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Post-High School: Bullying

Bullying, especially bullying based on factors like gender, race, sexual orientation or gender expression, or ability, is associated with higher rates of sexual violence. In fact, some behaviors that are labeled “bullying” by schools and communities actually meet the legal definitions for sexual assault. Whether this behavior is happening in person or online, it requires a serious response from caring adults.

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How online abuse of women has spiraled out of control

Enough with online hate speech, sexual harassment and threats of violence against women and marginalized groups. It's time to take the global crisis of online abuse seriously. In this searching, powerful talk, Ashley Judd recounts her ongoing experience of being terrorized on social media for her unwavering activism and calls on citizens of the internet, the tech community, law enforcement and legislators to recognize the offline harm of online harassment.

Axe Tackles ‘Toxic Masculinity’ by Revealing How Deeply Young Men Struggle With It

In a matter of just a few years, Unilever’s Axe has gone from unabashedly (and often crassly) celebrating male stereotypes to forcefully opposing them. And its new campaign, from 72andSunny Amsterdam, represents its boldest step yet in combating what it’s now calling “toxic masculinity” and its debilitating effects on young men.

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