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This is a group focused on bringing discussion and acceptance of ourselves as sexual beings back into the political and social milieu through positive and affirming discussions of sex, body, and gender.

Here is the place to challenge the burkaization of women especially, but femininity in general.

As long as it is legal and consensual feel free to discuss it.

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Because children ask about sex well before puberty. And are definitely exposed to sex on a daily basis on this society They do need to learn as soon as possible about the"birds and the bees." If anything to defeat sexual predators:

My mama taught me about sex before I learned to write in cursive. She is a devout Christian, but she is also a registered nurse who helps take care of new mothers. That includes the numerous “babies having babies” lamented about throughout the 1990s. With work on the brain, she opted not to play coy about the subject of sex.

Not so miraculously, after the carefully kid-tailored explanation about sex I did not suddenly start waving my miniature “pee-pee” around trying to do the then-impossible: get someone pregnant. That’s one reason why I’m not at all mad about the Chicago Board of Education passing a new policy that mandates a set amount of time be spent on sex education in every grade, starting with kindergarten students. In a statement, Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the CEO of the Chicago Board of Education said, “It is important that we provide students of all ages with accurate and appropriate information so they can make healthy choices in regards to their social interactions, behaviors and relationships.”

Byrd-Bennett added: “By implementing a new sexual health education policy, we will be helping them to build a foundation of knowledge that can guide them not just in the preadolescent and adolescent years, but throughout their lives.”

International Women's Day occurred this week. But I also read about how Syrian refugees are now engaging in survival sex because nothing has been done about conflict in their home country.
Noting the theme of this year's commemoration, "A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women," the High Commissioner recalled that he had pledged at a ministerial meeting in Geneva in 2011 to strengthen UNHCR's commitment to address sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

"All of us together have been working hard to realize this promise. Country-specific SGBV strategies are currently being developed and implemented in 15 countries. Operations around the world have been carrying out new or expanded projects on SGBV prevention and response, sanitary materials and female genital mutilation," he said.

He added that UNHCR was also developing internal capacity, improving data collection and analysis and strengthening its monitoring and evaluation of SGBV programmes. "We are enhancing the way UNHCR and its partners prevent and respond to SGBV in ongoing emergencies, by establishing coordination mechanisms and reinforcing capacity in the field. With the widespread use of sexual violence as a weapon of war in conflicts all around the globe, these efforts are absolutely crucial to the realization of our protection mandate."

After social unrest prompted by a particularly heinous gang rape India has started thinking about a person being a sentient being. including editorializing the reality about sex abuse there.:
If this story saddens you, please think about this: my story is neither new nor rare, nor was the man who abused me a monster, or in any way out of the ordinary. According to a 2007 survey (the largest of its kind in India) conducted by the Ministry of Women and Child Welfare, over 53 per cent of Indian children have experienced some form of sexual abuse — a slightly higher percentage of boys than girls. I am only one of many.

As I learned to cope with the fallout from the childhood abuse, I made unexpected connections, found good friends, found strong mentors, found help, found my voice again and built a happier, more free life. If I bring up the abuse today, it’s to make a point about the importance of consent in the debate over gender equality in India.

Child abuse survivors are experts in two areas: we’ve taken a masterclass in the toxicity of silence and secret-keeping, and we have doctorates in our understanding of the importance of consent. It can take survivors, like rape survivors of either gender, years to reclaim a sense of ownership over their own bodies. The body is the site of so many violations, starting with the chief one: our abusers did not ask us for permission to use our bodies as they pleased. Children subjected to abuse learn one harsh lesson — their bodies are not their own.

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Petition of E. Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, and others...ca. 1865
Ingenues arrive, Central Station, Sydney, 1928-1929 / by Sam Hood
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Almost completely off topic but interesting find:
Training in marksmanship helps girls at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles, Calif., develop into responsible women...Training in marksmanship helps girls at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles, Calif., develop into responsible women...

Original Caption: Training in marksmanship helps girls at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles, Calif., develop into responsible women. Part of Victory Corps activities there, rifle practice encourages girls to be accurate in handling firearms., 08/1942

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier:

From:Series: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Public Domain Photographs, compiled 1882 - 1962

Created By:Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

Production Date:08/1942

Persistent URL: arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=196476

Repository: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, NY

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