Illustration by Chrissy Curtin
Social media is bridging the gap between unrealistic representations in porn and inadequate sex education in schools, providing information about sex that is inclusive, consensual, and positive. Else shares her views on why sex education is failing young people and what needs to be done to change this.
A think-piece by one of our Stand Up! Ambassadors on how harmful gender norms and stereotypes can contribute to the perpetration as well as acceptance of gender based violence in society.
A poem and personal reflection on processing the effects of a damaging relationship.
A personal and courageous story from a young woman on her experience of a controlling relationship
An opinion piece that reflects on how issues of sexual violence are addressed in society
A poem that deals with sexualisation, pressure, and consent
A poem written by our Stand Up! Ambassadors that addresses 'victim blaming' and gender based violence and demands a 'zero tolerance' society
Illustration by Erin Aniker
A poem from one of our Stand Up! Ambassadors expressing what it means to be a young feminist in today's society
Illustration by Camila Rosa
A poem that explores gender norms and how people can break-away from these
An opinion piece that explores what it means to be a feminist, why it is important, and how it can benefit everyone
Welcome to the Stand Up! platform for young people's voices from across the Scottish Highlands.
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