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Supermodel Takes On Catholic Poland With Sex Education Campaign

The nationalist government has harnessed religion to tighten its grip on power and that’s hit women’s rights and sex education. 

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Supermodel Anja Rubik could be a symbol of any modern, progressive European country. After joining a campaign to defend women’s rights, she started tackling school sex education and published a book for teenagers that sought to counter the teachings of the Catholic Church.

In her native Poland, it means she’s fighting against the political tide. Indeed, Rubik’s drive says less about the momentum that brought gay marriage to Spain and abortion to Ireland and more about the resurgent forces of Christian conservatism being harnessed by the nationalist government.