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Failing to communicate well in a relationship about sexual behavior can end up leading to disappointment, shame, exploitation, coercion and even assault.
If we are truly pro-life, we should be voting overwhelmingly for affordable health care, affordable child care and an increase in minimum wage.
If we can provide this education for those who need it, it is our responsibility to do so — in our schools, in our churches and anywhere else we can promote respect and inclusion.
“Mansplaining” happens when a man explains something, usually to a woman, in a way that is patronizing.
It’s also about chipping away at the persistent shame around sexual behavior that leads to real harm.
I hope that the efforts to create support for LGBTQ parents in Federal Way thrive.
There are real consequences to gender stereotypes.
What are your rules about showing affection to relatives?
Less than 8 percent of all sexual assault reports are false.
School should not be a place where lives are threatened, whether by gun violence, or by ignorant and vitriolic bullying that contributes to suicide.
As the summer begins to wind down, I want to encourage us all to take a moment and enjoy it with our bodies. Yes, this… Continue reading
As I began to write an opinion piece earlier this summer, the internet was blowing up with the latest sexual harassment scandal: Morgan Freeman. Sigh.… Continue reading
Here’s a pet peeve of mine: fake apologies. You know what I’m talking about. The ones that sound like this: “I’m sorry you feel that… Continue reading
I recently had the privilege of being invited to visit a country in Africa to lead a comprehensive and inclusive sexuality training. The local leaders… Continue reading
Dear Survivors, I believe you. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and I want you to know that I believe your stories, I see how… Continue reading
Dear Mattel and moms concerned about role models for your daughters, Thank you, Mattel, for once again making changes and additions to your line of… Continue reading
February is National Condom Month, and I’m celebrating this year by outlining my top five reasons why we should have condoms available in every Federal… Continue reading
Johnson: conversations about consent, dealing with rejection need to happen repeatedly.
It’s December, and time for our holiday-themed Sex in the Suburbs article. This year, I reached out to someone near and dear, and who happens… Continue reading
Stigma kills. Hidden in attitudes, in what is not said aloud, in exclusion and revulsion, stigma thrives in silence. And it is alive and way… Continue reading