture-of-silence

 

Women and men are speaking out about abuse – is this the end of the patriarchy?

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/oct/30/speaking-out-abuse-end-patriarchy-weinstein-allegations-sexual-abuse

 

Hollywood actors speak of "rampant" problem of male abusers targeting men

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/31/hollywood-male-abusers-boys-gay-men-kevin-spacey

 

Who's Who study sheds new light on power of old boy network

https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/oct/30/whos-who-study-sheds-new-light-on-power-of-old-boy-network

 

I hate men

https://www.thecut.com/2017/11/ask-polly-i-hate-men.html?

 

 

PORN

 

It's officially #NoPornovember! Global fight for love – #NPN17 – From Fight The New Drug

http://fightthenewdrug.org/nopornovember/

 

"Horrifying" number of men view child sex abuse images online, police warn
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/child-sex-abuse-images-video-online-men-uk-police-pornography-west-midlands-home-affairs-committee-a8019201.html

 

How did Pornhub become synonymous with porn? – from 22/6/17

http://www.thedebrief.co.uk/sex/sex-stories/pornhub-20170667544

 

The end of pornography – from 28/9/17 on upcoming podcast series The Butterfly Effect by Jon Ronson 

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2017/09/jon_ronson_s_podcast_series_the_butterfly_effect_reviewed.html

 

Young people may watch lots of porn but they wish they didn't – from 2015

http://www.thedebrief.co.uk/news/real-life/young-people-may-watch-lots-of-porn-but-they-wish-they-didn-t-20140816731#.VBGKBqj0p-Q

 

Porn is now part of everyday life, say teenagers – from 19/8/14 – interestingly the URL reads "Most young people agree that porn creates unrealistic views of sex they still admit to watching it"
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/most-young-people-agree-that-porn-creates-unrealistic-views-of-sex-but-they-still-admit-watching-it-9679160.html

 

How much porn is too much porn? – from 21/9/17
https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/mb7gd3/how-much-porn-is-too-much-porn

 

How Dan Savage's Hump! festival uses porn to create empathy 
http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2017/10/26/dan_savage_s_hump_porn_film_festival_merges_erotics_and_empathy.html

 

These women want to masturbate, just not to mainstream porn
https://zine.talktabu.com/these-women-want-to-masturbate-just-not-to-mainstream-porn-68e5ce1c59a3

SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT

 

"Ask for Angela" initiative launched – scheme from 22/3/17 for people feeling unsafe/wanting to get away in a pub, bar etc to "discreetly" approach staff and be helped to leave – only now have I come across this, via a poster in a theatre toilet stall…

http://news.met.police.uk/news/ask-for-angela-initiative-launched-229468

 

London universities team up with women's services to tackle sexual assault on campus

https://www.shevolutionuk.com/london-universities-team-womens-services-tackle-sexual-assault-campus/

 

Sheffield uni students wore "Rape is a myth" T-shirts to freshers' pub crawl – from 12/10/17

http://www.thedebrief.co.uk/news/real-life/sheffield-uni-students-wore-rape-is-a-myth-t-shirts-to-freshers-pub-crawl-20171068481

 

"Half of women" sexually harassed at work, says BBC study

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41741615

 

#MeToo campaign brings conversation of rape to the mainstream

https://theconversation.com/metoo-campaign-brings-conversation-of-rape-to-the-mainstream-85875

 

#MeToo is here to stay. We must challenge all men about sexual harassment
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/oct/28/metoo-hashtag-sexual-harassment-violence-challenge-campaign-women-men

Refusing Weinstein's hush money, Rose McGowan calls out Hollywood

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/28/us/rose-mcgowan-harvey-weinstein.html?smid=tw-share

 

Weinstein sex accusations show the power of social media and the limits of shame in our celebrity-driven world

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-ca-shame-perspective-20171027-story.html?

 

James Corden, women can joke about sexual assault but you can't – and this is why

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/james-corden-harvey-weinstein-women-can-joke-but-you-cant-a8002926.html

 

Michael Gove on Weinstein: beyond a joke – blog post from EVAW, End Violence Against Women
http://www.evaw.org.uk/michael-gove-on-weinstein-beyond-a-joke/

AND: • Gove sparks outcry for Weinstein joke that "trivialises sexual assault" – includes 30-second segment of the Today programme
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/28/michael-gove-apologises-clumsy-harvey-weinstein-joke-today-show

 

Sarah Polley: The men you meet making movies

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/14/opinion/sunday/harvey-weinstein-sarah-polley.html

 

We asked Veronica Mars fans why we need a reboot. "Men are trash," they said

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/xwaypk/we-asked-veronica-mars-fans-why-we-need-a-reboot-men-are-trash-they-said?

