Content Warning: These articles include descriptions of sexual assault. This brilliant NPR investigation shines a light on people with disabilities and how sexual assault affects them. Most importantly, it debunks myths about how sexual assaults affects people with disabilities and raises awareness to the general public.
Category Archives: Awesome Initiatives
Via Digital Spy Twitter announced today three important changes in their fight against cyberbullying: “Today, we’re announcing three changes: stopping the creation of new abusive accounts, bringing forward safer search results, and collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality Tweets. Stopping the creation of new abusive accounts: We’re taking steps to identify people who have been permanently
Via Huffington Post Tomorrow is the big Women’s March on Washington, DC. In a show of solidarity and support, many cities across the globe are organizing similar events to coincide with this event. After today, taking to the streets no longer feels optional but imperative. Seeing all those shoes getting ready to march made me
Via CBCNews “In the online context, I think the violence that is experienced is trivialized,” says Kendra Milne, director of law reform at the Vancouver-based West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF). “Some cases tend to turn into a bit of a subjective analysis about whether or not the women involved should have been reasonably fearful
Via Vox (by way of Eric- thanks for sharing!) This article made me want to run home and re-watch Veronica Mars all over again. But then again, that’s how I feel everyday… Check out how this English Composition Professor at Berkeley uses the TV show to not only highlight story-telling tropes (it is a wonderful
From CBC’s Spark Well, if this isn’t the most relevant Spark segment for this blog, I don’t know what is… Listen here.
Via Medium “We want CEOs to use Project Include as a resource for creating meaningful solutions and to tailor our recommendations to their startups and situations. We want executives and managers to understand that diversity and inclusion is a company-wide effort driven from the top down to every employee: If a CEO isn’t invested in
Via CBC’s Unreserved I just heard this on CBC and thought I would post it. Here’s a sample of Ian Campeau’s explaining his decision: “When you oppress women as you’re trying to elevate your community, you’re oppressing half of the people you’re trying to elevate,” Campeau explained. This re-examination of what he listens to at
Via Shanly (thanks for this!) via Medium Flower Speech: New Responses to Hatred Online by Susan Benesch, is a little beacon of light in the sea of despair that is online hate speech. In the vein of Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything, where she describes some grass roots environmental-protest movements from around the world
(Via fastcoexist) This is the first I have heard of this wonderful campaign that has as its mission to create a Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights. Founded by Amanda Nguyen, who was confronted with the “hostile place” that is the criminal justice system when her own rape kit was almost destroyed, has taken a
I will admit, I have never given Monica Lewinsky much thought. So it was with great interest that I read about how she has decided to use her experience as “the object of the first great internet shaming” to advocate for a more compassionate internet. Here is some of her advice for those who find
Menstrual leave. Huh. Who knew this was even a thing? That was my first reaction when I saw the title of this article. And I’ll admit to indulging in a “really? Is that really necessary?” Then I thought about my response to my daughters’ complaints around their cycle (basically, take an Advil and suck it
Hey Girl Global, a new magazine set to launch in fall 2016, is looking for creatives! Thanks to Shanly for sharing! HGG CALL FOR CREATIVES
Via A List Apart (Thanks Eric and Kirsten for sharing!) Our users don’t live the tidy little lives we’ve concocted for our personas, with their limited set of problems. Life is messy and unpredictable; some days, terrible. When planning a project, it’s important not to let our excitement lull us into blithely ignoring life’s harsher
And over in the Right to the City corner, is an interesting musing on community activism via an OKCupid love story! Here is the link to the original blog post and movie.