Have you ever been harassed in the street? Received a crass message on a dating app? Had a coworker make a comment about your appearance that just didn’t sit right? You’re not alone. With the #MeToo movement, it’s easy to log onto Twitter or Facebook and see just how many women are victims of sexual harassment.
For many of us, it’s as if our whole lives are on our phones.
Kylie* had been chatting with Marco* for about a month after having connected on OKCupid, but they hadn’t yet met in person..
Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects nearly one third of American women. Although technology can provide tools for victims (e.g. for collecting evidence against an abuser), it can also unfortunately be used by perpetrators.
Obviously, attacks on women don’t just happen online. Often attacks spill over to the real world, with perpetrators using technology to help them stalk and abuse their victims.
It's that time of year when days grow longer and the school year grows shorter. You can see the light at the end of the academic tunnel, but before you sashay your way across the finish line you have one more hurdle to tackle: finals.
I have a question for anyone who creates school curricula: why do we teach students to know the difference between a rhombus and a trapezoid, but not how to interpret online marketing messages? Because one of those seems waaaaay more useful to me than the other.
Today is February 15, 2018, and to date, we have endured 18 school shootings in America. That equals a school shooting roughly every 60 hours. And we continue to do nothing about it. Our politicians offer generic platitudes to families of victims and survivors to assuage their own guilt, shrug, and go back to their lives.