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america’s sex ed supports rape culture

america’s sex ed supports rape culture

Hey! So this semester I have a weekly column on sex and gender issues at the Brown Political Review. This post originally appeared over there. For more badass political knowledge, check out BPR! Sex-ed in America is far from perfect. It varies widely from state to state (and even school to school), but at worst it can shame(…)

“keep the government out of my vagina” says right wing group(?!)

“keep the government out of my vagina” says right wing group(?!)

Hey! So this semester I have a weekly column on sex and gender issues at the Brown Political Review. This post originally appeared over there. For more badass political knowledge, check out the BPR! Below is the newest ad encouraging American youth to “opt out” of Obamacare, courtesy of OptOut.org. It depicts an unnerving caricature(…)

standardized testing is dumb so let’s give everyone extra time

standardized testing is dumb so let’s give everyone extra time

Photo Credit: albertogp123 via Compfight cc So I was doing research for something else and I stumbled upon this article from 2007 about standardized testing and extra time and I feel so ugh about it. These kids, man. Whatever happened to solidarity? Pretty much every student quoted says something like “My parents are willing to pay(…)

5 approaches to the summer job

5 approaches to the summer job

The Internship. You’re probably not getting paid. If you’re anything like me, you’re working for your mom’s friend who owed her a favor. Your boss has no idea what to do with you, because your boss doesn’t really need an intern. You spend most of your time on facebook chat. Sometimes they will ask you(…)