Month: October 2011

Women, War and Peace

BY ANNIE BOGGS & REBECCA KATHERINE HIRSCH Did you catch “Women, War and Peace” last night on PBS? The five-part documentary series aired its first episode, Bosnia: I Came To Testify, and it’s certainly not to be missed (the episode will soon be posted online). Think women and war zones don’t mix? The sentimental notion … Continued

Anonymous’s story: He ruined my vacation

A year ago I went on vacation with my dad to Las Vegas, it was the first vacation I’ve had ever since I was a 6, (16 when this happened) and was even able to go with my dad whose job has him all over the world much of the time. So I was trying … Continued

Katie’s Story: Not harmless

Every time this happens to me, I wish I did something different. I was walking home alone at 1am in a nice residential part of the city in a zipped hooded sweatshirt and corduroys, no skin showing by my face. I hear the slowing of a car coming up behind me and I feel this … Continued

Hate Speech & Hockey

BY: ALEX ALSTON Wayne Simmonds was the victim of a racially charged display one week before when a fan chunked a banana in front of him during a Philadelphia Flyers exhibition game in London, Ontario.  On September 24th, however, he found no problem with calling Sean Avery, an outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ community, and … Continued

Shannon Elizabeth’s Story: Justified anger

I had been sitting on a bench reading. I was in full sun and was getting rather hot, so I decided to head back to my dorm. As I got up and started walking along the path, I noticed a man coming towards me in the opposite direction. I didn’t take too much notice of … Continued

How To Be An Interruptor

BY ANNIE BOGGS Is there a way to reduce violence in communities without traditional police intervention? What about through disease-control methods? Enter CeaseFire, an awesome Chicago-based organization. CeaseFire curbs violence through an on-the-ground approach by using professionals from the actual communities to intervene in crises and mediate conflicts. They make use of a public health-inspired … Continued

Freeze the Tease and Chappal Maarungi

HEY BOMBAY! We just wanted to highlight the work of two amazing college-based initiatives – Freeze the Tease and Chappal Maarungi – in the Mumbai-wide and global fight to end street harassment. Freeze the Tease is the brainchild of six students at St. Andrew’s College – Perma Dsouza, Andrea Fernades, Digi George, Anishka Alvares, Rochelle … Continued