Just as Emma Watson makes a great speech launching UN program HeForShe asking men to join in solidarity for gender equity, a perfect example of why this is so sorely needed surfaced. Watson is being threatened with exposure of nude photos on a website that displayed hacked photos of other celebrities earlier this month.
I’m angry, disgusted, and saddened. This is the world. This is the world of my children.
It’s yet another example of how women are objectified, seen as less than men, but definitely seen as something to control. The threat of Watson’s words and the program she represents is just too much for someone.
For this reason and for all the girls in the world, I urge you to watch Watson’s speech. Then get the boys and men in your life to watch. This has to stop.
In Canada it’s recommended that girls receive the HPV vaccine between ages 9 and 26. Generally, it’s first given when girls are in grade six, or age 11, as they are less likely to have been exposed to HPV at this age. But what about boys? This question is being raised by Member of […]
I read two interesting pieces on sexual health and culture last week; one on purity pledges and one on early sex education. A Push For Purity: Are Abstinence Pledges Truly Effective? explores the (mostly) faith based culture of purity pledges and balls. Abstinence pledges are just what they sound like- a girl vows to stay […]
Ah, the first week of September. Even though it’s technically still summer in the Northern hemisphere, it’s definitely winding down here in Vancouver. I put on a summer shirt this morning, but changed not long thereafter- it’s raining and cool. Just a few days ago the rain was warm, but today, it feels like […]
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