There Are Some Things That Private Parts Cannot Tell You. (Unless They Happen To Talk.)

Ever find yourself confused about certain aspects of sexuality, gender identity, or gender expression? I've certainly embarrassed myself by mixing things up in the past, but this little crash course is a great helper. And even if you're still a bit confused after you've watched it, that's cool — as long as you remember the part that comes at 2:18.

There Are Some Things That Private Parts Cannot Tell You. (Unless They Happen To Talk.)

Some may make the (valid) point that gender identity and gender expression don't necessarily fall under the category of "human sexuality," and that's worth keeping in mind. But the fact that we're having this conversation is hugely important. Like, as huge as that blow-up doll's penis is. Not that size matters.

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18

Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)

"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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