 

A year on from Trump's pussy grab, nothing has changed

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/oct/29/a-year-on-from-trumps-pussy-grab-nothing-has-changed

AND: • The Trump revelations show how much women are expected to ignore – from 16/10/16
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/oct/16/the-trump-revelations-show-how-much-women-are-expected-to-ignore

 

Lupita Nyong'o: Speaking out about Harvey Weinstein

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/19/opinion/lupita-nyongo-harvey-weinstein.html

 

My encounter with Harvey Weinstein and what it tell us about trauma

https://acestoohigh.com/2017/10/09/my-encounter-with-harvey-weinstein-and-what-it-tells-us-about-trauma/

 

Congress has its own sexual harassment problem

https://splinternews.com/congress-has-its-own-sexual-harassment-problem-1819779198?

 

Theresa May to crack down as sex harassment allegations grow – interestingly published under the section Women In Politics

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/29/theresa-may-to-crack-down-as-sex-harassment-allegations-grow

 

Women MPs outnumber men during Commons sex harassment debate

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/women-mps-outnumber-men-during-sex-harassment-debate_uk_59f77941e4b09b5c2568457b

 

More than 150 sign letter denouncing sexual harassment in art world

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/30/more-than-150-sign-letter-denouncing-sexual-harassment-in-art-world

AND: • The letter: We'll stay silent no more over sexual harassment in the art world

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/30/well-stay-silent-no-more-over-sexual-harassment-in-the-art-world

 

Corey Feldman launches campaign for film to expose Hollywood pedophiles

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/corey-feldman-wants-to-expose-hollywood-pedophiles-in-doc-w510210

 

Complicity in the sexual abuse of women is built in to the heart of our politics

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/30/complicity-sexual-abuse-women-built-heart-politics

 

Anne Robinson says she is in "despair" over "fragile" modern women who are "unable to deal" with sexual harassment in the work place

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/30/anne-robinson-says-despair-fragile-modern-women-unable-deal/

 

"Pack of hyenas": how Harvey Weinstein's power fuelled a culture of enablers
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/oct/13/harvey-weinstein-allegations-hollywood-enablers

 

Warning my students about a lecture on assault does not make them snowflakes

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/31/shakespeare-trigger-warning-students-snowflakes-cambridge-university-sexual-abuse-victims

 

The victims of sexual abuse are the only voices that matter

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/31/victims-sexual-abuse-only-voices-matter-women

 

Oxfam says it has sacked 22 staff in a year over sexual abuse allegations

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/31/oxfam-says-it-has-sacked-22-staff-in-a-year-over-sexual-abuse-allegations

 

The infantilising term "sex pest" disguises the horror of harassment and assault

https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/opinion/2017/44/marisa-bate-on-sex-pest-undermining-crimes-against-women?

 

Why don't women speak out about harassment? The answer is in today's papers

https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/opinion/2017/44/kat-lister-on-kate-maltby-daily-mail?

 

John Humphrys criticised for suggesting Westminster abuse allegations are "going too far"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/01/john-humphrys-criticised-suggesting-westminster-abuse-allegations/

 

The notion of  the sexual harassment "grey area" is dishonest – and dangerous
https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/politics/2017/44/gaby-hinsliff-on-grey-areas-politics-harassment?

 

Westminster's sexual assault allegations are already being minimised – here's how

https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2017/nov/01/westminster-sexual-assault-allegations-already-being-minimised

 

May urged to end "locker room culture" after Fallon resignation

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/02/may-urged-to-end-locker-room-culture-after-fallon-resignation

 

Westminster is infected with a chronic imbalance of power

https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/politics/2017/44/marisa-bate-on-the-chronic-power-imbalance-in-westminster

 

It's time to put an end to websites like Sexy MP

https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/opinion/2017/44/emily-baker-on-sexy-mp-website

 

When it comes to harassment, we're damned if we do, damned if we don't
https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/opinion/2017/44/daisy-buchanan-on-sexual-harassment-and-women-speaking-up

 

Dustin Hoffman sexually harassed me when I was 17 (guest column)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/dustin-hoffman-sexually-harassed-me-i-was-17-guest-column-1053466

 

How to be a good friend to a sexual assault survivor – from Teen Vogue

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/best-friend-sexual-assault-survivor?

