A Band Aid for a Larger Issue

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Girl Code, Guy Code, Opinion, School
Written By: Sarah Kallis, 16
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While it seem like an easy solution to the problem, my school’s new skort rule is actually a Band-Aid for a much larger issue: consent. I believe that while administration had the students’ best interests at heart, they missed the mark on identifying the deeper issue.

Hear What Black Boys Think About Dating Violence

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Guy Code, Identity, Race/Ethnicity, Relationships, Teen Dating Violence, VOX Investigates
Written By: Jason Crichton
Jason interviewed several young men at PADV's Teen Summit to share their perspectives and experiences regarding dating violence.

Partnership Against Domestic Violence is an organization based in Atlanta that educates young people about healthy relationships. They held a summit in March for Atlanta’s youth to talk about dating violence. I got to chat with some teenage boys — who happen to be black – about what they learned and hope to learn. Click […]

Behaviors & Traits of a Domestic Abuser

  |  Topic: Guy Code, Relationships, Teen Dating Violence, VOX Investigates
Written By: Mikael Trench
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  “So, it’s really a sense of accomplishment, of power…” says Ulster Douglas, executive director of the organization Men Stopping Violence, when asked how domestic abusers feel about their actions. When it comes to dating and domestic violence, our attention is usually focused on the victim. The victim is never at fault, but finding out […]

Clothing is Losing its Gender: Jaden Smith’s Louis Vuitton Campaign Bends Gender Norms

  |  Topic: Culture, Fashion, Guy Code, VOX Greatest Hits
Written By: Mackenzie Rowe
Jaden Smith dons a skirt in a Louis Vuitton ad, drawing criticism about what boys should and should not wear.

Recently, Jaden Smith, model, actor, and thought provoking Twitter user, signed on as the spokesperson for Louis Vuitton. What’s more, he can be seen in the fashion spreads wearing skirts, causing some gender norms conversations:   #JadenSmith just another example of a broken child star — [Insert Name Here] (@SizweMonsterNka) January 25, 2016     […]

Beauty Secrets for Clear Skin

  |  Topic: Advice, General, Girl Code, Guy Code, Health and Wellness
Written By: Alexes Harris
Alexes demonstrates the benefits of using honey on your skin.

Obtaining clear skin, believe it or not, is not difficult. You don’t need to buy expensive products from infomercials or buy makeup to cover blemishes on your skin. Instead, you can use what’s in your cabinets and refrigerators at home to achieve those skin goals. I want to share a few tips that I have […]