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Microaggressions : Power, privilege and everyday life.

Microaggressions : Power, privilege and everyday life.
Where I live the words: lesbian, gay, and bisexual are used to insult people. Or like, teenagers use them, like, for serious bullying. And i hate how it really feels insulting to be called bisexual because for crying out loud, i /am/ bisexual. March 6, 2014 | 0 comments “You shouldn’t have gone alone!” In response to me telling a close male friend of mine a bad experience I had with sexual harassment during a doctors appointment.

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Thug mentality: How two dick jokes exploded into DDoS and death threats Sunday afternoon, Adria Richards was sitting in a lecture hall at Python's PyCon conference when she heard something that didn't feel right. In the row behind her, a pair of attendees were telling jokes about "forking a repo," and the benefits of a large dongle. They were childish jokes and, given the male-dominated setting, she didn't like them. To My Old Master In August of 1865, a Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, wrote to his former slave, Jourdon Anderson, and requested that he come back to work on his farm. Jourdon — who, since being emancipated, had moved to Ohio, found paid work, and was now supporting his family — responded spectacularly by way of the letter seen below (a letter which, according to newspapers at the time, he dictated). Rather than quote the numerous highlights in this letter, I'll simply leave you to enjoy it. Do make sure you read to the end. Head over to Kottke for a brief but lovely little update about the later years of Jourdon and family.

Interviews: What Protection Of Traditional Knowledge Means To Indigenous Peoples World Intellectual Property Organization member states in July concluded the biennium work of the committee tasked with finding agreement on international legal tools to prevent misappropriation and misuse of genetic resources, traditional knowledge and folklore. Indigenous peoples and local communities are holders of a substantial part of this knowledge and are demanding that it be protected against misappropriation but also against its use without their consent. Intellectual Property Watch conducted two interviews with different indigenous groups attending the 15-24 July WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) (IPW, WIPO, 25 July 2013). The IGC is working on the protection of genetic resources (GR), traditional knowledge (TK), and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs or folklore) against misappropriation mainly by commercial interests.

Allegory of the Cave Plato realizes that the general run of humankind can think, and speak, etc., without (so far as they acknowledge) any awareness of his realm of Forms. The allegory of the cave is supposed to explain this. In the allegory, Plato likens people untutored in the Theory of Forms to prisoners chained in a cave, unable to turn their heads. All they can see is the wall of the cave. Behind them burns a fire. Between the fire and the prisoners there is a parapet, along which puppeteers can walk. A Study of Regeneration: Origins & Nature Guest contributor Andrew Bohman examines the origin and nature of the process. (Part 3). Regeneration is one topic which will always hold an air of mystery and wonder. It is difficult to understand and hard to define, some of the many reasons why it has held my interest for so long.

Terminology So, which terms do I use? Terminology, particularly as it relates to Indigenous peoples, can be tricky to navigate. A term that might be acceptable to some might be offensive to others. Because of this, many people do not feel confident using certain terms when referring to Aboriginal peoples. Fear of using the "wrong" word should never stifle important dialogue and discussions that need to be had. By taking a moment to consider the history of certain terms, it is very possible to learn and be comfortable with which words to use in which contexts.

How To Draw "How to Draw" is a collection of tutorials that will teach you everything from perspective basics to shading chrome. Never picked up a pencil before? Fear not! From simple line drawings to modern art and easy animations, we've got you covered. All projects come from Instructables.com and contain pictures for each step so you can start your masterpiece today! Instructables is the most popular project-sharing community on the Internet. Matt Smith: My Doctor – Part 5: Specials Guest contributors K-Ci Williams and Luke Gwalchmai continue their Matt Smith retrospective. We grow closer and closer to the moment of truth at Trenzalore. In today’s part of this farewell series, we shall look over Matt Smith’s portrayals in the previous Christmas specials; the highlights of his performance in the 50th Anniversary special; and his appearance in The Sarah Jane Adventures which was helmed by the woman contributor David Selby claims as ‘The Woman Who Defined Doctor Who’ (we so unsurprisingly agree). This culminates in a few ideas for what we would love to see in Smith’s final story, The Time of the Doctor. A Christmas Carol (2010 Christmas Special) In his first festive special, Matt Smith boasts a full thirteen episode series of climactic stories under his belt and progresses towards a touching story told by the Moff himself.

The Salzburg Curriculum Bringing diverse communities together is the focus of this aspect of the curriculum. It transcends the concept of global cultures and encompasses age, gender and skill levels as well. Video: R. David Lankes explains how cultural skills relate to the Salzburg Curriculum. Transcript (view as PDF): Here’s the thing: If all you do is sit in a building and maintain a collection, you have built a culture. Table of contents (With last update date) Cover Foreword (August 13, 2009) In Theory Bakhtin: Dialogism, Polyphony and Heteroglossia In the latest addition to his A-Z of Theory series, political theorist Andrew Robinson introduces, in a two-part essay, the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, one of the most important theorists of discourse in the twentieth century. In part one, Robinson introduces Bakhtin's notions of Dialogism, Polyphony and Heteroglossia. By Andrew Robinson Mikhail Bakhtin was one of the most important theorists of discourse in the twentieth century. He is sometimes termed the most important Soviet thinker in the social sciences.

Cultural Competency Welcome to the Cultural Competency Section of our website. New Cultural Competency Curriculum for Oral Health Professionals The Office of Minority Health announces the release of the Cultural Competency Program for Oral Health Professionals (CCPOHP) , an e-learning program designed to better equip oral health professionals with the knowledge and skills to better serve diverse patient populations. Press release | Blog post Please feel free to browse through this section for a comprehensive view of cultural competency. Contact Office of Minority Health (240-453-2882) with any questions.

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