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Empowering Girls: Anti-Climactic Birds & Bees

by Tracee Sioux "Olivia said she had sex with a boy," my six-year-old daughter Ainsley reported. Sex has been coming up a lot lately. Her friends are a year older and all have older siblings. "What do you know about sex?" I asked. …

Girl-Empowering '09 Budget

Send "this letter to your Representatives encouraging the Senate and House of Representatives to add $7.1 billion for education, training and social services that will empower girls (and boys) to the 2009 Federal Budget. "A budget resolution…
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Empowering Girls - Juno Review By Therapydoc

Previously I printed an Op-Ed piece from the NYTimes about the film Juno. Caitlin Flanagan had a valid point. Therapydoc from Everyone Needs Therapy, a shrink in Chicago, printed an Op-Ed piece on the film as well. Therapydoc writes, She…

HPV Vaccine Reconsideration

by Tracee Sioux About a year ago I took a stance that all girls should have access to the HPV (human papillomavirus virus) in my article HPV Vaccine, Right of All Girls To Health. While I stand by my original logic, I've come across two bits…

Third Base Ain't What It Used To Be

by Tracee Sioux I just read Third Base Ain't What It Used to Be: What Your Kids Are Learning About Sex Today- and How to Teach Them to Become Sexually Healthy Adults by Logan Levkoff, sexologist and sexuality educator. This book covered…
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NYTimes Opinion on Juno

There is a column worth reading on the New York Times Opinion Page about the film Juno. Juno, is the name of a teenager who gets pregnant and gives the baby up for adoption. Columnist, Caitlin Flanagan, has a valid point about the message…
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APA Reports Sexualization of Girls Devastating

by Tracee Sioux The American Psychological Association has published a Report of the APA Task force on the Sexualization of Girls. This 74-page report should be required reading for every mother, mentor, and educator. It contains a multitude…
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Human Biology & Girls' Rights

by Tracee Sioux The absurdity of abstinence-only "education" and I do use the term education loosely, confounds me. It's so blatantly anti-girl. The logic is so extremely flawed. The practice is entirely ineffective in preventing big social…