Just caught up with Jennifer Aldoretta who wanted me to know that her company just launched their #KnowYou campaign at Groove this week to “highlight the knowledge gap in women’s reproductive health.” She reached out on Twitter and then on Facebook – and her video not only caught my attention – but nailed the issue regarding sex education. It is out dated – and does not and never did women justice because sex education is about sex. PERIOD. It didn’t seem to the creators of this type of program that women are more than the sum of the sexual parts of their body. And that my friends is what women struggle with on a daily basis.
We just launched our #KnowYou campaign at Groove to highlight the knowledge gap in women’s reproductive health.
WE ARE NOT SEXUAL OBJECTS. WOMEN ARE MORE THAN THAN THE SUM OF THEIR BODY PARTS. PERIOD.
This is why Sex Ed and birth control remain in the male domain. It is all about controlling women. I learned this early on in the game, but as I explained to Jennifer while I was trying to raise the red flag on this – most of my peers were too pill happy to notice. Until wasn’t until the 2002 NIWH study on HRT, that abruptly ended showing the risks of hormone replacement drastically outweighed the benefits the women began to start questioning synthetic hormone use. Mind, you the National Institute on Women’s Health raised millions for this study. No only was this the first independent study on HRT – it was done 30 years after the synthetic hormone use for menopause first went on the market.
How did this video come about?
CEO, of Groove, #KnowYou, Jennifer, struggled for years with severe menstrual issues and side effects from hormonal contraception. She was faced with a choice: stick with it and deal with the unbearable side effects, or quit the pill and find a way to get her body back on track without it. She decided on the latter, and what she discovered along the way was incredible.
Women’s reproductive health is a taboo topic, and as a result, many women don’t realize that their bodies are providing a live stream of valuable data every single day. This data can help you prevent pregnancy without hormones or devices, maximize your chances of getting pregnant, or help you improve and maintain your reproductive health.
So, Jennifer created an app for that.
Find out more about Groove here – and yes, she and I will be talking next week and lining up a date for a radio interview.
The web site has great information.
The video below will show how ‘crappy’ sex ed really is.