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Many of the reactions to this growing awareness that I’ve seen from men is some form of resentment that they don’t get to flirt with, cruise, or attempt to pick up women whenever they happen to see someone attractive. Leaving aside the underlying assumption that men should be able to express their sexual desire any time we want, I want to talk about the general cluelessness of most men around the incessant sexual intrusion that most women experience and the effects that has on flirting.

I’m writing this specifically for the men who want to flirt with women, whether the hope is for a one-night stand, a relationship, a conversation, a date, or simply to pass the time. What happens when the intention is to harass, stalk, annoy, or get any other reaction from women is a different thing. But right there, that is the root of the problem. A lot of the time, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to tell the difference. That sucks for the guys who genuinely want to connect with someone. And you know what? As much as it sucks for you and me, it’s many, many times worse for women.

From this awesome piece by super-sex-educator Charlie Glickman. He hits the nail on the head! And thanks Charlie for not willing to expect women to change how gender roles and sexual communication works. We’re all in this together, let’s work together. 

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I think that a sixteen-year-old who has had comprehensive sex education and who’s been taught to have a healthy perspective on the emotional and physical responsibilities that come with sex is a lot more prepared for a sexual relationship than a twenty-one-year-old who has known only shame-based abstinence-only education and virginity pledges.
Jessica Valenti (via piranhaheart)

(via sexisnottheenemy)

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Slut Shaming and Why it’s Wrong, by astrorice

Not only an awesome all-around video on slut-shaming and it’s impact on rape culture, but I’m so impressed by this teen’s passion and knowledge! And most importantly: courage to stand up to adults and fellow teens about a topic she is passionate about, and in the minority. 

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