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We will announce 14 winners on 4/14/14 to celebrate safe sex and safe relationships!
Tomorrow at #UAA the IKM team will be doing DIY dental dam demos! Rasmuson Hall Lobby 10-2p. Free condoms & shirts!
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Get with yr friends and makes space to have real talk about relationships, sex, and what love is. Take time to learn about healthy relationships, what is dating violence (it’s more than physical assault), how to help a friend, and how to help yourself.
Remember, it takes more than one person to make a relationship healthy.
Chances are the people you hang out with talk in a certain way that is specific to that group of people. And if that group of people happens to be girls there’s a chance that you communicate using traits known by some as ‘girl talk’. And chances are if you speak ‘girl talk’ there is a lot of criticism out there about your communication style—criticism from the media, from teachers, from parents, from cranky old men, from your male-identifying peers, and even from other girls. Just yesterday I was walking down the street at night and witnessed two teenage boys approach two teenage girls and start mocking their voices. Out of nowhere. For no reason other than that they were talking.Ty Slobe, Girl Talk (is actually pretty great despite old men who think it’s “annoying”)
Here’s the thing about girl voice and its ‘annoyingness’: it’s not real. Your voice is fine. The way you communicate is great. Don’t let anyone try to convince you that you need to change something about your voice in order to make them happy. You have cooler things to do and to talk about—like the things you’re already talking about.
We talk about women’s bodies being objectified in a world that systematically changes them into sex objects that have to ‘look’ or ‘be’ a certain way in order to be successful, liked, and valued. Demeaning women to a certain ‘sound’ or ‘style’ and then deciding whether or not that person is worth listening to based on that sound or style is the exact same problem: seeing women as a single trait and then fixating on that trait. The idea that certain ways that girls communicate are obnoxious and need to be fixed is problematic, because it is an idea that values girls only for how they communicate rather than what they say.
Note: If you’re a trans guy who takes hormones, you should talk with your doctor and see what they recommend when it comes to taking emergency contraception. Unfortunately, right now there isn’t enough research that tells us how hormonal EC will affect you, so your best choice may be the non-hormonal ParaGard IUD.
Great guide to EC by Planned Parenthood. Remember none of these methods will cause an abortion, all they do is delay releasing of the egg so the sperm can’t fertilize the egg. Remember if you have any health questions, ask us* on Tumblr or at our website! We have medical professionals (doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and more) who will answer your questions for free.
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Yak’ei tsoo’aat! Good morning and happy Martin Luther King Jr Day! A gorgeous sunrise to welcome a day for a game changing and strong leader. #nofilter