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How #MeToo is changing sex ed policies, even in red states


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SOURCE: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/how-metoo-changing-sex-ed-policies-even-red-states-n1039616
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Several conservative states were among those taking steps toward broader sex ed that, while not as far-reaching as California’s, represent important shifts that could lead to more comprehensive policies down the line.In Tennessee, for example, where Republicans control the Senate, House and governor’s office, lawmakers passed a bill encouraging schools to provide education on sexual violence awareness.And in Utah, where Republicans hold a veto-proof majority in both chambers, the state's Republican governor signed a law allowing educators to discuss contraception in public school classrooms.Mississippi, Georgia and Arkansas lawmakers attempted bills, too, although theirs did not pass.Renewed interest in the issue was fueled in part by legislative flips during last November's midterm elections that brought into office more Democrats — and more women lawmakers — but also by questions about sexual assault and consent raised by the #MeToo movement.Although women hold fewer than 30 percent of state legislative seats, they introduced five out of every seven state bills updating sex education standards that were enacted in the past year, according to a recent brief by the left-leaning Center for American Progress think tank.

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