I haven’t posted about this because this blog is focused on domestic vagina issues, but this news is too good not to share.
Malala Yousafzai is a 15-year-old female Pakistani activist for the education of women in her country. She spoke out against the Taliban’s campaign of blowing up schools that taught girls, and on October 9, was shot in the head while riding her school bus.
Today, she stood up.
Speaking of schools, blue states judge not, lest ye be judged.
A study of sex ed in New York public schools from 2009-2011 found… A big fat mess. Some highlights:
- Nearly 2-in-3 districts excluded any mention or depiction of external female genitalia from anatomy lessons. One district defined the vagina as a “sperm deposit.”
– Most districts did not teach information about bullying
(63 percent), and many did not teach about sexual harassment (42 percent),
sexual assault or rape (28 percent).
– LGBTQ students are largely stigmatized or ignored
entirely. Less than half of the districts provided any instruction about sexual
– Heterocentric bias dominates. One commonly used textbook
addresses only “traditional marriage,” defined as “an emotional, spiritual, and
legal commitment a man and woman make to one another.” Same-sex marriage has
been legal in New York since July, 2011.