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The Guilfordian : Rape culture invades social and mainstream media

“I have no sympathy for whores,” tweeted Twitter user cody_saltsman.

“So you got drunk at a party and two people take advantage of you, that’s not rape, you’re just a loose drunk slut,” tweeted another user under the account name romano_santino.

User fellerSuter posted, “I would lay my life on it she (the Steubenville victim) was more than willing, almost inviting.”


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Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's curator insight, April 8, 2013 2:04 AM

I disagree in part with this article. 

 

No, this is not the way America talks about rape. Social media has just allowed us to be more vocal about things. The problem is that a lot of us don't know how to use this ability for things that matter. 

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Ring the Bell to put an end to violence against women

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In 2008, global human rights organization Breakthrough launched the Bell Bajao ("Ring the Bell") campaign to break the cycle of violence against violence in India. The idea was simple. When men hea...

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Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's curator insight, May 6, 2013 6:13 PM

Ending gender-based violence should be on everyone's agenda. There is no excuse for it to still exist in 2013. 

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CATHERINE (KATIE) ORENSTEIN, Founder and Director of The OpEd Project - Investing in a different world conversation

CATHERINE (KATIE) ORENSTEIN, Founder and Director of The OpEd Project - Investing in a different world conversation | Avant-Garde Ladies | Scoop.it

The OpEd Project is about increasing the number of women thought leaders contributing to key commentary forums—which feed all other media, and drive thought leadership across all industries—to a tipping point.  We envision a world in which the best ideas—regardless of where or whom they come from—will have a chance to be heard and shape society and the world. We - our leaders and the public - are not getting the information and ideas we need to make the best decisions.  Our world conversation is currently an echo chamber that reproduces the same narrow range of  (85% male) voices over and over. Even worse among academics: a May 2008 Rutgers University study found that 97% of op-eds by scholars in the Wall Street Journal are written by men. What is the cost to society when so many of our best minds and best ideas are left out?  What could we accomplish if together we invested in our missing brain power?


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Lisa Hall | President & CEO of Calvert Foundation | Investing in Women is Smart Economics

Lisa Hall | President & CEO of Calvert Foundation | Investing in Women is Smart Economics | Avant-Garde Ladies | Scoop.it

At Calvert Foundation, investors purchase Community Investment Notes in amounts as small as $20, and Calvert Foundation then lends that money to qualified organizations working to build and revitalize communities in the U.S. and around the world.

CEO Lisa Hall uses her work at Calvert Foundation to empower women-centered businessess and organizations through the Women INvesting in Women INitiative (WIN-WIN). 

"We shift from “women’s rights are human rights” to “investing in women is smart economics"."Women’s rights and women’s equality are symptom of economic injustice, which is the real disease. People have looked closely to see, wait a minute, these things are completely related and you’re never going to get the full equality for women if you don’t get economic justice for women."

More on Win-Win http://www.calvertfoundation.org/winwin and @womenwinwin


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Violence No More event at the University of Toronto

Violence No More event at the University of Toronto | Avant-Garde Ladies | Scoop.it
Andrea Smith (Cherokee scholar-activist and co-founder of INCITE! Women of Color against Violence), Families of Sisters in Spirit, Lisa Yellow-Quill, and Sarah Hunt will be at the University of Tor...

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Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's curator insight, April 22, 2013 1:51 AM

If you live in Toronto, Canada, here is an event that you may want to check out. 

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Naomi Devine - Environmental and Social Activist - Ride2Rio

Naomi Devine - Environmental and Social Activist - Ride2Rio | Avant-Garde Ladies | Scoop.it

February 15, 2012, Naomi climbs aboard her bike saddle in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and begins her journey from Vancouver to Rio de Janeiro, covering 130 or so days and some 11,200 kilometres. Her final destination? The Rio+20 summit, also known as the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

Her goal is to journey these 11,200 kms with a minimal environmental footprint, but achieving maximum awareness about sustainable transport, global environmental concerns and the potential for each of us to make a difference by the choices we make and the people we meet everyday. Follow @naomidevine / @ride2rio


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Pamela Chng | Founder Bettr Barista | “Making the world a better place, one barista at a time

Pamela Chng | Founder Bettr Barista | “Making the world a better place, one barista at a time | Avant-Garde Ladies | Scoop.it

Initiated by Pamela Chng’s simple desire of a better cup of coffee, the Bettr Barista Coffee Academy is a social enterprise dedicated towards equipping disadvantaged and underprivileged women with skills and tools to lead a better life. These are not just limited to brewing quality coffee, but offers a more holistic programme where physical and emotional trainings are included, all seeking to empower these women who have less than others. At the same time, this organisation aims to increase overall coffee standards in Singapore by producing better baristas and coffee professionals. As its vision goes: “Making the world a better place, one barista at a time.” Website: http://www.bettrbarista.com/ and follow them on twitter @bettrbarista


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