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Middle schoolers are sexting up a storm. So why is it the girls who suffer, while the boys are almost heroes?
Middle School Sexting
When girls feel pressured into sending nude photos to boys, and the boys spread the pictures around, the punishments for the boys are often limited to suspension, and they don’t seem to suffer any lasting consequences for their actions. In fact, they’re often seen as heroes.The girls involved, on the other hand,
The girls involved, on the other hand, are often ostracized, sometimes even having to change schools. So how widespread is this problem, and what can we do about it? We spoke with Jessica Contrera, who wrote a great piece for the Washington Post’s series The Screen Age called And everyone saw it.
If you have an idea or personal story for Jessica to include in the Screen Age series, please send her an email! She can keep your identity private. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bytes of the Week
Amy has two Bytes this week. The first goes to Instagram, for helping to clean up the cesspool of internet comment sections by allowing all users to filter comments and automatically block certain words. The commenter will never know their comment was rejected, either. Read more about it here.
Her second Byte goes to the always awesome Tim Gunn, who is once again standing up for women who aren’t stick figures with an op-ed in The Washington Post.
Rebecca also brought two Bytes, both videos:
This Week’s Links
And everyone saw it, by Jessica Contrera – The Washington Post
Instagram now lets everyone filter comments using blocklists, will show friends’ comments first, by Josh Constine – TechCrunch
Designers Refuse To Make Clothes That Fit American Women. It’s A Disgrace. By Tim Gunn – The Washington Post
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