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Abbotsford Police create dark domestic violence video aimed at students The Abbotsford Police Department has teamed up with the drama program at W.J. Mouat Secondary School to create a dark and disturbing short film about domestic violence called Reveal'ution. The idea is to get teenagers talking about healthy relationships at an early age. "We've already been trying to figure out how do you talk to kids in school about how to start respectful relationships that aren't abusive or violent?" said Abbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich. "We realized that we needed some tools."

Masculinity and Mass Shootings in the U.S. - Feminist Reflections Following the recent mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17th, 2015–a racially motivated act of domestic terrorism–President Barack Obama delivered a sobering address to the American people. With a heavy heart, President Obama spoke the day following the attack, stating: At some point we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. And it is in our power to do something about it. I say that recognizing that politics in this town foreclose a lot of those avenues right now. But it would be wrong for us not to acknowledge.

Coming clean: Sean Dooley launches mental health program - Nelson Star By TYLER HARPER January 13, 2016 · Updated 1:04 PM Nelson Leafs assistant coach Sean Dooley wants to help young athletes suffering from mental illness. / Tyler Harper photo It's taken Sean Dooley 25 years to admit what he's known all along. This Powerful Cartoon Nails the Problem With Restaurant Sexism Like ATTN: on facebook for more content like this. Sexual harassment is a major issue for female servers. Last year, a report from Restaurant Opportunities Centers United revealed that 80 percent of waitresses claim they have been harassed by customers.

Etsy Crafted Up Their Own Sign To Make Their Bathrooms Gender Neutral In true Etsy fashion, the popular online marketplace DIY-ed their own bathroom sign to make their head office more trans-inclusive. New York, like many states in the U.S., mandates that public restrooms indicate whether they are designated for men or women. While it’s not illegal to use the restroom of your choice, it may still be a difficult decision. The Brooklyn-based company kept the mandatory gender symbols, but added an Etsy-orange plaque that outshines the gendered signs, and makes clear which room to use. The sign reads: “While the law requires gender binary signs on the doors, we believe that gender is not binary.

My life without gender: 'Strangers are desperate to know what genitalia I have' This morning, I got out of bed, put on a yellow vinyl miniskirt with a tight black-and-white striped crop top and posted a picture of myself on Instagram. I often post selfies online and today the comments range from “Slay, Tyler!” to “WTF! Men and women are different, but not because of what's inside our brains. A n... Have you ever heard that women are "hardwired" to have better memories? Or that men are "naturally" better at navigating? Men: born explorers? Photo via iStock. Sure, they're just stereotypes, but they're coming from somewhere. A short history of trophy hunting in America - Sociological Images Prior to the 1850s, writes cultural studies scholar Matthew Brower, men in America didn’t hunt. More specifically, they didn’t hunt for leisure. There was a hunting industry that employed professionals who hunted as a full time occupation, and there was a large market for wild animal products, but hunting for fun wasn’t a common pastime. This changed in the second half of the 1800s.

Trans Connect Movie - "Rural Transcapes" Rural Transcapes is a topical film that profiles four transgendered individuals who have chosen to live in the rural area of the Kootenays. Christopher Moore is one of the people featured in the film and is the founder of the TransConnect Program, which provides outreach services to transgendered folks around the East and West Kootenays. Amy Bohigian of Watershed Productions was asked by Christopher last year to create an educational tool and the result is this 30 minute film, which delves into the difficult and inspiring stories of courage and authenticity. The film also features Dr. college-demands-rape-survivors-sexual-history Add this to the very long list of reasons why women often don’t report rape: In the latest account of a campus rape case being grossly mishandled, a college has demanded to see a rape survivor’s entire sexual history. The woman, who is suing Virginia Wesleyan College under the pseudonym Jane Doe, was assaulted by a male classmate during her freshman orientation in 2012. That student was found responsible for sexual misconduct and expelled in 2013, yet Doe’s ongoing lawsuit alleges that another male student, who was employed by the college as a peer adviser, gave her drugged alcohol on the night of the assault. The Huffington Post reports that a recent filing by the college’s attorneys asks for the names of everyone Doe has ever had intercourse with, as well as the names of her boyfriends since the time of her assault.

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