D ominance. Rugged good looks. Sexual prowess. Music, sport and young adult literature have all been happily singing from this feminist hymn sheet for some time. How about the boys then? All attempt to show that boys need urgent help to express their feelings and deal with what society expects of them.
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She was also the recipient of the Jackie Kirk Fellowship. Sex education in Canadian schools continues to be highly politicized and young people are paying the price. In many Canadian classrooms, factors like inadequate teacher training and discomfort impact what topics are addressed or avoided.
The most shocking part is how utterly normal this sort of revelation has become - as an internet safety expert, it's just another day at the office. I ensured she's referred to a paediatric sex addiction therapist, which unfortunately is now a necessary thing. She started watching porn on YouTube on a suggestion from a classmate, then progressed down the bottomless rabbit hole of YouTube's increasingly horrifying suggestions and eventually started seeking out even more egregious forms of sexualised content on sites like PornHub. It's one of the many chilling but all too common experiences I've had in recent years, while looking into the gutter world of social media. In another haunting encounter, after I gave a student presentation on online safety, a Year 6 girl asked to speak with me privately.