Wednesday, October 31, 2012

1. I'm sorry that I've let so much time pass before posting about this. Sometimes I forget what things I've posted on facebook and what I've posted here.
*trigger warning*
A few weeks ago, former Amherst College student published this piece about Amherst's reaction to sexual assault. Amherst didn't deny it, they pledged to change, which is refreshing - especially since they did pretty much everything that you're not supposed to do in this kind of situation.
One good things about this is how much attention it's brought to the issue of how colleges and universities address sexual assault on campus. Amherst is not alone in mishandling this, unfortunately. Let's hope this makes people talk about these issues and demand change.
More about this case on the NY Times here,  Slate here.

In the aftermath of this article, Amherst students launched this project, "It Happens Here."

"The photographs below feature eleven men and women who were sexually assaulted at Amherst College and the words that members of our community said to them following their assaults."


2. Busty Girl Problems.

3. Backbone Zone! Words mean things. Do your best to have the words you choose mean what you want them to mean.

4.
Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket, James Whistler


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