 

For some men, rape just isn't a big deal
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/02/men-rape-isnt-big-deal

 

These beauty pageant contestants gave out facts about women's rights as their measurements – interestingly the URL reads Miss Peru 2018 was the most woke beauty pageant of all time
https://www.buzzfeed.com/karlazabludovsky/miss-peru-2018-was-the-most-woke-beauty-pageant-of-all-time?

AND: • These Miss Peru contestants give a whole new meaning to vital statistics

https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/latest-news/2017/44/miss-peru-beauty-pageant-protest-gender-violence

AND: • Miss Peru pageant turns into gender violence protest

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-41827062

 

 

FEMINISM / SEXISM

 

Rose McGowan delivers fiery speech at inaugural Women's Convention: It's time to rise – includes 5-minute video of the speech

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-entertainment-news-updates-rose-mcgowan-speech-womens-convention-1509125306-htmlstory.html

 

Our national narratives are still being shaped by lecherous, powerful men

https://www.thecut.com/2017/10/halperin-wieseltier-weinstein-powerful-lecherous-men.html?

 

Louis CK's new film trailer makes for uncomfortable viewing post-Weinstein

https://www.the-pool.com/arts-culture/film/2017/43/rachael-sigee-on-louis-ck-i-love-you-daddy

 

The real problem with the term "witch hunt" when it's used by Woody Allen

https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/opinion/2017/42/kuba-shand-baptiste-on-the-problem-with-woody-allen-and-the-term-witch-hunt

 

Yes, this is a witch hunt. I'm a witch and I'm hunting you

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/opinion/columnists/weinstein-harassment-witchunt.html

 

Saudi Arabia accused of giving a female robot more rights than women
https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/qv3k7m/saudi-arabia-accused-of-giving-a-female-robot-more-rights-than-women?

 

Sexism programmed into bots like Siri? Yeah, it's true – from 22/3/17

https://ravishly.com/2017/03/22/sexism-programmed-bots-siri-yeah-its-true

 

Rebecca Solnit: if I were a man

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/aug/26/rebecca-solnit-if-i-were-a-man

AND: • Meet Rebecca Solnit, the woman who predicted #MeToo

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/meet-rebecca-solnit-woman-predicted-metoo/

 

"You can't live without it": girls' rights in the digital world – report from Plan International UK / Because I'm A Girl campaign

https://plan-uk.org/file/you-cant-live-without-it-girls-rights-in-the-digital-worldpdf/download?token=eiKTHg0-

 

As sexual harassment allegations swirl, Theresa May looks decidedly unfeminist

https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/politics/2017/44/gaby-hinsliff-on-sexual-harassment-in-westminster?

 

 

SEX / SEX EDUCATION

 

The 10 most googled questions about sex answered

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/love-sex/sex/a12481884/most-googled-sex-questions-answered/

 

We need compulsory sex education in primary schools to tackle child-on-child abuse

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/education/2017/10/we-need-compulsory-sex-education-primary-schools-tackle-child-child-abuse

 

Teachers have to hide the truth about sex and it's screwing us over – from 29/8/17 – an American view of the Dutch model

https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/zmm8yx/teachers-have-to-hide-the-truth-about-sex-and-its-screwing-us-over

 

 

GENDER / DIVERSITY

 

Photographer: "Wild girls should be allowed to be wild" – interview from 6/3/17 with Strong Is The New Pretty photographer/author Kate Parker 

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/06/health/strong-is-the-new-pretty-kate-t-parker-book-parenting/index.html

AND: • Strong Is The New Pretty photographer Kate Parker's website

https://katetparker.com/

 

Bye, bye Barbie: giving my son dolls that look like actual people

https://ravishly.com/giving-my-son-dolls


Princes, princesses, knights and nurses: talking about gender and identity
https://goodmenproject.com/families/princes-princesses-knights-and-nurses-talking-about-gender-and-identity-cmtt/

 

After 42 years of sex discrimination laws, why force schoolgirls to wear skirts?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/03/sex-discrimination-schoolgirls-skirts-girls-trousers-equality-act-2010?

