Mixed bag this week, but I just had to include Patrick Stewart’s articulate message from Comicpalooza of all places, in support of women’s (& childrens) Refuge, and his more recent support for Combat Stress for veterans with post traumatic stress, which he recently discovered his father experienced. A moving piece, ended by a sincere hug between Stewart and his fan, all attired in her Star Trek uniform.
Slight Return 12
Doctor Ross – Chicago Breakdown
Roisin Murphy – You know me better
James Brown – Its a mans mans mans world
Patrick Stewart – In support of “Refuge” womens refuge, and “Combat Stress” for veterans with PTSD
Phoenix – Rally
Iain Archer – Canal Song
Mama Cass – Make your own kind of music
Vampire Weekend – Unbelievers
Longpigs – She said
Little Joy – No one’s better sake
Local Natives – Sun hands
Suede – Animal Nitrate
Jake Bugg – Seen it all
Father John Misty – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
Clint Mansell – Lux Aeterna
Women and girls are both the targets and scapegoats of online harassment; we’re singled out and then victim-blamed as though we asked to be persecuted. The cycle has been vicious and endless, but not anymore. It’s time for us to take control and put an end to the attacks on women online.
Online, women are subjected to harassment, violence, oppression, and just generally uncomfortable situations that few (if any) men have to deal with. The Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a study reporting that 85% of women worldwide had witnessed online violence against other women. In the EU alone, 10% of women report having experienced cyber-harassment since age 15.