Two 13-Year-Old Girls Just Provided Better Sex-Ed Than The Entire American Right

by KERRY-ANNE – Two 13-year-old girls from Toronto, Canada are pushing for changes to the sex education in their province that would challenge rape culture, by promoting “consent culture” amongst young people. There has been a relentless narrative amongst misogynist conservatives that consent is so complicated that the poor menfolk are caught in a kafka-esque nightmare of blurred lines, the accidental crossing of which can see them branded a rapist. Yet, these two 13-year-old girl have nailed it – so why not those grown ups? Eighth-graders Tessa Hill and Lia Valente launched a petition on Change.org last week to persuade the Ontario Ministry of Education to add consent education as a topic in the province’s health curriculum. They had accumulated more than 40,000 signatures by Wednesday morning, and rising. The petition reads: “Our society is scared to teach teens and young people about safe sex, and most importantly, consent. Young...

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