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
Author Archives: Lina
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.”
(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
Via the BBC The Threats and Abuse Outspoken Pakistani Women Receive “Popular insults include “slut”, “prostitutes”, or worse.” “It started off with the usual words of abuse for women – “bitch” and “whore”. Then someone posted my phone number with the implicit advice to “teach me a lesson”. ” “Another asked how I could come
Just reading the following articles about the abuse Leslie Jones, star of the new Ghostbusters movie, had to endure and feeling, well, discouraged even if there was a small victory. Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones hits back at ‘crazy’ and ‘sick’ racist abuse Leslie Jones Twitter Row: Breitbart Editor Banned Over Abuse And this salient editorial
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 Gamasutra Eek. This has been sitting as a draft for me to share for over a month now. Time I get on it and post it. It is a longer reading, so make sure you have your cup of coffee all set and some time set aside to read it. Here are a couple
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.