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Serious problems, tragic solutions

Sexuality | Critics denounce harmful interventions for at-risk transgender youth
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 2/01/19, 02:26 pm

Almost 2 percent of high school students identify as transgender, and they experience violence, use substances, attempt suicide, and engage in risky sex significantly more often than other students, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week. The study used the biennial Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a school-based polling of students in grades nine through 12.

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A positive step

Legislation | New York rolls back statutes of limitations for child sex abuse, opening the door for accountability
by Emily Belz
Posted 1/30/19, 05:13 pm

A New York moment:

After New York last week passed a law legalizing late-term abortions and removing protections for pregnant women facing violence, the state pivoted to take a positive step on a different issue involving children this week. 

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The best a man can truly get

Society | The culture needs more Biblical masculinity, not feminized men
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 1/18/19, 06:00 pm

As a renewed public debate rages about the meaning of manhood, men are increasingly speaking out against the conflation of masculinity and bad behavior. Gillette, the maker of razors and shaving products for men and women, released an ad this week asking if today’s masculinity is really “The Best a Man Can Get?”—playing off its longtime advertising slogan. Critics said the ad used dried-up stereotypes to shame all men for very nonmasculine things, like grabbing women and letting boys bully each other.

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