The Institute of Medicine has an upcoming workshop, Means of Violence. It will be held December 18th and 19th in Washington, DC, beginning at 8:30 am. Although this will be a live workshop, there will also be a simultaneous webcast that will be available globally. Click through for details:
Yesterday was my birthday, which means that basically the whole weekend was my birthday (and also the wedding reception for our good friends AND the arrival of the girl child for the summer). Lots of celebrating around here; much less reading. But when I finally did manage to crawl into bed last night, it took awhile to sleep, and just like that, I was caught up in some of the world’s goings-on. So here’s what’s caught my eye since last we spoke:
I’m still trying to wrap my brain around the unbelievable violence from this weekend (again). The online response to the California shooting was swift and fierce. If you have not read the huge number of tweets under #YesAllWomen, I encourage you to check them out (if you want a summary of some of the most powerful, look no further than Time’s). But to really begin to fathom just how often women face violence (or the threat of violence) simply for exercising their right to say no to men check out the new Tumblr, When Women Refuse. It’s a good reminder that the patients for whom we care are just a fraction of the victims of gender violence out there.