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Microaggressions : Power, privilege and everyday life.

Microaggressions : Power, privilege and everyday life.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Nine Videos on Kindness, Empathy, and Connection I'd like to offer up a video playlist to remind all of us about the power of empathy, kindness, and human connections. It's always a good time to practice gratitude for the relationships that sustain us all -- for the people who have taught us in a school setting and beyond, and for the young ones we are able to nurture and inspire. I was also thinking about how many of us are living out the paradox of being ever more plugged in, and ever more aware of what's happening in our community via social media platforms, while at the same time, face-to-face interactions are less frequent than ever before. We are in constant touch, but barely touching. Watching these videos made me remember the importance of re-connecting, treating people with kindness and respect, and being generous and compassionate to both loved ones and strangers. Video Playlist: Kindness, Empathy, and Connection Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube.

Ce monde sexiste m'épuise C’était une matinée absolument étouffante. Derrière la vitre du bus qui me ramenait de Lille à Paris, bouffée par le mal de mer, je me retenais de rendre mon absence de petit déj’. À côté de moi, un gars matait mes cuisses en me codant en morse avec ses paupières « Grosse pute » ou quelque chose d’approchant. Hésitant à me délivrer de mon mal des transports directement sur son jean, je me suis contenue et je suis sortie, titubante, pour longer les quais de Seine et marcher un peu. Je me suis subitement retrouvée morte de jalousie : j’aurais fait n’importe quoi pour virer ce gros pull qui m’avait bien servi dans le bus de nuit mais qui maintenant me rendait dingue. Ce jour-là, j’ai été prise d’une rage rare pour mon caractère doux : j’en ai eu marre. J’en ai marre de m’expliquer Aujourd’hui je veux que l’exigence de pédagogie change de camp. J’en ai marre de m’excuser Aujourd’hui je veux que les excuses changent de camp. J’en ai marre d’attendre

Everyday Sexism Chronicles Those Small, But Meaningful, Acts of Casual Sexism Microaggressions. Those little things that, on their surface, “aren’t such a big deal,” but are actually illustrative of how far we haven’t come as a society. The things that you point at to say “actually, we’re nowhere near equality.” The concept of microaggressions was originally developed in a racial context, to discuss: “the ‘everyday insults, indignities and demeaning messages sent to people of color by well-intentioned white people who are unaware of the hidden messages being sent to them,’ in [Derald Wing] Sue's definition.” Microaggressions became a popular site for collating examples, submitted by users with a range of experiences. Each event, observation and experience posted is not necessarily particularly striking in and of themselves. Each carries a sting. “Everyday Sexism” is specifically collecting examples of sexist microaggressions, the things people casually say to women to reinforce their role in society. Women tell their stories.

Social interaction and the role of empathy in information and knowledge management: A literature review | Faye Miller Social Interaction and the Role of Empathy in Information and Knowledge Management messaging, email, virtual reference ser-vices) to standard practices.” The strategyof information professionals meeting usersin their online spaces (social networking,Twitter, etc.) and catering for user needswithin their contexts has become thenorm. The literature indicates that peopleare becoming less likely to meet within in-stitutional contexts and thus there is lessimportance placed on physical places suchas libraries or other organizations (Hiller,2004). conceptual age (Pink,2005). tion with the eld of social psychologyis the growing signicance of affective (emotional) factors (Nahl & Bilal, 2007),alongside cognitive (thinking) factors, todevelop holistic perspectives into infor-mation behavior and the provision of emo-tional support for clients, including the useof empathy during an information experi-ence. Relationship Between InformationBehavior and Empathy ing elds.

L'Art et La Manière | Deux écoles, une philosophie C’est complètement dingue. On en apprend tous les jours. Y a le lot des bonnes surprises, qui vous donnent la niaque pour la journée, mais y a aussi le contrecoup parce qu’on choisit pas toujours ce qu’on apprend. Bref, ce mardi de novembre, malgré le froid, un sourire scindait mon visage. Sauf que badaboum, errant avec mon café sur des sites très peu recommandables (oui les sites sérieux, objectifs, impartiaux tout ça tout ça), je tombe sur ce magnifique article. Pourquoi ces journées ? Bon de base, moi je pensais qu’on faisait des « journées internationales » pour des causes, quitte à ce qu’elles soient un peu naïves. Parmi ces journées certaines ont une histoire importante, une histoire de lutte par exemple. Sauf que voilà, dans ma vision un peu angélique, j’avais oublié qu’on pouvait faire des journées de tout et n’importe quoi. Et à tout cela s’ajoute, la journée de l’homme. Les tourments de l’homme moderne Oh que c’est dur d’être un homme ! Il y a plus de suicide chez les hommes ?

