Posted by Lynne Bosma · October 31, 2014 2:16 PM
During the last legislative session, South Carolina was very close to finally updating the Comprehensive Health Education Act (CHEA) by passing the Healthy Youth Amendment, H. 3435. As you know, the CHEA is a law in desperate need of updating so students can have access to medically accurate health education. It was this issue that brought out the passion and excitement in a group of Master of Social Work students with the University of South Carolina, College of Social Work. These students learned about the messy-yet-exciting legislative process all the while being over 100 miles from the state capitol.
Posted by Jordan Craven · October 31, 2014 1:55 PM
It's comes as no surprise that Halloween has become a holiday full of exploitative and objectifying costumes for women, but this growing trend doesn't have to continue.
Cue the lovely staff at New Morning Foundation...
Posted by Emily Crawford · October 29, 2014 10:19 AM
Ok, so this isn’t literally what I read in The State the morning, but look for yourself:
Posted by Emily Crawford · October 28, 2014 4:50 PM
A few weeks ago we asked Tell Them members to share their reproductive health stories. Here's one from Lee who explains what affordable birth control means for women and families.
Posted by Emily Crawford · October 24, 2014 12:08 PM
A couple of weeks ago, we were fortunate enough to have Lynn Paltrow, Executive Director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women join us in a tour through South Carolina and update us on the effects of harmful so-called personhood measures across our nation.
If you were unable to see her and hear these horrific stories, watch this video and remember that for over sixteen years in a row some South Carolina lawmakers have proposed similar fetal personhood measures mentioned in the video.
Posted by Melissa Anne Cunningham-Sereque · October 22, 2014 10:20 AM
I recently read a Huffington Post article (Target's sizing of Girl's Clothing) about the degrading and frighteningly odd way that Target is sizing their young girls’ clothing. It reminded me of the strange nuances that can be found throughout the clothing industry. How do I know? At 15 years of age, I became a fashion insider.
Posted by Emily Crawford · October 20, 2014 10:52 AM
In a recent Washington Post column, Catherine Rampell interprets the always mind blowing (or at least for SC it is) data from National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
Not only do low-income, less-educated Americans have difficulties accessing effective birth control, but they also are more likely to believe misinformation like having sex while standing up in an effective form of birth control and that the pill doesn’t work most of the time.
Posted by Emily Crawford · October 13, 2014 11:46 AM
With three weeks remaining until mid-term elections, all five gubernatorial candidates are meeting on Tuesday to debate jobs, economy and growth.
Something tells me that reforming our state’s sex education bill and women’s access to birth control isn’t going to come up. But it should.
Posted by Emma Davidson Tribbs · October 02, 2014 2:18 PM
Netflix made a lot of 20-something dreams come true this week with the release of Gilmore Girls on it's streaming service.
Posted by Emily Crawford · September 29, 2014 1:19 PM
Jamie Self on TheBuzz recently reported that both Haley and Sheheen are falling over themselves to be known as the education candidate.
We love it.
And by education y’all mean comprehensive health education, right? You both mean you want sex education in schools to be medically accurate, right?