This is WHY It is imperative that we learn how to have and hold space for courageous conversations around issues such as SEXISM, RACISM and CLASSISM!!! We must work towards creating long lasting change.
65% of all women have experienced street harassment. Among all women, 23% have been sexually touched, 20% have been followed, and 9% have been forced to do something sexual.
45%, of women said they do not feel safe walking alone at night, compared with 27% of men.
71% of 16- to 18-year-olds hear sexist name-calling such as “slut” or “slag” used towards girls at school on a daily basis or a few times a week.
Science teachers spend up to almost 40% more time addressing male students in class.
5% of white students were suspended annually, compared with 16% of black students. Black students are suspended or expelled at triple the rate of their white peers.
Teens who received comprehensive sex education are 50% less likely to experience pregnancy than those who received abstinence-only education.
Students who participated in abstinence only programs are no more likely to abstain from sex than other students.
Approximately one in five teens reports some kind of a abuse in a romantic relationship, with girls who experience dating violence having sex earlier than their peers.