via cbc.ca Imagine you are going about your life and then one day, out of the blue, CBC calls telling you there’s a semi-nude photo of you being shared around the internet. Yeah. That’s what happened to Bonnie Hanna: “[She] had no idea there were revealing photos of her posted publicly on the internet until CBC
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 TeenVogue Lauren Duca has gotten some pretty nasty messages as a woman with an opinion, but especially since she wrote a piece about Trump. But as she points out, it doesn’t have to be political to be triggered online: “I did a couple of things that agitated the internet’s underbelly over the past month.
Via Twitter “Following widespread sexual assaults that took place at New Year’s Eve celebrations in Bengaluru, campaign group Feminism In India urged women to share their experiences of sexual harassment with the hashtag #YesAllWomen.”
Via IT Pro Image: Kevin White Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube and Microsoft signed an agreement back in May, which included stipulations forcing them to remove or disable hateful content within 24 hours of detecting it. However, according to a new report by the EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova, tech firms are failing to meet these standards.
Via Golf Digest Competitive golfer Paige Spiranac spoke out about the cyberbullying she experienced when she missed the cut for the Ladies European Tour last year. After another cyberbullied teen was recently pushed to suicide, it’s vital that public figures continue to speak out against cyberbullying. “It doesn’t matter how I play this week, it really
Via The Creators Project Image: Isaac Bowen The NYU Game Center has create a new scholarship that would cover full tuition for three female-identifying MFA students. There’s a strong artistic ethos running through the school. “Many of my colleagues prided themselves on artistry and looking deeper into game design as a means of expression, exploration and
Image: Jorge Sanmartín Maïssa (Flickr) Here are some links about cyberviolence (mostly positive)! Women and girls with disabilities are at higher risk of cyberviolence. Many policies have been written, but only that. No follow through has occurred by the creation of programs or services created. …although technology provides great opportunities for supporting women and girls with disabilities, it
Over at The Guardian, Matt Lees wrote about What Gamergate should have taught us about the ‘alt-right’. In 2016, new wave conservative media outlets like Breitbart have gained trust with their audience by painting traditional news sources as snooty and aloof. In 2014, video game YouTube stars, seeking to appear in touch with online gaming
Via Quartz A new report released by the Data & Society Research Institute and the Center for Innovative Public Health Research found that 47% of Americans have experienced online harassment and abuse, from nasty name-calling to stalking and privacy violations. This is concerning on its own, but the data also shows worrisome demographic divisions. This
House of Commons’ Standing Committee on the Status of Women Canada: Violence against Women and Girls in Canada
By Dr Shanly Dixon On September, 25, 2016, I was asked to speak to the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on the Status of Women Canada: Violence against Women and Girls in Canada. It was an honor to be asked and I felt very lucky to be able to speak honestly and from the heart
(Thanks to Lynn Verge for the links!) A story from St. John’s made the National news last week when a journalist Tara Bradbury received misogynist hate mail simply for covering a local Feminist festival. She responded by writing about the experience. Especially noteworthy was the support from her editor and the larger community. Here is
Via The Ottawa Citizen The debate at Carleton highlights the importance of language when it comes to developing policy: “Under provincial law, all universities must produce a policy by next January. Many universities, including the University of Ottawa, have already finalized their policies. But at Carleton, the process has been tumultuous, and whether or not
Introducing the Needs Assessment: Purpose and Context Purpose This document serves to consolidate the results of our consultations with a broad segment of the Montreal Anglophone community which included: young people (mostly but not exclusively girls and women), college students and faculty, high school students, librarians, counselors, teachers, university students, school board personnel, the video
Here is the awesome Lit Review written by Stephanie Fisher for Phase 1 of our project. Here’s the intro to get you started: “We have to acknowledge that online threats are as real and unacceptable as threats posed in the offline world. The landmark resolution 20/8 on internet freedom adopted by United Nations Human Rights Council