This Steubenville documentary will leave you “seeing red”—and hopefully propel more people in every community to join the movement against violence.
On New Year’s Day in 2018, Stop Sexual Assault in Schools launched the #MeTooK12 campaign in partnership with the National Women’s Law Center. To mark the second anniversary, we’re looking at the campaign’s impact to date and where it’s headed.
The University of Michigan Diag is more crowded than usual lately—because student activism against sexual violence is coming to a head.
(So do students in schools across the country.)
Sex education can be a life-saving and-changing form of violence prevention. I want this—not just for my daughters, but for all young people like them. And I’m not alone.
Teen girls want to address sexual harassment where it begins: in middle and high school.
The Internet’s power to foster safe communities and help educators provide free and easily accessible information about sexuality is great. I’m glad resources exist for people who need them, especially in the current landscape where sex ed is so politicized. But online resources shouldn’t be a stand-in for bad sex ed policies.
In partnership with Trojan, Advocates for Youth today will erect a 20-foot activist billboard covered in chewed-up gum speaking truth to power. “You Are Not Chewed Gum,” it will read. “Information Is the Best Protection.”
“Sticks and stones,” we’re told. What’s worse, we’re frequently faced with the suggestion that perhaps we might have “misunderstood” what a boy said, or met with the idea that he “didn’t mean it that way.”
It’s International Day of the Girl. Members of Congress should celebrate by passing the Keeping Girls in School Act.