How do you identify (ProChoice, ProLife, ProVoice, etc)? Why?
Are your friends sexually active? How do you feel about this?
You said, “I hope they practice safe sex and have a general idea of what to do if they get pregnant” have you ever had these types of conversations with them? Would you be willing to?
Do you know what consent is (how to convey it, how to ask for it, etc)?
Do you feel like there is a correlation to unhealthy relationships, body image, and mental health? If so, can you explain?
If you were to find out you were pregnant today, what would your reaction be?
What do you think your family’s reaction would be?
What would you do if the state of Maine implemented a parental consent law? Would this affect your decision?
You said “I’d be sent to an abortion clinic, no ifs, ands, or buts,” but also eluded to the fact you’d willingly go. Do you think pressure would cause you to seek out an abortion? Would you consider carrying out the pregnancy at all? (Basically I’m curious to see if this is YOUR decision or how much influence those around you would have on this decision.)
What about if you found out your best friend was pregnant?
What is the sexual education program like at your school? How do you feel it could be improved?
Do you feel comfortable coming to your family with questions about sexuality? Why or why not?
How do you feel about the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the buffer zone in Massachusetts?
Do you have twitter? What was your response to the #YesAllWomen hashtag?
Do you have an experience you’d like to share?
At another point in time, I was standing with my friend and a guy came up to us. He said, “You guys have tits buy yourself lunch,” and threw money at us and walked away.
Once, I was standing in the back room and I was checking off a checklist of stuff I had to do. I was in his way, so I apologized and moved. His response? “You can stand in my way any time.” That is NOT okay. My coordinator took me off my register once this week to talk to me about it and she was horrified. She’s like a mother to me and she’s being so protective about this.
And then earlier in the school year, a kid (he’s gonna be a senior this year) started talking to me after jazz band rehearsal one day. He talked to me for awhile and at one point he said that he had had sex with another girl and the entire time he was picturing me. He asked me to hang out once or twice…And he also asked me if I masturbated. After awhile we stopped talking. Now, he pretends I don’t exist.
What is your reaction to the word(s), “slut” “whore” etc?
Any last minute thoughts/things you’d like to share?