Text What You’d Say Part II

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For those of you who don’t know I was sexually harassed over text message a few months ago, and I wrote a story about it called Text What You’d Say. If you haven’t read it I suggest reading it before you read this article. After I wrote the Text What You’d Say Article, I went to my Universities Inamori Ethics Prize Symposium. Dr. Mukwege, the recipient, is a physician in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who has dedicated his life … Continue…

BringBackOurGirls

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Stand to End Rape/STER and HER are partnering to demand the release of the #Nigerian #ChibokGirls. We won’t keep silent. Our voices will unite to #BringBackOurGirls.  On April 14th, 273 school girls were kidnapped from the Chibok Government Secondary School by Boko Haram Terrorists in Nigeria. 230 of these girls are still missing. Around the world the cry for justice has been accompanied by the hashtag BringBackOurGirls. As the days turned into weeks and weeks into months Equality for HER wanted report the … Continue…

Bastille

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This week’s artist of the week, is our first band to receive the honor of #HERArtistoftheWeek Bastille, is the latest #HERArtistoftheWeek. The first band to win such an honor, however it is not surprising given Dan Smith’s start as a singer/songwriter. The British band broke through the American charts with their historically referenced song Pompeii. 

Perpetuating Stereotypes

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by Marie-Therese Yokum There is absolutely nobody in the world that can avoid stereotypes. Even Johnny Appleseed is prone to a look, stare, or typical category for something that he does on a regular basis. Good or bad, we are categorized based off of behaviors, mannerisms, cultures, likes and dislikes. The irony is that because nobody can avoid the dilemma and stigma that is a stereotype, nobody should ever participate in the spreading, enhancing, or perpetuating stereotypes. The spreading, listening and contributing … Continue…

Munira Abukar

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Munira Abukar is running for city Council in ward two in Toronto, Canada.  During the campaign, some of her campaign signs were defaced with racist and hateful messages.  The words “go back home,” and “bitch” scrawled in red marker across the campaign posters, serve as a reminder that racism is far from gone. Abukar is a 22-year-old political activist and graduate of Ryerson University in Canada. Munira’s bravery and passion for becoming part of the political scene is inspiring, yet she is dealing with racial discrimination … Continue…