Tuesday, October 28, 2014

March madness bracketology: Census style!

Ready to get your Geek on?  The US Census Bureau has a new game where you can choose your brackets based on population tables.  Who knew Texas was bigger than New York?!

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Pillows & Matresses to Raise Awareness of Sexual Assault on Campus

Students, faculty and staff on college campuses across the country are taking collective action to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence on college campuses by carrying a pillow or mattress around campus tomorrow [Wednesday, October 29, 2014]. 
This national day of action is inspired by the activism and art of Emma Sulkowicz at Columbia University and led by Columbia student activists. Emma carries a mattress with her as part of a performance art piece to protest the dismissal of her rape report by campus officials at Columbia University.
The day of action aims to raise awareness about the prevalence of sexual and domestic violence, advocate for better campus policies, and challenge rape culture. To find out more and share photos of the efforts of students on our campus visit the Carry That Weight website.

Friday, October 3, 2014

I just ran across this infographic shared on the Feminist Law Professors blog and originally published in Macleans.  As a fan of both the HeForShe Campaign and of infographics, I just couldn't resist. As of this posting 47, 942 men in the United States and 168,731 men world wide have taken a stand for gender equality since the campaign launch on September 20, 2014.