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Sex ed in the news 

Round-up from 13/10 to 26/10/17

Categories covered:

 

EDUCATION

BODIES

IDENTITY

SEXUAL HARASSMENT / ASSAULT

MASCULINITY

TECHNOLOGY / MEDIA

MENTAL HEALTH

PLEASURE

FEMINISM / GENDER

 

 

EDUCATION

 

PSHE, RSE and Mental Health Survey: have your say before Monday! – for any staff with knowledge of the school's PSHE / RSE – deadline 16/10/17 – from the NAHT (National Association of Head Teachers). The survey aims to gather a large volume of responses and thus make the case more powerfully to the government for the type of support and guidance that schools need on RSE as well as PSHE education and mental health. Findings will inform the NAHT's response to government consultation on RSE guidance, expected to be issued in coming months.
http://www.naht.org.uk/welcome/news-and-media/key-topics/curriculum/pshe-rse-and-mental-health-survey-have-your-say/?

 

New information shows that the incidence of sexual harassment and sexual violence against girls in our schools is increasing – and that is a year after the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry. What more will the Government do to make sure that their policies are working to keep girls and children safe in our schools? – Maria Miller (chair: Women and Equalities Committee) asks Justine Greening (Minister for Women and Equalities Committee and Secretary of State for Education) on 12/10/17

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2017-10-12a.443.1

 

 

 

BODIES

 

Swedish model gets rape threats after ad shows her unshaved legs – (as an aside: whoever at the Guardian uploaded online this – a job I often did on the Observer Magazine – included every single word in the title – including extraneous words like "after", "gets" and "her" – except for the crucial and internet-searchable word "rape")

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/oct/06/swedish-model-gets-threats-after-ad-shows-her-unshaved-legs

AND: • Hairy legs in a fashion advert are good for feminists… aren't they?
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/10/adidas-dove-hairy-legs-beauty-advertising-arvida-bystrom

 

The bald truth about shaving off pubic hair

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/aug/27/the-bald-truth-about-shaving-off-pubic-hair

 

"Body positive" photos do not warrant being fired

https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/opinion/2017/40/rachael-sigee-on-stephanie-arryn-viral-engagement-photos

 

Why periods are the ultimate symbol of female friendship

https://www.the-pool.com/health/wombs-etc/2017/40/lily-peschardt-periods-are-the-ultimate-symbol-of-female-friendship

 

 

IDENTITY

 

Origins – 5-minute film/animation about identity Illustrates the influence of upbringing on beliefs, and how life circumstances, faith and culture shape lives. The theme: "What makes you you?"

https://www.truetube.co.uk/film/origins?tab=teachers_notes

 

Dove apologises for ad showing black woman turning into white one
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/08/dove-apologises-for-ad-showing-black-woman-turning-into-white-one

Top firms given four years to appoint ethnic minority directors
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/oct/12/ftse-100-firms-deadline-ethnic-minority-directors

I'm inspired by Nola Darling in the new She's Gotta Have It trailer
https://themuse.jezebel.com/im-inspired-by-nola-darling-in-the-new-shes-gotta-have-1819406678?

 

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT / ASSAULT

Harvey Weinstein paid off sexual harassment accusers for decades – original piece
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/us/harvey-weinstein-harassment-allegations.html?

AND: • Hollywood is full of creeps – quotes about other predatory men
https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/weinstein-hollywood-open-secret?

AND: • Why the Weinstein sexual-harassment allegations didn't come out until now
https://www.thecut.com/2017/10/why-the-weinstein-sexual-harassment-allegations-came-out-now.html?

AND: • Weinstein's claim of an age of innocence about sexual abuse is pure fiction
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/11/weinstein-age-innocence-sexual-abuse-fiction

AND: • The Guardian view on Harvey Weinstein: a watershed

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/10/the-guardian-view-on-harvey-weinstein-a-watershed

AND: • Actor Terry Crews: I was sexually assaulted by Hollywood executive
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/oct/11/actor-terry-crews-sexually-assaulted-by-hollywood-executive

 

My whole life has been marked by sexual harassment – just like all women

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/11/my-whole-life-has-been-marked-by-sexual-harassment---just-like-all-women

 

Tory MP Maria Miller: "Of course I've experienced sexual harassment"
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/12/of-course-ive-experienced-sexual-harassment-says-ex-culture-secretary

 

I'm a coward

https://www.thecut.com/2017/10/im-a-coward.html

 

Can an 11-year-old girl consent to sex?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/opinion/sex-consent-france.html?

