Kristen Ray

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Another Sigma Nu Chapter Suspended Over Offensive Remarks About Women

It's the second Sigma Nu chapter this month accused of saying horrible things about women.<p>The national headquarters for Sigma Nu suspended its fraternity chapter at Old Dominion University in Virginia on Monday as it looks into whether members were involved in displaying offensive banners about …

What are common mistakes made by college students?

<i>Answer by Ben Y. Zhao on Quora.</i><p>Obviously, a question of this type has many valid answers. Here are a couple that come to mind in terms of importance …

Is college worth it? This is what recent grads are saying

We’ve all heard this before, and we’ll likely continue hearing it for a while, but here it is once again: the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports that many …

Missouri players state reasons for boycott, confirm game vs. BYU

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri players made a statement Monday from the campsite of members of the Concerned Student 1950 movement explaining why the team …

Campus Racism Protests Didn't Come Out Of Nowhere, And They Aren't Going Away Quickly

Mizzou seems to have catalyzed years of tension over inequality and race.<p>If there's one thing University of Missouri senior Alanna Diggs thinks people are getting wrong about campus racism protests, it's the assumption that they're something new.<p>The demonstrations at Mizzou this month resulting in …

Schools Nationwide Stand In Solidarity For #StudentBlackOut Day

Students at more than 37 universities are demanding their schools put an end to racism on campus.<p>Students across the country united for a day of action on Wednesday to challenge the racial inequities they face on campus. Calling it #StudentBlackOut Day on social media, student activists from more …

What does it mean to teach culture? | ETp

In the recent IATEFL/TESOL joint web conference, I hosted a panel discussion where I polled the 120-strong audience with the question ‘<i>When teaching</i> …

Royal Family

Jumpstarting Learning for Children in Poverty

“DNA does not signify IQ”<p>With the struggles that modern schools face, one of those struggles is quality instruction and quality learning experiences …

What It Feels Like To Be Homeless For The Holidays In America

Could you imagine spending the holidays in a homeless shelter, in a tent city surrounded by drug addicts and prostitutes, or in a sleeping bag on the …

Hijab, Gender Neutral And Breastfeeding Emoji Have Been Approved By The Unicode Consortium

Earlier this month, the Unicode Consortium had its 149th meeting to approve 51 new emoji as part of Unicode 10.0 — which will be available for mobile devices, laptops, desktops and wearables. The Unicode Consortium decides which emoji to use based on requests and popular demand. Some of the highly …

8 Picture Books that Deconstruct Gender Norms

One of my pet peeves is when people (usually adults, less often younger kids) ask me for “boy books” or “girl books.” I am firmly of the opinion that …

Here's A Great Way To Explain What Transgender Means To Kids

"Sometimes doctors don't assign the right genders."<p>The final episode of the first season of our favorite queer web series for kids is here ― and it’s tackling how to explain what it means to be transgender.<p>“Queer Kid Stuff” takes different queer experiences and identities and puts them into terms …

We'll Never Give Up

Just five months ago we joined thousands of other people at the corner of Castro and Market to come together in the face of the massacre of 49 members of LGBT community at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. We described it in the San Francisco Bay Times as "our worst nightmare as LGBTIQ people." Two …

Australia boy's death reignites focus on LGBT bullying

<b>The bullying started when Tyrone Unsworth was just beginning to understand he was gay. (Warning: Some readers may find some language in this article offensive.)</b><p>He ignored the taunts as best he could. His favourite saying was "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me".<p>But a …

The Importance Of Preserving LGBTQ History

"I have only been queer since I came to London... before then I knew nothing about it"<p>This surprisingly open expression of a queer identity and its …

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The Brave Activists Fighting for LGBTQ Equality in Muslim Countries

After the murder of activist Xulhaz Mannan, LGBTQ activists from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand, and Burma gather to discuss challenges and …

Age And Its Influence On Sexual Orientation And Attraction

Sexuality is a matrix of sexualities, and not a continuum between gay and straight.<p>When considering sexual orientation, the gender of the partner is almost always the defining issue, but other factors collide with sexual attraction and orientation? A recently published paper by Dr. Michael Seto …

Why Coming Out At Work Is Vital For You And Your Employer

A normal day at work will at some stage involve a chat with your colleague by the water cooler/ printer/ coffee machine as to what your plans are for the weekend. For most, this is a very straight (pun intended) forward conversation: "The wife and I are going shopping for a new sofa" / "I'm going …

The U.N. Sent 3 Foreign Women To The U.S. To Assess Gender Equality. They Were Horrified.

The human rights experts concluded that the country falls far behind most others.<p>A delegation of human rights experts from Poland, the United Kingdom and Costa Rica spent 10 days this month touring the United States so they can prepare a report on the nation's overall treatment of women. The three …

Proposed bill would provide 10 paid days off for victims of sexual, domestic violence | The Star

Melissa Corbeil left her husband after years of abuse — the day he choked her “to the point of seeing stars,” and as her terrified young daughters …

Finally a photo series that portrays domestic violence survivors as thriving (not battered) women

Black eyes. Split lips. Bruised bodies. These are the images that dominate pop culture’s discourse on domestic violence—and even highly visible awareness campaigns, from Life Can Be A Fairytale If You Break The Silence to the very viral Happy Never After (which used photoshopped images of Disney …

Domestic Violence

All hairdressers must be trained in domestic violence support under new US state law

All hairdressers in the US state of Illinois will receive training in domestic violence support from January.<p>In an amendment to state legislation …

English soccer’s Jerry Sandusky moment: Child sex abuse horrors revealed

LONDON — Former English soccer players who were subjected to years of sexual abuse by youth team coaches entrusted with their care are breaking cover …

Crime

How safe are children today from abuse in sport?

<b>The weekend rush to get the kids to football practice is a scene repeated in households across the UK. But this weekend, a cloud is hanging over the beautiful game after historical allegations of child sexual abuse were made by former youth players.</b><p>Four ex-players from Crewe Alexandra have alleged …

FIFA 'monitoring' child abuse allegations in English football

<b>(CNN) —</b> FIFA is now "monitoring" widespread allegations of sexual abuse in English soccer, the world governing body said Monday.<p>England's Football Association (FA) launched an internal investigation into the allegations Sunday after more than 20 players came forward alleging abuse in their youth, …

San Francisco area murder being investigated as hate crime

Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area are investigating the slaying of a young black man as a possible hate crime amid growing concern over racially motivated incidents and attacks nationwide.<p>The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department arrested one white suspect and is searching for two others …

Birmingham school faces second discrimination case

Heartlands academy, which ended teaching assistant’s job over 9/11 footage objection, now faces racial discrimination allegations<p>A school accused of ethnic discrimination against a teaching assistant is facing similar allegations after a senior staff member was charged with racially abusing a …