 

To see more women in science, deal with test-taking anxiety in girls

https://qz.com/1109075/the-lack-of-women-in-science-is-down-to-test-taking-anxiety-in-girls/

 

March of the Mummies: a Halloween protest to help working mothers
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/womens-blog/2017/oct/27/march-mummies-halloween-protest-working-mothers-pregnant-then-screwed

AND: • The day the mummies marched for the right to procreate *and* work
https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/latest-news/2017/44/robyn-wilder-on-march-of-the-mummies

 

If you've ever made a fat joke, Fattitude is the documentary for you

http://observer.com/2017/10/fattitude-documentary/

 

Does Cambridge University need to widen a "whitewashed" reading list?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41749939

 

The reality of whiteness and justice for all – from America but with good points

https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/reality-whiteness-justice-rich-lbkr/

 

Meghan Markle: I'm more than an "other" – from 22/12/16

http://www.elleuk.com/life-and-culture/news/a26855/more-than-an-other/

 

Transgender girl says it was change sex or die
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-41581804

 

Kevin Spacey criticised over link between abuse and homosexuality

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/oct/30/kevin-spacey-criticised-over-link-between-abuse-and-homosexuality

 

How dare you, Kevin Spacey? You fuelled a vicious lie about gay men

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/30/kevin-spacey-vicious-lie-gay-men-accusation-attempted-sexual-assault

 

 

SEXUAL HEALTH / MENTAL HEALTH

 

Quick survey about people's needs when it comes to sexual health services:

https://testingtestingsti.typeform.com/to/q52kpH

All information will be treated confidentially and anonymously – you don't even have to leave your name if you don't want to. Contact leanne.c.ford.adaslist@members.mobilize.io with any questions

 

Mental health research: what 12 million conversations can teach us – report from Ditch the Label
https://www.ditchthelabel.org/research-papers/mental-health-research/?

 

Mental health misconceptions that bloggers want you to know about
https://www.ditchthelabel.org/mental-health-misconceptions/?

 

Sign up for free to the Children’s Screen Time Action Network – an initiative of the Campaign for A Commercial Free Childhood
We’ve heard from countless teachers, pediatricians, librarians, psychologists, early childhood professionals, and other practitioners who see every day how screens [and spending too much time with digital devices] are interfering with kids’ healthy development. They’re ready to move beyond diagnosing the problem and start working together to create solutions.


We built the Children’s Screen Time Action Network with and for these professionals. Guided by an Advisory Board of child development experts, Network members will share resources and best practices, engage in professional development, and strategize together on how to best communicate with families. 

 

If you work with children and families and believe that reducing kids’ screen time is both necessary and possible, the Action Network is for you. And if you don’t work professionally with children but still want to help others unplug, you can join too. Membership is free.

https://screentimenetwork.org/membership/become-a-member

 

 

THE GOVERNMENT ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS / RSE / PSHE

 

Debate on sexual harassment and violence in schools – transcript of debate on 2/11/17 in House of Commons

https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2017-11-02/debates/829E0144-EDE2-47C6-87EE-D3862FFE7F10/SexualHarassmentAndViolenceInSchools

 

 

What is the timetable for a decision on the mandatory introduction of personal, social health and economic education for schools in England? – asked by Liz Twist, Labour, Blaydon on 31/10/17

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2017-10-23.109098.h&s=%22sex+education%22#g109098.r0

 

What is the timetable and the planned commencement date for the consultation on the provision of relationships education? – asked by Stella Creasy, Labour, Walthamstow on 30/10/17

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2017-10-24.109340.h&s=Sex+and+Relationship+Education

 

RSE brought up during debate on sexual harassment in House of Commons on 30/10/17:

Layla Moran Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon

With my teacher hat on, I endorse what has been said about young inexperienced staffers often not knowing their rights, and also the idea that there should be some kind of induction. This House should be leading from the front, and there is something else we can do: ensure that sex and relationship education in schools is finally enacted so we can start to tackle this from the bottom up as well.

Andrea LeadsomLord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons

I share the hon. Lady’s concern that we need to set a good example and be good role models, and we need to do more to protect children and young people. On sex and relationship education, I agree with her up to a point: it is vital that relationship education is put up alongside sex education and the two are taught hand in hand.

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2017-10-30a.578.0&s=Sex+and+Relationship+Education#g595.6

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