Please share as widely as possible; you never know who in your family, workplace or friendship circles have experienced family violence and this new booklet on Privacy and Safety on Facebook could help.
Family violence causes isolated. Isolation from friends, family and support networks. Social media can help women connect with others; it can also be a tool used by perpetrators of family violence to stalk and further abuse women.
This new booklet ,Privacy and Safety on Facebook: a guide for survivors of abuse created by Facebook in conjunction with The National Network to End Domestic Violence can assist women who have experienced family violence to use Facebook as safely as possible or make a decision that for them at this moment Facebook isn’t for them.
The organisations mentioned in the booklet are American. For Victorian specific information and the contact details of Victorian organisations that can provide support for women experiencing electronic stalking read WIRE’s stalking booklet for information on gaining support in relation to family violence read WIRE’s Domestic Violence Information Sheet
I have heard people say we have had a woman Prime Minster and a woman as Governor General proof that there is no more sexism but is this proof that sexism is dead and buried? Whilst these achievements are evidence of great steps forward sexism is alive and well and living in every part of our society. Not sure watch this fantastic YouTube clip and I am keen to hear your thoughts.
Gender roles reversed
Fantastic quote that says so much. Lets be honest very few people have not been on both the giving and receiving end of communication breakdowns. Clear communication requires the communicator understanding their audience and listening as well as talking.
Decision-making made easy ask yourself the following question ‘What would you advise your best friend to do if they were in your situation?’ Chip and Dan Heath from their Fantastic book Decisive
Ever noticed that our friends can think of simple solutions to our most complex of problems. Annoying isn’t it? Friends are often not caught up in the emotion of the situation which often enables them to see solution that we have dismissed too quickly or not thought of .
So next time you are facing a difficult decision ask yourself what would my best friend advice me to do. Try it it may save you countless sleepless nights tossing and turning.
Women in small IT firms earn less than men but where you work and your role impacts the size of the gender pay gap. On the upside the gender pay gap in some IT roles is far less than the American average of a 19% differential between men and women’s wages.
This data is American so may not directly correspond with the Australian experience but a very interesting read none the less.
Mapping the pay gap for women in in tech. how three cities stack up
A great definition of selfishness. Definitely one to make you think. Like and share if you agree with the wonderful and great Oscar Wilde.