Australia: Criminalise ‘Image-Based Sexual Assault’

Originally posted on contemporary women:
Australia needs to criminalise ‘image-based sexual assault’. This includes: revenge porn – the non-consensual sharing of intimate images; morphed porn – the non-consensual doctoring of ordinary images into pornographic material; and parasite porn – the non-consensual sharing of ordinary images onto pornographic websites. Online sexual exploitation can happen to anyone but it primarily affects women. It is used as a tool by… Continue reading Australia: Criminalise ‘Image-Based Sexual Assault’

The Quietus | Features | 2010 A Glass Half Full | Interview: Beat Disconnection – James Murphy Says Goodbye To LCD

I got to see one of my DJ heroes this weekend. They were fan-freaking-tastic btw.  I love this old article, because he mirrors what I have said about living without fear and what happens when you do. “I was always afraid of myself and afraid of people. I was like, what the fuck’s going to happen if I stop acting on my fear? I went … Continue reading The Quietus | Features | 2010 A Glass Half Full | Interview: Beat Disconnection – James Murphy Says Goodbye To LCD

I Am NOT Black, You are NOT White. – YouTube

A Thoughtful video on labeling and the soul.  Since he mentions race many of the commenters are getting caught up in the branches without examining the roots (i.e. missing the message that we are all deeper than our skin color and so much alike than different. We are socialized to like and dislike certain things and to embrace being who someone else believes we should be.  Like I … Continue reading I Am NOT Black, You are NOT White. – YouTube

Righting Wrong (Try Try Again) by DJ Elle Madelyn | Free listening on SoundCloud

Hello All! It’s been a while, but I have been starting the new year off right with more music and a cleanse of my body, mind and living space. Something about this year has put me in a mental state of “let’s just *do* this already.” It’s like my patience expired on my last birthday and I suddenly can not deal with the clutter in … Continue reading Righting Wrong (Try Try Again) by DJ Elle Madelyn | Free listening on SoundCloud

Reposting* Elle Cast

I wanted to repost this episode with Philip Montgomery. We are discussing his job working with homeless Chicago LGBT youth. Mr. Montgomery also talks about working with youth who experience survival sex to support themselves. Philip is able to capture the poignancy of the situations but is also really, really funny.  It’s a good time! Check both parts one and two. Continue reading Reposting* Elle Cast

Meet Haben Girma, Harvard Law’s first deaf-blind graduate

Haben Girma was born deaf-blind but she had access to opportunities afforded by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Girma is Harvard Law School’s first deaf-blind graduate and her academic achievements have catapulted her advocacy career, fighting for the rights of people with disabilities Source: Meet Haben Girma, Harvard Law’s first deaf-blind graduate Continue reading Meet Haben Girma, Harvard Law’s first deaf-blind graduate