Planting Seeds of Change

“You cannot force someone to comprehend a message they are not ready to receive.
Still, you must never underestimate the power of planting a seed.”

“Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.”

This week, a few articles showed up on my radar that seem very appropriate and useful to share with you…

Change is Coming

In 1964, the seeds of civil rights, including the protections from sexual harassment in the workplace, were sown into the legal system. Now, those seeds are starting to bare edible fruit. And some new seeds are beginning to get sown.

The MS. Magazine article that came out July 2 celebrates nine new ways that the old and new seeds are getting fortified.

Consent on Campus

From a very young age, we learn that reading books and stories is a marvelous way to learn about the world. Books and stories help us learn about things we have never seen or experienced. In the case of misadventures and tales of woe, hearing other people’s stories helps us learn to avoid causing or experiencing pain. This is one of the reasons why I started this blog… the more we hear each other’s stories about sexual harassment, the more we learn how to and how NOT to behave.

Learning how to say “No” and responding appropriately to “No” are two essential life skills to learn, for all of us, especially when it comes to sex and consensual sexual relationships. Because anything other than consensual crosses the line. The New York Times article from May 10 offers us 45 stories to help us learn some sad, disturbing, but valuable lessons. Seed. Planted.

What other seeds are you aware of? Please share them!


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