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Monday, April 26, 2010

Like Bowling Team Names

Here's an example of excellent, grassroots, media-supported social messaging: bowling team names. I'm in a seasonal bowling league with some good friends from college, and here's what I've noticed about bowling team names (and to an extent, bar trivia team names too) - they are all required, by John Locke's social contract, to be…

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Friday, April 23, 2010

“Actually, I really like that show.”

One of the things I do with BARCC is leading workshops in schools. We led a “respecting boundaries” workshop in a local high school recently; one of the activities in this workshop is an examination of where we get our ideas of what sexual assault looks like, who the perpetrator is, where it happens, et cetera. We make a list of how people…

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

When You Listen

When you talk about rape - when you run the scalpel down your scar, when you peel away your armor, when you stand and say, this happened, this happens every day, this is happening right now - When you say this is the culture that lets this happen, this is the broken world, this is a thousand eyes turned away, because to see and not take action is monstrous,…

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Exciting Readings from around the Tubes

So I'm a bit tired this morning after spending six or seven hours baking in the sun yesterday watching a whole lot of other people run 26 miles. Considering that I wasn't running, I sure forgot how much effort it is to stand around, clap a bunch, eat hot dogs, and wander up and down Beacon Street. My feet were killing me. So, with that being the case,…

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Actually, Yeah. It’s Rape.

This Saturday, a particularly ominous topic starting trending on Twitter - #itaintrape. “Comedian” Lil Duval kicked it off by tweeting “#itaintrape if u naked of Yo Twitter profile pic”, “#itaintrape if I’m paying child support”, “Lmao RT @MrCashFanatic: @lilduval #itaintrape if she doesn’t remember…

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