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“Social media platforms, including the two most popular sites Twitter and Facebook, have been increasingly used as an important venue for different types of organizations to promote their work and connect with communities. For [Company A], social media participation presents an opportunity to increase your profile with current and future clients, increase awareness surrounding your work, reach out further to the communities you are working with, and engage with users with similar interests, goals and projects. One of [Company A]’s most important achievements and ongoing goals is the development of “open source tools for change” and social media is one of the best mediums to live up to this part of your mandate.

After extensive consultation with the [Company A] team, it appears that there is enough interest in using social media as a tool to promote the organization as a whole as well as the work that you are doing. While there is an understandable hesitation on some levels, this recommendation does come with guidelines for social media use.”

 This excerpt is from a social media plan created in 2012 for a social justice organization in Toronto.  Read the full plan here:  Social Media Plan

“The first time I remember thinking critically about pornography, I was 15. It was the early 1990s, and my friend and I were going through a stack of discarded magazines, undertaking the well-loved teenage art of collage. Between the Cosmos and National Geographics was this out-of-place porno, just stuck in there. We made awkward jokes while flipping through it, and found a fake advertisement for “Gash Jeans,” which depicted a naked woman bent over with her pants around her ankles. We added it to our collage, and next to it scrawled our own teenage thoughts about porn and sexism.

I’d seen porn before, having snooped through friends’ parents’ stashes or the collections kept by families I babysat for. But this was the first porn I remember laying eyes on after learning about feminism. Inspired by the punk-feminist Riot Grrrl movement of the early ’90s, I took books out of the library by feminist thinkers such as Andrea Dworkin, Catherine McKinnon and Robin Morgan, whose statement that “pornography is the theory, rape is the practice,” summed up the attitude of many feminists of the previous generation.”

From “The New Face of Porn”, originally appeared in This Magazine.  Read the full article here.