The Number 1 Thing Your Child Needs to Be Safe

STF AdminAwareness, ChildrenLeave a Comment

A Parent. It sounds trite, but it really is that straightforward. I didn’t say simple, or easy, but yes it’s straightforward. Your child needs you to be their parent. They don’t need you to be their friend. That’s what their peers are for. Children are not honest or vulnerable with their friends. Children don’t run to their friends with big … Read More

How Watching Old Movies Can Heal Your Mind

STF AdminCulture, Information Overload1 Comment

Gregory Peck & Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday (1953). Several years ago my family was having a movie day. Now, for most families, this might be a rather straightforward experience, but I come from a very large family filled with professional public speakers. So a “discussion” about which movie to watch is more like a political debate mixed with multi-media … Read More

The Lonely Legacy Of Hugh Hefner: The Playboy Who Didn’t Learn How To Tango

Josh GilmanCulture, Healthy Sexuality, Musings, Sexual Revolution2 Comments

By Josh Gilman: The top trending story around the world this morning was the death of the founder of Playboy, Hugh Hefner. The death of every human is a sad day, but unfortunately today’s memorials to the man who made pornography so mainstream he nearly put himself out of business, are in their very adulation a condemnation of his life’s … Read More

Love Gives Me the Strength to Fight

STF AdminCommunity, Freedom, Rape Culture, WomenLeave a Comment

By Laura Davis The door clicks shut as he exits the room. My mind is still racing with arguments half-formed, and unspoken. This is unfair. This isn’t all my fault. You can’t just leave as soon as things get complicated. And, quieter:  I can’t deal with this on my own. Still angry, I turn to Facebook and flip through posts. … Read More

Two Terrible Lessons From Ted Cruz’s Twitter-Porn Incident

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On Monday evening former presidential candidate Ted Cruz was trending on Twitter for the unpleasant reason that his Twitter account had “liked” a porn video. For those happily unfamiliar with Twitter, this means that someone with access to Ted Cruz’s Twitter account had hit the “like” button on a full-length hardcore pornographic video, placing it in most of his follower’s … Read More