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4 Lies About School Dress Codes That Cover Up Their Oppressive Effects

Source: Ali Express

School leaders and politicians are rampantly advocating for campus dress codes. However, most of those codes police, target, and negatively impact students who are girls, of color, poor or working class, and/or gender non-conforming. Further, they scapegoat those students for any problems the schools may have and force teachers to police students’ appearance.

America’s Not Here for Us: What I Need to Teach My Black Son

Though America claims to stand for freedom, it reserves that freedom for a small, privileged, and entitled portion of its society. The parents of Black and Brown children, however, have to teach their children how to survive racism and other forms of institutional oppression. In this video, A’Driane Nieves passionately explains what freedom should look like.

What to Do (And Not Do) When You’re Pregnant and Struggling with an Eating Disorder

Pregnancy and Eating Disorders

With pregnancy comes changes to your body. And if you struggle with negative body image, those changes can provide a unique hurdle. For those struggling with or recovering from eating disorders, pregnancy can be a complicated time. So how do you cope with this in a healthy, productive way? Check out this infographic from NEDA for some quick and helpful advice!

7 Ways to Help Teenage Fathers While Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Source: Fjalar Writes

Patriarchy has delegated the realm of parenting to women and girls. Consequently, fathers, specifically teenage fathers, are not given the resources or skills to emotionally and financially provide for their children. This invisible dynamic, with the support of legislative classism and racism, perpetuates class immobility for many teen fathers and their families. Let’s do better.

6 Reasons Why Birthing Education Is a Reproductive Right

Source:  The Asian Parent

What do you think of when you hear “reproductive rights?” Access to abortion and birth control, most likely. For most people, the list ends there. But reproductive rights are also about HOW a person will give birth. Where, when, and with whom a person gives birth is equally important a right as their ability to prevent, continue, or terminate a pregnancy. Here’s why.

4 Ways to Stop the Silence and Stigma around Miscarriages

Source: About Health

About 15% of pregnancies end in miscarriage — that’s almost one in seven. And yet, we don’t often talk about them. Miscarriage is a part of reproductive rights and justice — and something that we can no longer afford to ignore. Here are four ways to combat the silence and stigma.

How to Tell If Your Child Is Bullying Others (And What to Do About It)

Source: Huffington Post

Most parents don’t want to believe that their child is capable of doing anything wrong — especially bullying others. But the truth is, this denial is only making the problem worse. Parents and guardians are the ones who have to face the reality of bullying, and take charge against it. Here are some helpful tips on how to begin this difficult process.

5 Reasons Why Feminism Needs to Address Child Abuse (While Yes, Recognizing That Women Can Be Abusive Too)

Source: Liberty Beacon

When it comes to addressing domestic abuse and working to eradicate it, feminism has played a critical role. But there’s one area of abuse that doesn’t get enough recognition in the movement: child abuse – especially child abuse committed by women. In order to address it, we need to see the abuse of children for what it is, regardless of the abuser’s gender.