How the web became a sexists' paradise | World news Last week, Kathy Sierra, a well-known software programmer and Java expert, announced that she had cancelled her speaking engagements and was "afraid to leave my yard" after being threatened with suffocation, rape and hanging. The threats didn't come from a stalker or a jilted lover and they weren't responses to a controversial book or speech. Sierra's harassers were largely anonymous, and all the threats had been made online. Sierra had been receiving increasingly abusive comments on her website, Creating Passionate Users, over the previous year, but had not expected them to turn so violent - her attackers not only verbally assaulting her ("fuck off you boring slut . . . I hope someone slits your throat") but also posting photomontages of her on other sites: one with a noose next to her head and another depicting her screaming with a thong covering her face. Since she wrote about the abuse on her website, the harassment has increased. Most disturbing is how accepted this is.

Tribal Library Toolkit - home lespiplettespoilues.wordpress Geek Girl Con: Speaking Out on Online Sexism Anita Sarkeesian and Maile Martinez by Jarrah Hodge (trigger warning for misogyny and language) This past weekend I headed down to Seattle for the second annual Geek Girl Con, which I’d been to the year before. On the issue of the sexism, harassment and misogyny that exists in geek culture, there were no shortage of truly appalling examples presented. Even having followed the blogging and reporting around Anita’s recent experience with violent sexism in the gaming community, it was disturbing to see examples of some of the YouTube comments and tweets she received projected on the big Con screens. Anita shared how after she went public with the harassment, the group doing the harassing made it their mission to silence her comments on that, trying to flag all her social media accounts as “hate speech” or “terrorism” to get them blocked: Another GGC panel made it clear that online misogyny is not confined to the gaming community. Davis-Roth was soon drawn in as a fellow Skepchick blogger.

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. Colonisers Put Traditional Knowledge in the Public Domain

Même pas peur | Solenn denis, fabriqueuse de drames Je ne savais pas quoi faire de ma peau, je ne savais pas. Fallait bien m’occuper. Alors j’ai écris, j’ai enregistré, j’ai bidouillé du son, j’ai filmé la rue, j’ai monté tout ça, et sept heures plus tard, ça faisait une vidéo. (Le site du Ministère de Intérieur, donna sur le site du gouvernement, des Conseils aux femmes le 9 août 2012. "J’accuse la peur, j’accuse les discours étatiques visant à maintenir la femme dans l’assurance qu’elle est une proie faible de par sa condition même de femme et qu’elle ne peut lutter contre cela, autrement qu’en se calfeutrant et renonçant à tout dangers possibles. ***POUR INFO, puisqu’il a été retiré du site, le texte en question du Ministère de Intérieur: « En raison de leur sexe et de leur morphologie, les femmes sont parfois les victimes d’infractions particulières. Lorsque vous êtes chez vous Assurez-vous que toutes les issues sont soigneusement fermées. En voiture, verrouillez les portes. Oh j'ai trop envie de partager:

Seth MacFarlane and the Oscars' Hostile, Ugly, Sexist Night Watching the Oscars last night meant sitting through a series of crudely sexist antics led by a scrubby, self-satisfied Seth MacFarlane. That would be tedious enough. But the evening’s misogyny involved a specific hostility to women in the workplace, which raises broader questions than whether the Academy can possibly get Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host next year. “We Saw Your Boobs” was a song-and-dance routine in which MacFarlane and some grinning guys named actresses in the audience and the movies in which their breasts were visible. The song was part of a larger skit whose premise was that William Shatner, as Captain Kirk, sends MacFarlane a message from the future about the dumb things he might do while hosting the Oscars. The Academy is supposedly a trade group, and yet it devoted its opening number to degrading a good part of its membership. There are many variations on misogyny, and MacFarlane by no means confined himself to a single one. How old is that?