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The Drama Effect

A new study has come out pointing to the idea that a television drama is a better way to move teens to action or alter teens' behavior than giving them a news story focused on facts. The study gave students a fact-based news story about teen…
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She Liked It

The other day a group of junior high boys were laughing about having pantsed a girl. One of them had pulled her pants down and it was extra-hilarious that she was wearing a thong. I told them that was actually the criminal offense of sexual…
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Talking to Kids About Love

Oprah's discussion with sex offenders got me thinking. Hopefully it had this effect on you. Stranger Danger is . . . well, it's very unlikely harm comes from a stranger. In fact less than 10% of all rape, molestation and battery of girls and…

Child Molesters Tell The Truth On Oprah.com

Anyone who has children should watch the two hours of Oprah's Conversation with Child Molesters. The molesters are candid and as honest as they know how to be. It should make parents Fear Less and tune into their Intuition More. There…
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Reproductive Coercion in Teens

Newsweek has an article about a phenomenon called Reproductive Coercion. Essentially, the male in the relationship is coercing the female to become pregnant so he can control her forever, through the child. After the baby, he reasons, he'll…
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Read Half The Sky Now - Join Female Abolitionist Movement of 21st Century

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, authors of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide deserve a Pulitzer Prize. I'll go further and suggest that they should receive The Nobel Peace Prize for the work that culminated…

Sexual Harassment

One of the high school students, I was at a computer by the door and he was out in the hall, just blew kisses at me. He then mouthed the words, Call Me! I gave him a disproving look and turned away to ignore him. I feel I should do something…
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Disordered Eating

When I was in college I lived on a pack of cigarettes, a cup or two of coffee and one $1 hamburger a day. I'd go to the grocery store and spend like $20. Ramen and Kool-aid were good choices, because you could get 10 for a $1. That's 10 meals…
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Let There Be Light & Real Princes

When I hear the global reality of girls and women from Nicolas Kristoff and the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, it is hard for me not to hate men. I hope I never understand the hatred that makes…
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Televised Violence Against Women Increases 120%

The following is a press release issued by Parents Television Council at parentstv.org. I'm printing the release in its entirety because the information is so important. In a new special report, the Parents Television Council found that storylines…
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The Way of Boys

In The Way of Boys: Raising Healthy Boys in a Challenging and Complex World, Anthony Rao, Ph.D. cautions parents and educators to stop treating young boyhood as an illness. Dr. Rao has spent 20 years working with young boys. Most boys he…
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Tina Fey on Virginity

I kindof envy her about this. Is anyone else having conflicted feelings about their past sexual history now that they have maturity, some sense, or a daughter? Fey uses "give it away" in humor. I kindof feel like girls/women today and when…