The Catholic Church again protects clergy who molest children, Arizona legislators bar minors from getting STI treatments or birth control prescriptions without parental consent, shoddy reporting blames Facebook as a cause of syphilis, deep-seated racism is exposed as the root of Kristallnacht-like riots in Washington, D.C., a Mississippi judge rules (homophobic) residents would be “confused” by an LGBT-inclusive prom, and a pair of 200 year old luxury dildos are shown to be good (or at least fun) investments.
This week, I got on my soapbox to say one thing in every way I could think to say it: Don’t let anyone tell you how to spend the one chance you’ve got to live your life. Thankfully, Unspeakable Axe, producer of the amazing Masocast podcast, provided some of the best comic relief Emma and I could ask for, and Brad Hanon, editor of the we-can’t-wait-for-it-to-launch-already Syzygy Magazine, contributed his usual wit and keen observations. This conversation is one not to be missed!
Also, in case you haven’t heard, Emma and I are finalists in the International Women’s Health Coalition’s Young Visionaries contest for our proposal, SexEdEverywhere.com. We’re really honored to be in the running with 9 other amazing proposals to the IWHC and no matter what the outcome, we hope all of the proposals get supported. Finally, please keep sending us your feedback (especially in the form of iTunes ratings or reviews) as well as sending news stories or other articles (especially from your local and community news outlets) our way, which really help!