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Project Unbreakable: survivors of sexual violence December 12, 2011

Filed under: survival strategies,violence — KateNorlock @ 5:36 pm

From a reader:

I wanted to bring to your attention a new project that’s happening online by a 19-year old student named Grace, Project Unbreakable.  She started it by taking photographs of sexual violence survivors holding up signs with what was said during their attack. it’s snowballing because it gives a voice and a way for survivors to take back what happened to them.

 

Reader Query: How can universities support sexual assault survivors?

Filed under: academia,rape — Jender @ 1:50 pm

I am a graduate student in philosophy and a survivor of sexual abuse. While universities seem to be becoming more aware of the possibility of rape and abuse on campus, I have found little to no long-term support available. There is a very strong pressure to just “get over it,” and I am afraid that I will be seen as weak and not grad school material for disclosing. In my experience there is some support for the immediate aftermath, but about 6 months to a year out you’re expected to be over it.

Knowing the statistics, I can’t imagine that I am the only woman in academia struggling with this. How can we make our environment supportive not just of the immediate aftermath, but of the long-term success of our survivors?

 

Mind Association Fellowships

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jender @ 11:40 am

The Mind Association has asked me to draw your attention to their fellowship schemes, both senior and junior. Find out about them here.

 

Inside Higher Ed on The Smoker

Filed under: women in philosophy — Jender @ 10:23 am

Inside Higher Ed has picked up on this blog post from What is it Like.

 

Lionel McPherson on blacks in philosophy

Filed under: minorities in philosophy,race — Jender @ 10:17 am

He’s guest-blogging over at NewAPPS. Go check it out.

UPDATE: The first comment on this post asks an important question of the sort we value a lot here: Black philosophers, WHY STAY?

 

 
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