Sexual Consent Education in Schools

Mafa:

“Officials believe that because children are exposed much more readily to sex in today’s society, it is especially crucial to expose children to consent education before sexual assault is likely to occur.”

Originally posted on STM Learning, Inc.:

We have written before about the importance of understanding what does and does not constitute consent.  Not only does misunderstanding about sexual consent make instances of sexual assault more likely to occur, but it actually heightens the psychological effects of sexual assault by creating a feeling of isolation for the victim.  When a victim is assaulted and does not understand that what has occurred qualifies as assault, they endure the same damaging psychological effects of the assault without the validation that they have a right to feel that way or the motivation to pursue legal action against the perpetrator.

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30 Things To Do Instead Of Falling Back In Love

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

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When a relationship ends, we forget that the only objective available to us isn’t to get right back into another one. We see a huge, gaping hole waiting to be filled and we assume that it has to be someone else’s mind and heart and spirit that must fit perfectly inside of it. That we’ll just be a little bit empty or a little bit lonely or a little bit undone until we meet someone new – and even if we’re okay with that, it’s a problematic way of looking at things.

Because here’s the truth about that hole – it’s there. It’s real. It’s begging to be filled (spare me the innuendo). But it isn’t in the shape of someone else, it’s simply in the shape of what they offered us – be that stability, excitement, validation or understanding. There are an infinite number of activities, an infinite…

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TDSB School Asked My Autistic Student Not to Attend Graduation

Mafa:

E-mail this post to the school board trustee and superintendent for Muirhead:

Trustee: Ken.Lister@tdsb.on.ca
Superintendent: Beth.Veale@tdsb.on.ca

Originally posted on Heart Learning Centre & CampZone:

14704200941_0002188237_zI woke up this morning to the word ‘freedom’ in my mind. How wonderful I thought- this is a day to project freedom. I was asked by Priya’s dad (not her real name) if I could take care of her this morning and drop her to school at 10:30am rather than regular time at 8:40am. Priya my autistic student that attends my after school program and is absolutely beautiful. Hmmm- That was a strange request I thought. I was happy to care for her however confused about why the school would ask for her to come late. He told me that the teacher asked the JK students to come at 10:30 because the Senior kindergarten students were having graduation. So this morning I did have to pass by the school at 8:40 and noticed ALL the kids were on their way to school – as usual. The parents, students and teachers were dressed…

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Radiohead – Creep (cover) by Daniela Andrade

When you were here before
Couldn’t look you in the eye
You’re just like an angel
Your skin makes me cry
You float like a feather
In a beautiful world
I wish I was special
You’re so fucking special

But I’m a creep
I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here

I don’t care if it hurts
I wanna have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul
I want you to notice
When I’m not around
You’re so fucking special
I wish I was special

But I’m a creep
I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here

She’s running out the door
She’s running out
She run run run run…
Run…

Whatever makes you happy
Whatever you want
You’re so fucking special
I wish I was special

But I’m a creep
I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here
I don’t belong here