The Growth of the Book Sanctuary Movement
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by Steph Auteri
4M ago
Last spring, Mark Adler noticed a dramatic uptick in attempts to ban books at the Paris–Bourbon County Library in Paris, Kentucky, where he is the director. Before that, library staffers fielded the occasional request for a book to be removed from shelves. But by the fall of 2023, they had already received requests to pull […] The post The Growth of the Book Sanctuary Movement appeared first on Guerrilla Sex Ed ..read more
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We Want Our Kids to be Safe; Comprehensive Sex Ed Is the Answer
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by Steph Auteri
2y ago
This past summer, as students were released into the heat of summer, into weeks at art and soccer camp, into weekends down the shore, school districts began a mad scramble. You see, back in 2020, my home state of New Jersey had adopted the updated Student Learning Standards for Comprehensive Health and Physical Education. Those […] The post We Want Our Kids to be Safe; Comprehensive Sex Ed Is the Answer appeared first on Guerrilla Sex Ed ..read more
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Sex Educators Are Not ‘Grooming’ Your Kids—But That’s What Conservatives Would Have You Believe
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by Steph Auteri
2y ago
As a sexual health educator, Kerri Isham is no stranger to pushback from parents and administrators. Sex education had always attracted controversy, and there had always existed a fear of what children might learn in sex ed, and what it might inspire them to do. But when one angry parent shared an out-of-context page from Isham’s Body […] The post Sex Educators Are Not ‘Grooming’ Your Kids—But That’s What Conservatives Would Have You Believe appeared first on Guerrilla Sex Ed ..read more
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The Frequently Banned Sex Ed Books Are Required Reading in My House
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by Steph Auteri
2y ago
The other month, my local comic shop posted that they’d received copies of the updated, deluxe hardcover edition of Maia Kobabe’s Gender Queer. I raced over to the shop to pick up a copy, even though I’d just re-read the book in egalley form the week prior. The new cover was gorgeous, the new intro from Nate Stevenson made me a little weepy, […] The post The Frequently Banned Sex Ed Books Are Required Reading in My House appeared first on Guerrilla Sex Ed ..read more
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Sex Educator Spotlight: Deborah Roffman
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by Steph Auteri
2y ago
When I learned I was finally pregnant nearly a decade ago, my priorities shifted quickly from fertility treatments to parenting prep. As a long-time sex writer who had recently become passionate about sex education, I was particularly concerned with how to be a sex-positive, askable parent who raised a sex-positive, healthy child. Deborah Roffman’s books […] The post Sex Educator Spotlight: Deborah Roffman appeared first on Guerrilla Sex Ed ..read more
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How the Anti-LGBTQ+ Movement Co-opts the Language of Anti-Violence Advocates
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by Steph Auteri
2y ago
Just last month, I hopped onto a meeting of the Sex Education Alliance (SEA) to talk about the most recent onslaught of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation sweeping across the U.S. The Alliance is a membership organization for sex educators who are focused on family and child education and we spend a lot of time supporting each other […] The post How the Anti-LGBTQ+ Movement Co-opts the Language of Anti-Violence Advocates appeared first on Guerrilla Sex Ed ..read more
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Signs That Puberty Is for Real Happening
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by Steph Auteri
2y ago
How do you know your pre-teen is going through puberty? I chatted with health educator Lori Reichel of the Puberty Prof podcast for her 44th episode! Tune in below to hear us talk about some of the basic physical changes pre-teens experience as they enter puberty, and to learn what you can do to support […] The post Signs That Puberty Is for Real Happening appeared first on Guerrilla Sex Ed ..read more
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Why It’s Never Too Early to Start Sex Ed With Your Kids
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by Steph Auteri
2y ago
You’ve likely seen the headlines: Adolescents Receiving Less Sex Ed Than 25 Years Ago. Teens Not Receiving Enough Sex Education. Adolescents Doomed Because Sex Ed Is So Darn Underwhelming. (That last one is mine. It represents the thoughts screaming through my head.) Just this past November, researchers published a paper in the Journal of Adolescent […] The post Why It’s Never Too Early to Start Sex Ed With Your Kids appeared first on Guerrilla Sex Ed ..read more
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Sex Educator Spotlight: Saleema Noon
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by Steph Auteri
2y ago
I probably “met” Saleema Noon for the first time on one of the very first Sex Education Alliance (SEA) Zoom chats. From the beginning, she showed herself to be a levelheaded and articulate educator who was all the things like it was NBD, and who knew her shit. Basically, the type of person who wouldn’t […] The post Sex Educator Spotlight: Saleema Noon appeared first on Guerrilla Sex Ed ..read more
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Sex Educator Spotlight: Shafia Zaloom
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by Steph Auteri
2y ago
Those of you who have perused my site or who know me outside of Guerrilla Sex Ed likely know that I’m a bit bookish. So it should come as no surprise that I reached out to Shafia Zaloom after reading her 2019 book Sex, Teens, and Everything in Between. What follows is a good chunk […] The post Sex Educator Spotlight: Shafia Zaloom appeared first on Guerrilla Sex Ed ..read more
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