Photo: Rogue Vi
by We’Ced Youth Media, The kNOw Youth Media
Ed. Note: On Saturday, August 9th 2014, Middle State Feminists and We’Ced Youth Media teamed up to put on RESPECTICON, an all-day, sex Ed, battle of the bands event.
Taking place in downtown Merced’s Playhouse Merced, RESPECTICON featured performances from local bands and educational workshops led by local experts. Teens in attendance learned and discussed around issues such as healthy relationships, body image, rape culture, birth control and more.
In a county with one of the highest teen birth and STI rates in the state, RESPECTICON’s aim was to educate local teens on sexual safety, encourage them to respect themselves and be best prepared to handle relationships in a healthy and loving way.