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#FreeTheNipple: Facebook Changes Its Policy to Allow Photographs of Breast-Feeding Mothers

Photo credit: Paala Secor, 2014 Two weeks ago, if a photograph of an actively breast-feeding mother with nipples exposed was shared in Facebook, that photograph would have violated the company’s guidelines regarding nudity and obscenity and been removed. According to my conversations with Facebook spokespeople, as the result of a quiet policy change made two […]

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5 Ways Social Media Have Changed Today’s Woman

These days, most people with even occasional access to a computer have participated on social media sites. Social media have infiltrated all aspects of our personal and professional lives, creating a world that is markedly different from the one we inhabited even a decade ago. Women have certainly been affected; including these ways social media […]

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Women’s Voices in Social Media: Challenges, opportunities and legislation.

I recently spoke at a Conference on Women’s Voices in Social Media, hosted by KWIC and the Canadian Federation for University Women at Trent University in Peterborough. It was a lively and important discussion, and I was able to sit on a panel with brilliant speakers who touched on many aspects of the challenges and […]

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The Role of Social Media in Feminist Activism

The feminist movement is in no way disappearing. But is it really? Or are we just changing how we create change? Feminists have done a lot to draw attention to real issues online through Slut Walks, #Ineedfeministbecause, and recently the discussion of women in the workplace with Sheryl Sandberg’s desire for women to “Lean In,” not to mention […]

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Is It The End of Courtship? Or The End Of Unequal, Unhealthy, And Unfulfilling Relationships?

The New York Times wants us to believe the End of Courtship is a disaster for young people, especially women. But new types of relationships—in which men and women are equal partners—inevitably require new ways of seeking them out, says Abigail Collazo.

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