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Sex advice from the heartland: Midwest Teen Sex Show

November 13th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Cross-posted at Sadie Magazine

If you know me at all, you’re aware that abstinence-only sex education, or even preachy abstinence-plus sex education, is a huge pet peeve of mine. I’ve always been boggled by how much information about sex our culture witholds from teenagers, exactly when it’s needed most—when they’re becoming newly independent, curious, and sexual. [...]

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Tags: Grass Routes · Stop chastising young people · Young Women in the Media

Can I live, Gerson? In defense of cohabitating

September 18th, 2009 · 4 Comments

(cross-posted at Feministe)
I’ve gotten used to the fact that national publications perennially print columns bemoaning how young people are screwing up love, sex, and marriage. I’ve even learned to contain my anger when the claim that casual sex causes “emotional wreckage” is now virtually considered a given (no matter how many times we beg to [...]

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Tags: Generations · Stop chastising young people