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
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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
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 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 fastcompany Did you know that 71% of Freelancers are female? And that most of these women earn 55% less than their male counterparts, a statistic that makes the average wage gap between women and men seem positively quaint? Those are just some of the ugh-inducing statistics quoted Lynsey Grosfield in her article entitled, “Pretend
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
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
If you haven’t seen Zoe Quinn’s blog post, you should probably read it. It is equally tragic, surreal and extremely disturbing. It is also a scathing indictment of the justice system: “The simple fact of the matter is the criminal justice system is meant to punish, not protect. I don’t care about seeing him punished
Via CBC News “I wanted to be the bigger person, and instead of fighting fire with fire, I decided to fight it a different way and make something that was really negative into something really positive.” You go, girl. And also seriously? An Ugliest Girls poll? Ugh and sigh.
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
Via CBC Here is Notley’s reaction: “Notley downplayed the threats made against her when asked about them Tuesday, shortly after one of the web sites that posted them was taken down. Notley said she has a security unit that monitors those kind of situations. “And I’m told that none of what has occurred thus far with me