Between yesterday and today, I’ve found two articles that eased my troubled mind a bit.
And, because Feministing and I are often on the same page, they posted about both articles, saving me the time of trying to track them down in linkable article form.
From BBC News: the Saudi woman who faced jail time and 200 lashes after reporting a gang rape she suffered was pardoned by the Saudi king. Even though she was the victim, she was accompanied by a man who was neither her husband nor a male relative, which is a punishable offense in The Kingdom.
And, from The Washington Post, states are finally catching on that abstinence-only sex education doesn’t work. This topic has been on my kvetch list for a very, very long time. I think schools and communities should offer extensive sex education courses that include some sort of assertiveness and self-esteem training. Public school sex-ed didn’t tell me the things I needed to know, and my mother had “the talk” with me years too late (when I was somewhere between 16 and 18).