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+ Sex Ed For 10-Year-Olds
A study from Georgetown University suggests that things like unwanted pregnancies and the transfer of STDs would be seriously cut back if students got sex education at an earlier age, like ten. “If programs…are implemented at a time when adolescents are still malleable and relatively free of sexual and reproductive health problems and gender role biases, very young adolescents can be guided safely through this life stage, supported by their parents, families and communities,” the study authors argued.
+ Target Backs LGBTQ Rights
Companies like Apple and Facebook have official stances of supporting same-sex marriage, and now Target has given its support, too. “It is our belief that everyone should be treated equally under the law, and that includes rights we believe individuals should have related to marriage,” said Target’s executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Jodee Kozlak.
+ The Prez Sings “Fancy”
Okay, so maybe it’s not as cool as President Obama breaking out and singing “Fancy” in the middle of a press conference, but you can now watch the prez “sing” Iggy Azalea’s song. Baracksdubs is back, and you have to hand it to someone who has the patience to find all those clips to make this work. But if it gets people smiling and talking about the political process, it’s all worth it, right?
+ Viva Women’s Equality!
France has passed a major law for gender equality. Along with strengthening women’s reproductive rights and the right to an abortion, the law will give “support for domestic abuse victims, improve women’s wages, encourage paternal leave and a more equal division of childcare, increase female representation in politics…” Lilian Sepúlveda, director of the Global Legal Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights, remarked, “At a time when women in many parts of the world, including in the United States and Spain, are seeing their rights restricted, violated, and disrespected, France has set an important example for the rest of the globe with its progressive stance toward reproductive health care.”