TRU Trendshift workshop: #CyberMisogyny
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February 18, 2016 - 3:01 PM
KAMLOOPS - With the online harassment and abuse of women and girls more visible than ever, TRU Wellness Centre is teaming up with West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) to present its Trendshift workshop looking at cyber misogyny and what people can do to combat it.
Participate in a dialogue about inequality, discrimination, and violence playing out on the internet and what Canadian law has to say about rights and responsibilities online.
Up for discussion will be the laws around sending and receiving intimate images, criminal harassment on the internet, the age of consent for sex, and what consent means.
There has been limited public dialogue surrounding the fact that online bullying does not operate independently from sexism, racism, and other forms of discrimination.
While hate speech and violence against women and girls is not new, what is growing is the increasing use of web-based platforms to perpetuate such hate while allowing perpetrators to remain anonymous and widen their audience and impact.
The project’s goal is for women and girls to have access to appropriate legal tools and information to uphold their rights and respond to online hate speech when it happens.
Date: 25 February 2016
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: Old Main
Name: Chelsea Corsi, RN, BSN, BSc. TRU Wellness Coordinator
Phone Number: 250-828-5010
Email Address: email@example.com
Room: OM 3612
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