teens

How Sex Educator YouTube Went from Guiding Light to Worrisome Shadow

In 2016, YouTube was a space to learn any and everything about sex; maybe, in 2020, it simply isn’t anymore.

Pausing the Panic Button: Can Religious Scholarship Teach Media Literacy?

Moral panics about sexually disturbing or explicit media are hardly new or uncommon. Read more »

Meme and My Squad: The Teens Tagging their Way to Queer Utopia

Memes can offer familiarity, freedom, and levity in a world that, more often than not, flattens and invalidates queer experience. Read more »

Billie Eilish’s Body Is Not Ours to Claim

“I feel you watching, always. And nothing I do goes unseen.” Read more »

Teen Girls Shouldn’t Have to Fix Our Country

We shouldn’t be making demands of Claudia Conway, especially if they aren’t demands we’ve even made of ourselves. Read more »

In Season 2, “PEN15” Gets Real About Teenage Slut-Shaming

While the first season of PEN15 highlights teen girls’ sexuality, the second showcases the ways they’re punished for it. Read more »

All Together Now: Novels Fight the Myth of the Mean Girl

These new YA protagonists aren’t afraid of their power or the power that their confidence might instill in readers. Read more »

Can “The Baby-Sitters Club” Reboot Hang with Today’s Teen Shows?

The spirit of the books is still present. Read more »

Subliminal Messaging: This YouTube Trend Promises Teens the Power of Self-Perfection

Subliminals call to mind new-agey fads of yore. Read more »

Never Have I Ever Watched a Better Comedy about Grief

Saying goodbye to those we love when they pass on is the hardest thing we’ll ever do; it is also the most necessary. Read more »

Sex Re-Education: Netflix Offers a New Spin on Teen Virginity

Though teen dramas claim to empower girls, toxic patterns prevent their characters from fulfilling their potential. Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »