Public schools in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Alexandria, Virginia will close today after hundreds of teachers requested the day off to participate in the Women’s Strike. “I asked our school principals and central office department heads to survey staff to find out how many absences would occur,” wrote Jim Causby, superintendent of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City public school system in North Carolina, in a statement. “The results came back, and the number was significant. In fact, it is my determination that we will not have enough staff to safely run our school district.” After more than 300 staff members requested leave for Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, schools superintendent Alvin Crawley decided not to hold classes with so many teachers absent. “This is not a
Note: This post is meant to reflect the experiences of many cisgender women, though we realise it can also apply to trans and nonbinary people as well. ID: 10660554 1. Carrying your keys in your hand as a “weapon” when walking alone at night.2. And turning your headphones off to make sure you’re not being followed.3. Nailing the “I’m-walking-quickly-but-not-so-quick-that-you’ll-sense-my-fear” pace when someone is behind you.4. Calling friends when alone in a taxi/Uber in order to feel safe.5. Or texting them your driver’s details “just in case”.6. Messaging them when you get home to let them know you’re OK.7. Sitting near other women on public transport to minimise the risk of being harassed/attacked.8. Avoiding bein
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A new campaign featuring images of older lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women will help increase cancer screening rates, BreastScreen Victoria hopes. View this image › “Beautiful LGBTI women show their strength and kindness.” – Barbara Lisa White ID: 10294642 The portraits of the women, taken by photographer Lisa White, will be displayed during Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival in January. The exhibit, Beautiful LGBTI Women, aims to challenge norms of femininity and perfection.The exhibit is also part of a long-term strategy at BreastScreen Victoria to earn Rainbow Tick certification, using the portrai
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