We already know that violence against women—including rape, domestic violence, harassment and stalking—can have profound physical, psychological and emotional effects on survivors. A consequence of sexual assault that is less discussed is the economic effect of gender-based violence.
Of course, the primary reason to work to try to prevent and appropriately remedy violence against women is because women are people who deserve lives free of discrimination and gender-based violence.
However, at this moment in time–as the Trump administration chips away at women’s access to health services and in the wake of statements indicating a disregard for college rape survivors–it’s clear we must also discuss the economic cost of enabling violence. We explored this issue at length in our landmark publication, Through the Lens of Equality: Eliminating Bias to Improve the Health of Pennsylvania’s Women.
New research from Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) reviews the economic consequences of…
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Thank you, informed citizen, for speaking truth to power.
Tim DeChristopher made a statement before the Judge sentenced him to 2 years in a Federal prison for disrupting what was later deemed an improper lease auction, “I am not saying any of this to ask you for mercy, but to ask you to join me.” The dignity and courage shown by Mr. DeChristopher is inspiring and terrifying. (Please read his entire statement at http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/07/26-13.)
I am ready to join him, I am going to take that proverbial flying leap. Ever since my arrest at the 1st Tar Sands Action I have been teetering on the edge, not quite an activist in my mind, and yet viewed as one by others. At a recent event I was told that this was my “calling”, and that I needed to “be a leader”. And like the statement from Mr. DeChristopher, this both inspired and terrified me.
But I am…
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it would be lovely, that fantasy writer’s world, but in the end, it’s a bore, just being by oneself…where would the next idea come from, if not from the other jostling mammals? 😉
It wasn’t so long ago where a novelist spent all day (for weeks and months at a time) isolated in a room, office, or designated “away” space (like a hotel or cabin) to do nothing but write. When I was younger, I glamorized the profession as I imagined being part of it.
The sandalwood candles burned low, their wicks swimming in a pool of melted wax. I sipped on the glass of merlot I’d poured earlier and stared into the fireplace, the logs popping cheerfully and flames flickering an amorphous pattern, bathing the corner of the room in a warm glow. Strains of Vivaldi danced through the room, inspiring my muse, who then roused my passion for the tale. The words flowed from my head through my fingers, marring the pristine white page with the angst of my characters. I wrote, “The End,” with a flourish and added the last page…
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What is wrong with us? Humans, knock it off!
Proposed Stonehenge road scheme will compromise ancient monument’s setting and sacred precinct
In an unprecedented move, 21 experts on Stonehenge have joined together in their objection to the A303 tunnel scheme proposed by Highways England. The group comprises senior archaeologists, among them 12 professors, who have carried out internationally recognised research within the Stonehenge World Heritage Site (WHS) within the last ten years or more.
The group welcomes schemes to improve the setting of Stonehenge and associated monuments, but feels strongly that the short tunnel scheme (of 2.9km) places important archaeological remains at undue risk, and impacts on the integrity of the WHS. The group’s principal objections are that:
- The creation of new sections of dual carriageway and slip roads beyond the tunnel but still within the boundary of the WHS would set a dangerous precedent by allowing large-scale destructive development within a WHS, potentially threatening its status and integrity.
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I am so pleased to host Karen Ingalls at my blog today. Karen is a member of both Rave Reviews Book Club and Rave Writers International Society of Authors. RWISA is an exclusive branch of #RRBC, and some of the very best Indie authors can be found on its virtual shelves.
Karen Ingalls isone of those authors, andI hope you enjoy the following interview.
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- How long have you been writing?
I began writing as a preteen journaling, writing short stories and poetry.
- How many books have you authored? Please give us up to 3 titles?
Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir
Novy’s Son, The Selfish Genius
Davida: Model & Mistress of Augustus Saint-Gaudens
- Do you have a writing schedule?
No, I do not. I think it would be good for me and be better time management.
- You’re a member of RAVE WRITERS – INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AUTHORS…
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and dear lord, I have yet to learn this–the time is now!
Hello, SEers! Mae here.
I think most of us are familiar with Twitter lists, but I’ve heard from a few people who aren’t using Twitter in conjunction with another program like Hootsuite or Tweetdeck, either of which make your tweeting life a lot easier. For the purpose of this post, I’m going to stick with my preferred platform, Hootsuite, but either will get the job done.
As a basic reminder, to create a Twitter list:
Click your profile icon photo (upper right)
Scroll down slightly and select CREATE LIST
In the pop up box you’re able to name your list, give it a brief description (i.e, mystery authors) and decide whether you want to make the list private or public. A private list can only be accessed by you. Making a list “public” allows other Tweeps to use it as well. A list can be as…
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People wonder why I sometimes refer to myself as “Careful Chooser of Words.” If I’ve had a recent visit to see the doctor, I get phone calls from family and friends, asking: R…