ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to ban Facebook and YouTube in Turkey in an attempt to stop political foes anonymously posting audio recordings purportedly exposing corruption
And the man is not bluffing. Recall, he’s banned YouTube before.
"A photo campaign highlighting the faces and voices of black students at Harvard College. Our voices often go unheard on this campus, our experiences are devalued, our presence is questioned— this project is our way of speaking back, of claiming this campus, of standing up to say: We are here. This place is ours. We, TOO, are Harvard."
Me when the word “promiscuous” came up in discussion on hookup culture
When I speak publicly about violence against women, this comparison, which you may have seen before, is the one that stops people in their tracks because while we can, culturally, understand the horror of war and the sacrifices of soldiers, we are disinclined to think of the terrorism of everyday domestic violence in our midst: The number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq is 6,614. The number of women killed in the same period as the result of domestic violence in the U.S.: 11,766. That number of women killed is only slightly higher than the number of requests made, mainly from women, actively seeking help avoiding a situation where they night end up being killed EVERY DAY… and being turned down.
The facile response “Why doesn’t she just leave him?” ignores not only the real risk of death, but the cultural, social, economic and structural environment that people function in and is fundamentally based on the belief that the person being assaulted is in control of the situation or to blame for the violence. This question inverts the reality of domestic violence: “A pattern of behavior in an intimate or dating relationship that includes a range of abusive tactics which establish and maintain coercion and control of one partner over the other.”
Important and not discussed nearly enough.
Mahir Zeynalov, a prominent journalist in Turkey, was forced to leave the country on Friday thanks to tweets critical of the government, his newspaper claimed. Concerns over press freedom i…
A former colleague of mine. This is very troubling.
Nothing like a little Friday throwback
Biking remains off-limits to women and girls in Afghanistan. Yet young women belonging to the country’s first female national cycling team have taken to the open roads to pedal their way for a change. They are breaking taboos in the face of insults and attacks; their story is featured in the short documentary “Afghan Cycles.”
Read more here.
via a more scientifically inclined Jenna Fischer