We can thank Candace Jackson,  the top civil rights official at the Department of Education, for illuminating us about the true nature of sexual assault on college campuses.  “Rather, the accusations — 90 percent of them — fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk,’ ‘we broke up, and six months later I found myself under... Continue Reading →

it’s loud!

Portrait photographer Robbie Aupspurger has made some gorgeous retro portraits of modern musicians and every day people.  I don't know who turned this portrait into an ingenious meme, but thank you very much!  

If it looks like a duck…

When he dressed up as a duck for a job in high school, Barry Deutsch was seen as female by the public and as gay by his coworkers.  Things got dangerous.  He tells an insightful story about personal vulnerability and the fragility of the gender system in If It Looks Like a Duck on The... Continue Reading →

Even a parka doesn’t stop them!

Meredith Gran at Octopus Pie riffs on real life in NYC.  She writes "New York is a city that never shuts down, and the lechers are no exception. In my time away from the city I’d forgotten just how persistent they are, even in the coldest weather. Those brave souls."

College students take on sexual assault

The assignment: Design a project that address issues surrounding sexual assault. The designers: Students Jane Kim, Shayna Lauer, and Helén Marton The course: Design for Public Awareness, Professor Jan Hadlaw in her course at York University, Toronto Another comic from the course that I'd like to see is “The Monsters I See,” a 16-page graphic novella by Esther... Continue Reading →

Let us harness the power of cats!

XKCD puts a woman in control of the universe, and it feels so good. This quick joke is worth the effort, even if you end up relying on the artist's explanation, like I did. Title text: Effect strength => [unstoppable] | Effect range => [2 miles] | Effect duration => [1 year] From the XKCD wiki:... Continue Reading →

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