There were hundreds of people gathered to hear more than a dozen speakers. People brought flags and banners and signs with all kinds of messages on them, mostly demand for fair treatment, recognition of indigenous rights and solidarity.
There is an idea that the internet is equally accessible to everyone, that it is a medium where one can largely be anonymous, where barriers and prejudices associated with one’s appearance no longer exist.
Social media has an equally destructive and uplifting influence on our sense of self. What will the long term effects be of the overwhelming need to deconstruct our compelling, 3-Dimensional journeys into a bite sized status update that will garner the most “likes?”
Today’s feminism is about the multiplicity of political outlets and voices; it’s about the reclaiming of emotions; it’s about the so-to-speak “messiness” of everyday life. And YES, it’s about the internet.
Les faits ne mentent pas. Les secteurs des télécommunications, des médias et de l’Internet, quant à leurs postes de hautes directions, sont manifestement beaucoup moins accessibles aux femmes qu’aux hommes.
Growing up, I experienced many gender-based injustices and I saw it as a prevalent thing happening in my community. As a result, I continue to work hard to foster a society where everyone is equal so that people may have a better quality of life.
There is no particular day when I became interested in social justice. I have always fought for things to be fair. I became more determined to succeed when I saw how children I cared for were judged based on their level of development, culture or sex.
When she was just four years old, Molly Burke’s world began to darken: she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a retinal disease causing loss of vision.Drawing from deeply personal experiences, Molly brings audiences, especially students, a uniquely young and current perspective on issues many of them face each day. Her message—that any challenge in life, whether it’s bullying, mental illness or a loss of vision, can be overcome—resonates powerfully.