Academy Award winning film maker Debra Chasnoff has produced a series of excellent films for students and educators about gender role stereotypes and gay and transgendered issues, available at groundspark.org. In this Huffinton Post piece, she echos what I’ve long thought about the current national attention on bullying and anti-bulliing programs: They don’t often acknowledge and speak to the myriad connections between bullying and gender.
Permanent link to this article: http://sexandsensibility.net/2012/08/15/interesting-and-important-take-on-the-movie-bully/
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Coming up! SEXUALITY EDUCATION AND ISSUES Full-day symposium – NAIS 2017 Annual Conference Baltimore WED, MARCH 1, 2017 http://annualconference.nais.org/program/Documents/NAI544%20symposium_schedule_final.pdf
Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls and Sex, Cinderella Ate My Daughter, and New YorkTimes contributing writer, tweeted a great commendation for Talk To Me First http://bit.ly/2cIsx9A
On July 28, 2016, The New York Times published my letter in response to “On PornHub, Nobody Knows You’re a Kid,” by Judith Shulevitz (Sunday Review, July 17). http://goo.gl/l9TYeM Here's an excerpt: “Labeling parents as conservative or liberal does a disservice to children. Political ideology is about adults and their worldview, not about children and their developmentally based needs. “The purpose of parenting is to nurture children, who come into the world as helpless, totally dependent infants, to a state of near total independence as young adults. When we make parenting about politics we miss that point entirely. Parenting is a job, and if we’re really good at what we do, our children eventually fire us, which was the point all along.” http://goo.gl/l9TYeM
A human sexuality teacher writes that parents should be the ones “framing the conversation about sex” before pornographic websites do.