Posts Tagged ‘media’

Friday link roundup 7/21

A group of young women from Afghanistan headed for an international robotics competition were initially denied visas to enter the United States, but later received permission to come. During the competition, the team won a silver medal for courageous achievement.

Ever been told to change how you think when you’re feeling stressed out? This blog post talks about how the stress response is based in the nervous system, not in your thoughts.

A post with great wisdom on giving support: Hold your tongue and offer your heart instead.

In terms of discussing issues like drug abuse and addiction (as well as other topics), who tells the story and how they tell it can affect public perception and opinion and even policy. Here’s a post urging people to  Just Say No to Media Coverage of Drugs.  I would also recommend looking for alternate sources and seeking the bigger picture.

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Friday link roundup 11/6

I really appreciate this quote I found on Instagram.

Brutally honest illustrations on what it’s like to be an adult.

What not to say to people in crisis – and some tips on what could help most.

“So we must now ask ourselves, why is it so unexpected to see a woman defined first and foremost by her formidability, and not her sexuality?”  A discussion of how the Rolling Stone cover featuring Adele challenges the status quo of how women are portrayed in the media.

This article from Everyday Feminism talks about consent on a a larger scale:  Practice Consent Beyond Sex.

Michelle Obama discusses her Let Girls Learn initiative and the importance of girls’ education worldwide.

With the change in ownership, The National Geographic Society has the biggest number of layoffs in its history.

The Cook Inlet Tribal Council in Alaska decided they wanted to make a video game starring an indigenous character.  They collaborated with a Seattle-based video game company; the result, Never Alone, looks stunning

Friday link roundup 10/23

News from the Twitter-verse: If We Gave Fathers the Same Advice We Gave Working Mothers.

A study suggests that many men are threatened by intelligent women.

A U.S. company that runs the ads in the New York subway system turns down ads for Thinx menstrual underwear, claiming certain parts of the ad were “racy” and “suggestive.”

A Target ad shows that Halloween is for children of all abilities.

Madness Radio:  a mental health and mental illness resource, full of interviews, stories, and different perspectives.

A Madness Radio interview with peer advocate Dina Tyler about her own lived experience and perspective on psychosis.

One of Dina Tyler’s projects is the Bay-area based Mandala Project, which has alternative programs for people experiencing psychosis.