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Mid-Week Round Up: September 4

September 4th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

Illustration: Erin McPhee

Shameless Editorial Director Sheila Sampath was a guest on CBC Radio’s The Current to be part of a panel talking about design and anti-rape marketed products. You can listen to the podcast here.

Last Monday was New Mexico’s Day in Recognition of Young Parents. The first Day in Recognition of Young Parents took place in 2012 and was initiated by Young Women United, a community organization by and for young women of colour. In honour of this year’s Day in Recognition, Young Women United hosted a Twitter chat using the hashtag #RespectYoungFams. The conversation featured contributions from organizations including the Native Youth Sexual Health Network and Strong Families. A recap of the Twitter chat can be found here.

Highlighting discrimination against religious head coverings in sports, Faduma Gure, a Toronto basketball player, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning to discuss FIBA’s (the International Basketball Federation) decision to ban players from wearing headscarves, Yarmulke and turbans. You can listen to the interview here.

A video titled “Long Streets, Short Lives” has been published featuring images and interviews with activists in Ferguson, Missouri discussing racialized police violence. You can view the piece here.

Krysta Williams, the advocacy and outreach coordinator of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, and Susan Dion, a professor of Aborignal education at York Univeristy, were featured on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning to talk about state responses to violence against Indigenous women. You can listen to the podcast here.

Over a hundred female celebrities’ private nude photos have been leaked onto the internet. While violation of privacy is an important part of the discussion, what’s missing is a wide-spread acknowledgement that the leaked photos are sexual assault. Check out the following articles:

What Happened To Jennifer Lawrence Was Sexual Assault

The Great 2014 Celebrity Nude Photos Leak is only the beginning

Tags: activist report, gender, media savvy, news flash, race and racism

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