Archive: February, 2013

Veggies in My Meatloaf. Teachable Moments Courtesy of MTV’s Reality Program, Catfish: The TV Show.

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“It’s school vacation week. What better time to have a chat with your kids about relationships and values?” Said no one at all this week. Except me. I kinda dig this stuff. A few of you may know I’m a big fan of suggesting that parents use media, especially reality shows to talk with their children about sexuality. […]

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“You know, straight people are the statistical majority, right?”

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  In classroom full of college-bound high school seniors, I found a group of students that defended heteronormativity by pointing out to me that there are more straight people than gay people. This was so interesting to me in so many ways. First, though I taught four separate groups, this concept of the “majority” was […]

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My High School Sex Education – What I wish I’d learned…

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Jessica asked in an earlier post to share what we wished we’d learned in our sex education classes.  I started writing, & it grew from a comment to a blog post:   My sex ed in school was somewhere between limited and destructive. I vividly remember a film strip (the kind where you had to advance the […]

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