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August 15, 2014 - Weekly Roundup Archive

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August 15, 2014

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IRELAND

  • Challenge for young men is not to 'man-up' but to 'open-up'
    Mr O’Connell said: I think we could be doing a lot more to encourage frank and open dialogue around male emotions and sexual behaviour and having spent a lot of time in school talking with second level students, I do feel that our inherited inhibitions around opening up are causing a vacuum, which is being filled by damaging behaviour, particularly in the case of young male adolescents.
    Irish Times
    August 15, 2014

IRELAND

  • Anal sex study reveals climate of 'coercion'
    A study on why teenage heterosexual couples may engage in anal sex has revealed a climate of coercion, with consent and mutuality not always a priority for the boys who are trying to persuade girls into having it.
    The Independent
    August 15, 2014

  • A-levels 2014: gender gap between boys and girls 'closing'
    Figures from the Joint Council for Qualifications show that boys are catching up with girls at A-level – and even stretching ahead in terms of elite A* grades – following changes to the exams system
    The overall gap between the two at the top grades is now smaller than at any time since 1999.
    The Telegraph
    August 14, 2014