Yearly Archives: 2015

Concordia student council offers apology, compensation in harassment case

From the Montreal Gazette Read more… This is an interesting case for two reasons: 1. The online harassment was completely behind her back. She would have never known about the Facebook posts and personal email exchanges had she not stumbled on them when one of the perpetrators left their accounts open. These comments shone a

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UN Press Release: Urgent action needed to combat online violence against women and girls, says new UN report

Via UN Women -Thanks for sharing, Shanly! It looks like our project has a much heftier, international sister working towards the same goals. I learned that there is a handy new acronym for cyberviolence against women and girls (cyber vawg). Ok, it is possible that VAWG existed already and I was simply unaware of it…

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Burning down the house: Using Woolf’s Three Guineas as a template for a manifesto against gendered cyberviolence, part I

This post was originally published on in(parent)thesis  June 16, 2015 by linabranter I attended a symposium about a month ago for stakeholders of a Status of Women grant to brainstorm strategies with which to “eliminate and prevent cyberviolence”. I know. Kind of a herculean task, don’t you think? Might as well ask, how do I

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FemHack: Right in our Backyard!

Who knew? I came across this article today entitled, “FemHack- Feminism and Hacking Converge in a Montreal Tech Collective” by Christina Haralanova and Sophie Toupin while doing a bit of research on feminist design hacks for cyberviolence. I was pleasantly surprised to see this happening in Montreal and am very interested to see where it

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Minding the Gaps: Identifying strategies to address gender-based (cyber)violence

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THIS INVITATION-ONLY EVENT Please register ASAP to keep your free spot Email Eric Craven at   Minding the Gaps: Identifying strategies to address gender-based (cyber)violence An Invitational Symposium—Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:30am – 4:00pm organized by the Atwater Library and Computer Center co-hosted by the Participatory Cultures Lab, McGill