Rape Culture at the Department of Veterans' Affairs

Survivors of rape should not have to hear rape jokes at medical facilities that treats rape survivors. But they do. What is the Department of Veterans’ Affairs doing to combat its rape culture?   Image Credit: Bob Shepard via Flickr ...more
As executive director, how much power/influence do you have over things like this in practice?more

18 Extremely Helpful Resources for Blogger-Journalists

The resources below help me enormously when I work on news stories—whether working on a post about something in the news or doing original reporting. Bookmark and follow them, and you'll quickly become more informed, find story ideas, and add tools to your reporter's toolbox. ...more
These are great, Julie! Many I'm familiar with, and I'm grateful for the ones I'm not.more

If You've Never Seen the Astonishingly Talented Sarah Jones ... Prepare to Be Impressed

I would like to introduce you to Sarah Jones...and Lorraine and Nereida and Habiba and Anna and Praveen... and a dozen others.I want to introduce them all to you because they all deserve to be seen and heard, and they are—through Sarah Jones. Image Credit: United Nations via YouTube ...more

Are schools the new war zone?

We are not stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria. We are not fighting the spread of the Ebola virus in Sierra-Leone and we are not marching the streets of Ferguson, Missouri but we may be suffering from PTSD. We are walking the streets of urban America. We fight and live in the schools in urban America. ...more

Rape Culture at the Department of Veterans' Affairs

Survivors of rape should not have to hear rape jokes at medical facilities that treats rape survivors. But they do. What is the Department of Veterans’ Affairs doing to combat its rape culture?   Image Credit: Bob Shepard via Flickr ...more
As executive director, how much power/influence do you have over things like this in practice?more

18 Extremely Helpful Resources for Blogger-Journalists

The resources below help me enormously when I work on news stories—whether working on a post about something in the news or doing original reporting. Bookmark and follow them, and you'll quickly become more informed, find story ideas, and add tools to your reporter's toolbox. ...more
These are great, Julie! Many I'm familiar with, and I'm grateful for the ones I'm not.more

Why Isn't There A Federal Holiday Named After A Woman?

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If You've Never Seen the Astonishingly Talented Sarah Jones ... Prepare to Be Impressed

I would like to introduce you to Sarah Jones...and Lorraine and Nereida and Habiba and Anna and Praveen... and a dozen others.I want to introduce them all to you because they all deserve to be seen and heard, and they are—through Sarah Jones. Image Credit: United Nations via YouTube ...more

Ted Cruz is signing up for Obama care!!

Ted Cruz the Canadian born who is going to run for President in 2016 says he will repeal Obama Care. Guess who is signing up for Obama Care???http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/24/1373056/-Ted-Cruz-becomes-the-n......more

Is Going Niqab Just as Extreme as Going Topless?

Every issue we come across or have to face today is at an extreme. There is no longer such a thing as being balanced, just a lot of bickering about who is right. And one of the most visible examples of this is when it comes to how we choose to dress — or not — such as in the case of Zunera Ishaq, a Pakistani immigrant who is appealing the ban on wearing a niqab to her Canadian citizenship ceremony. ...more

CNN's Too Many Cooks Parody Will Help You Survive the Election

Sometimes social media is the best way to shine light on the harsh truths of the world, such as the fact that our election process is ridonculous. The next election is two years away, but the coverage has been running hardcore for months (years?). CNN took a moment to poke fun at itself and politicans in general in their parody of the Adult Swim's parody (damn, that is meta) Too Many Cooks. It's Too Many Cooks, election-style. ...more

In Brazil, new law on femicide to offer greater protection

Coinciding with the new law, Brazil is the first pilot country adapting the Latin American Model Protocol for the Investigation of Gender-related Violent Deaths, promoted by UN Women and OHCHR - ...more