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Sexuality
May 26, 2016

Why ‘sexualisation’ needs to stop being hijacked by ‘Safe Schools’ dialogue

There’s a disturbing trend happening of late and I’m not sure if it’s birthed out of ignorance or fear, but either way, it’s time to challenge the dialogue. I've seen the misuse of questions about ‘Safe Schools’ happen during Q & A at the Pornography and Harms to Children and Young…
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Sexuality
May 17, 2016

Young guys use a tally board for scoring hook ups

I was at a conference recently and walked past someone with tattoos all over who was sitting alone. A really good friend of mine who is also covered from head to toe recently shared that people avoid her in public spaces because she's too 'scary'. Given she's an altogether incredibly amazing woman,…
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Sexuality
March 9, 2016

Independent Review of ‘All of Us’

At the request of many people I am in contact with, I have taken the time to review the Safe Schools Coalition All of Us Curriculum. The research that I present and the resulting reservations I have regarding this schools resource has been forwarded to Emeritus Professor Bill Louden (conducting the formal…
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Sexuality
September 30, 2015

The Job Is Not Over

Heart-wrenching stories surface from time to time of young women's experiences growing up in a culture where they are not valued. This is a republished anonymous post from someone in the US. But this young woman isn't just 'someone'. She has a name - she has dreams for her future - and she never asked…
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Sexuality
August 24, 2015

Are Your Daughters Cybersafe?

A big thanks to Alison Stegert from e-Quipped for this article! Check out e-Quipped for information relating to a myriad of modern issues, from cyber-parenting to sexting. Most young people today have a head full of cybersafety information, thanks the vigilance of their parents and schools. It seems like grown-ups are doing…
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Sexuality
July 20, 2015

What love are you searching for?

I had so much great feedback from the What's with Bonding??  blog and in amongst conversations that followed, a friend suggested I check out the Ancient Greek understanding of love. I faintly remember learning about the difference between Eros and Agape at High School and was pleasantly surprised to see that this ancient concept is…
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Sexuality
July 8, 2015

What’s with bonding??

Hitting the headlines over the past week has been news of a mum upset by the materials her 'state high school attending' daughter received from a Christian Group. It compared sex and bonding to sticky tape, speaking about the bond of Oxytocin. There's been a huge reaction to this and the articles…
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Sexuality
May 9, 2015

Turning the tide of porn

Not coincidental, in the month of May as we remember victims of family, domestic and intimate partner violence, the dots are finally being joined between porn and negative relationship outcomes for youth in Australia. Survey results from over 3000 young people released this week has shown that the social mores that continue…
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