Randomly Wednesday listicle round-up

Hey kids! I was going to make this week’s round-up another super-fun gift-focused one, but I didn’t have enough links saved. So instead, you’re getting one with lots of disheartening information about sex in America! Yay!

I will have to look up where the phrase "the birds and the bees" came from...

I will have to look up where the phrase “the birds and the bees” came from…

I’m a big proponent of comprehensive, accurate education around sex, sexual health, and relationships. So obviously I’m concerned with:

The eight most absurd lessons Americans teach kids about sex.

and the:

Seventeen lies we need to stop teaching girls about sex.

Just in case you’re wondering how that kind of information can affect our treatment of girls and women, here are nine female book characters punished for having sex.

And lest you think that that kind of punishment only happens in fiction, here are five ways our society unfairly punishes women for their sexuality.

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