 

We need to stop using the unhelpful, insulting term "date rape"

https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/opinion/2017/40/katie-russell-on-liar-and-the-term-date-rape

 

Number of child-on-child sexual assaults almost doubles

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/09/number-child-on-child-sexual-assaults-almost-doubles/

AND: • Reported child-on-child sex offences "tip of the iceberg"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41504571

AND: • Boys "will not attend class with those they have abused" 
https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/oct/11/boys-will-not-attend-class-with-those-they-have-abused

MASCULINITY

 

Jimmy Kimmel sums up America's gun problems in a powerful teary monologue
http://www.upworthy.com/jimmy-kimmel-sums-up-americas-gun-problems-in-a-powerful-teary-monologue

 

The American impulse to equate guns with freedom and masculinity with violence is killing us

https://www.thenation.com/article/the-american-impulse-to-equate-guns-with-freedom-and-masculinity-with-violence-is-killing-us/


Thoughts on Vegas, and Why Men Keep Doing This – by the author of Play It Away

https://byrslf.co/thoughts-on-the-vegas-shooting-14af397cee2c

 

Rio Ferdinand on the importance of talking about your emotions – includes 9-minute interview in which he discusses his new book Thinking Out Loud
https://www.the-pool.com/people/men-we-love/2017/40/rio-ferdinand-on-the-importance-of-talking-about-your-emotions

 

Rio Ferdinand teaches his children it doesn't make them "less of a boy or girl" to cry

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/rio-ferdinand-teaches-children-to-cry_uk_59d64624e4b0380b6c9aafef

 

Why you don't need to be "manly" to be a good dad

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/why-you-dont-need-to-be-manly-to-be-a-good-dad-a3655281.html

 

Can you be masculine and beautiful at the same time?

https://qz.com/1087704/can-you-be-masculine-and-beautiful-at-the-same-time/

 

Lululemon's latest campaign challenges our perceptions of modern masculinity
https://www.highsnobiety.com/2017/10/06/lululemon-strength-to-be-campaign/

 

The sociological explanation for why men in America turn to gun violence

https://qz.com/1095247/the-sociological-explanation-for-why-men-in-america-turn-to-gun-violence/

 

Blaming women for the behaviour of male abusers only creates more beasts like Harvey
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/sophiewalker/blaming-women-harvey-weinstein_b_18235998.html?

 

Let's not pretend that Harvey Weinstein is one bad apple
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/kate-kinninmont-mbe/harvey-weinstein-sexual-abuse_b_18234338.html

 

Don't call it toxic masculinity. They're sociopathic baby-men
https://www.thecut.com/2017/10/this-isnt-toxic-masculinity-its-sociopathic-baby-men.html

 

Lena Dunham: Harvey Weinstein and the silence of the men
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/opinion/harvey-weinstein-lena-dunham-silence-.html

 

Why did no one speak out about Harvey Weinstein?
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/oct/10/why-did-no-one-speak-out-about-harvey-weinstein

 

The fall of Harvey Weinstein should be a moment to challenge extreme masculinity – by Rebecca Solnit, author of the amazingly-titled Men Explain Things To Me

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/12/challenge-extreme-masculinity-harvey-weinstein-degrading-women

 

Emma Thompson says Harvey Weinstein sits at top of system of "harassment, belittling and bullying"

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/emma-thompson-harvey-weinstein_uk_59dfcd18e4b0a52aca169f37?utm_hp_ref=uk&utm_hp_ref=uk

 

Emma Thompson: Harvey Weinstein "top of harassment ladder" – powerful 11-minute interview on BBC Newsnight with Emily Maitlis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV_W6kPqR9U

 

 

 

TECHNOLOGY / MEDIA

 

Trouser Boy – 2-minute film about using social media for harm or for good Winner of the Childnet film competition for secondary schools. The theme: "Be the change – we're online for good" 

http://www.childnet.com/resources/film-competition/2017/secondary-finalists?mc_cid=8910437937&mc_eid=cde7aa4caa

 

The history of sexist advertising is being flipped. It's amazing but it's not enough

http://www.upworthy.com/the-history-of-sexist-advertising-is-being-flipped-its-amazing-but-its-not-enough?c=upw1

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH

 

"I work too hard and I'm still poor and miserable!" – Ask Polly: an advice column from Heather Havrilesky in The Cut 

https://www.thecut.com/2017/10/ask-polly-i-work-too-hard-and-im-miserable.html?

 

 

PLEASURE


Why aren't you having more orgasms?

https://www.the-pool.com/life/love-sex/2017/38/hattie-garlick-on-female-orgasms

FEMINISM / GENDER

 

Why it matters that Theresa May wore a Frida Kahlo bracelet during her conference speech
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/politics/matters-theresa-may-wore-frida-kahlo-bracelet-conference-speech/

 

100 Women: "We can't teach girls of the future with books of the past"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-41421406

 

Apparently, a woman's bare back is too much for a morning commute
https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/fashion-news/2017/41/tfl-bans-heist-advert-showing-woman-s-bare-back

 

This video shows the power and pain of little girls all over the world
https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/latest-news/2017/41/this-video-shows-the-power-and-pain-of-little-girls-all-over-the-world

 

One more time, how a woman dresses does not mean she's "asking for it"

https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/fashion-news/2017/41/laura-craik-on-how-women-dress-and-asking-for-it

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