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Learning About Sexual Assault And Healthy Relationships

Zara Ahmed, a first year student at Ohlone College

Watching the hearings about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and reading about the assault allegations against the two U.S. presidential candidates, student Zara Ahmed wonders why it all seems so downplayed. Then a light bulb went off: It's what we're taught — or not taught — that explains our cultural conditioning. In this episode of tbh, Zara says that we need to talk to teens more about sex and healthy relationships, not less, if we want to see change.

"I remember learning about sex a lot and drugs, and all those health-related topics. But I think consent was kind of in the conversation, not even an hour, like, maybe five minutes." - 19-year-old Andrea Carpano

This episode was edited by Holly J. McDede and engineered by Julia Llinas Goodman, Gabe Grabin, James Rowlands.   

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