|Photo from Katkura HT Frances Bell|
For those unfamiliar with @raulpacheco's popular hashtag, here's his original post via Kevin Gannon, @TheTattooedProf
My use started this morning when I re-blogged "Why People Are So Mean" from Μια εσωστρεφής to As the Adjunctiverse Turns.
To introduce the post, I wrote:
More thoughts on cyber-meanness and positive approaches like #MakeItHappy to dealing with it. The post closes with this advice, “let’s pretend there is no virtual bully around you. If there is any, just avoid them.”
Being pro-active in a positive way is another response: call out people you admire. On Twitter you can adapt the ubiquitous #FF or Follow Friday model.
For example, I just started “When #ScholarSunday falls on #IWD2015…” on @VanessaVaile (and will carry it to my other streams) to hail #femscholars ~ and not just higher-ed academics. My list includes all educators ~ independent, retired, alt.ac, K12, ABE, former educators who are now activists/organizers, etc. So that probably needs another less Ivory Tower...In other words, a less Ivory Tower specific hashtag would be a better fit, connect women across disciplines and professions. Knowledge seekers and sharers. Suggestions invited...
a few links:
- Frances Bell's 2011 IWD post, Make a Small Difference
- Wikipedia: International Women's Day history, with vintage posters (which could make a post or project of its own):
I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: A slice a day for all of March. Thank you, Two Writing Teachers! Visit the site to read some slices