What do you think street harassment is about? Sex? Benign flattery? Attraction? Women who can’t just suck it up and deal?

It’s power. Catcalls, sexist comments, public masturbation, groping, stalking and assault: gender-based street harassment makes public places unfriendly, frightening and dangerous for many girls, women, and LGBQT people.

It’s power to control public spaces. Power to alter paths. Power to shame, scare and intimidate. Power to define what is safe and what is not. It’s the power to say: “I’m entitled to touch you, comment on your body, coerce you to smile, control your movement.” Even when women perceive catcalls as flattering, they are nonetheless aware that it’s an unpredictable degree away from possible harm.

International Anti-Street Harassment Week: 10 Things You Can Do To Stop Street Harassment

happy (wrong word?) International Anti-Street Harassment Week, y'all

Embodied Values: Bringing the Senses Back to the Environment


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I collaborated with Allyson Pattie on an installation  Hearing Hands which was presented at the Sawyer  seminar series conference SENSORY WORLDS:  Environment, Value and the Multi-Sensory, hosted  by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the  Humanities.

 The piece allows participants to listen with their  ears and also through touching. Inspace,  Edinburgh, 7-9th December, 2011.

Academic scientific and analytical programs

Scientific  and analytical academic programs have the following forms:

1) Creative (research) programs;

2) Bibliographic programs.

General structural peculiarities of programs  implementation:

1) submission of reports;

2) expert assessment;

3) publication of reports;

4) accumulation of credit points;

5) conversion of credit points into the relevant  qualifications.

Status-titles in academic programs of the IASHE:

1) Corresponding member;

2) Academician;


a) 3rd title category “Tropos-Academician”  (or “the Sapphire Academician”; 1 voice at meetings of the IASHE  Scientific Congress);

b) 2nd title category  "Stratum-Academician" (or “the Emerald Academician”; 1.5  voices at meetings of the IASHE Scientific Congress);

c) 1st title category “Mesos-Academician”  (or “the Ruby Academician”; 2 voices at meetings of the IASHE  Scientific Congress);

d) “Therme-Academician” (or “the  Diamond Academician”; 2.5 voices at meetings of the IASHE Scientific  Congress); e) the highest title category “Exo-Academician” (or  "the Brilliant Academician"; 3 voices at meetings of the IASHE  Scientific Congress).

According to the IASHE Charter the status title  aren’t indisputable and termless titles. They impose certain obligations on  their owners - systematic confirmation of their personal research activity  and efficiency.

Website:  http://university.iashe.eu/