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If you are a teen boy, work with boys, or have a son, I hope you’ll read this important, powerful, and eye-opening article

If you are a teen boy, work with boys, or have a son, I hope you’ll read this important, powerful, and eye-opening article by @halseanderson about boys and consent, and then have some open, honest discussions. If we want a world with less sexual violence, we need to have these conversations and help boys understand how important consent is.
http://time.com/5503804/ive-talked-with-teenage-boys-about-sexual-assault-for-20-years-this-is-what-they-still-dont-know/

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Banned Book Week: Speak Up, and Pick Up a Good Book

Did you know it’s Banned Book Week? I think this is especially poignant with the recent attempt at challenging Laurie Halse Anderson’sSpeak and Twisted; Ellen Hopkins’ disinvite and the censorship of Burned; and the recent challenge of Jo Knowles’ Lessons … Continue reading

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Fight back against ignorance: Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak equated with porn

It shocks me to the core when anyone equates rape with pornography. But that’s exactly what associate professor Wesley Scroggins (who is also affiliated with Reclaiming Missouri for Christ) has done, comparing Laurie Halse Anderson’s beautifully and sensitively written YA … Continue reading

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