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Can We Talk News
This week, we'll bring you, post on sexual health myths, understanding sexuality and some new resources, as well as, a book recommendation and everything in between. Until then, Check out our past interview with Gwendolyn Rosen from Woodhull's Freedom Foundation and other news and Good Reads below.
In The News
- #MenstruationMatters, a study showed, " Teenage Girls Forced to Skip School Because They Can’t Afford Tampons" in Britain.
- #ProtectTransWomen, over the last week(s) there's been stories of Trans Women Of Color being murdered, now more than ever, "Trans women, particularly trans women of color, continue to face discrimination in their homes, schools, and workplaces," community members are using their voices and resources to fight back against the discrimination and injustice done against TransWomen. Check out a new story and Resources via the Anti-Violence Project
- Outside of Health, but very important: These are 80 Programs that would lose federal funding under the new budget, this includes Meals On Wheels, a program that provides food delivery for children, companion animals, home repair services, transportation for doctor appointments, & phone calls to check in on 2.4 million seniors a year.
- The Supreme Court Nominee and Maternity Leave: Check out Refinery29's post on the comments made by newly appointed Justice Gorsuch
- Sex Ed In America and Other Things We Should Know About Sex In America
- Did you know, "LGBT undocumented immigrants face heightened trauma" when they're detained?
- Breaking The Stigma: Speak Your Silence, formerly Commit65, is trying to break the taboo of speaking up against child sexual abuse. Fighting and finding ways to rally people around this cause and trying to open up a dialogue on issues facing child abuse victims and how we can all help.
- Art, Femimism, and Just some Sexual Healing
- In honor of International Women's Day/Month HERAgenda (another inclusive and proactive platform for women), shared a post, "5 Speeches By Women That You Need To Hear" all of which are inspirational. My ultimate fav, Malala Yousafzai made the list.
- Radical and Empowering: Meet the #RadicalMonarchs, an Oakland-based activist organization for girls of color aka an alternative to the Girls Scouts, they're also the inspiration for Radical Brownies a documentary that follows the empowering and inclusive story of the Radical Monarchs and all they stand for. Check out the Documentary below.
Check This Out:
A Marriage Between, Sex, Sexuality, & Politics Minus "The Politics"
Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Realities: It's a wonderful book by Rachel Hill: At the root of this silent code lies the Sex Myth—the defining significance we invest in sexuality that once meant we were dirty if we did have sex, and now means we are defective if we don’t do it enough. , The Sex Myth exposes the invisible norms and unspoken assumptions that shape the way we think about sex today.
Side note: Heard through the grapevine that, Rachel Hill and her crew of inclusive and intersexual feminist are developing a new spin on the Vagina Monologue! We'll keep you posted!
Question of theWEEK
What are your thought on Chimamanda Adichie's discussion on Trans Women and "how their experiences fall into the general narrative of womanhood." Check out the interview below. and a clarification article abouther remarks.