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We have 213 blogposts in the field of Education.

  • Omaha herpes ads are cruel to sufferers

    By on 21 July 2015

    There’s an inherent problem in using shock or shame in a prevention campaign for sexually-transmitted infections, and it’s the effect your effort will have on people living with these diseases. Sure, you want people to have safer sex. But...

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  • Remembering Chloe Cooley and the railroad to freedom

    By on 17 June 2015

    People in the United States are well aware of their nation’s history of enslaving people from Africa. But in Canada, where I live, the story of our complicity in this crime against humanity is less often told. In the...

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  • Get Checked Omaha Gonorrea Outdoor

    In Omaha, sexually transmitted infections are “open for business”

    By on 5 May 2015

    The fake brand/ad campaign is an old favourite of advertising people everywhere, because it allows us to laugh at ourselves. In this case, it was for a cause. The “STDs open for business” campaign is a pro-bono effort by...

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  • It Was Never A Dress

    It Was Never A Dress – women’s toilet signs just got updated

    By on 2 May 2015

    I’ve always found toilets pretty inspirational, but this campaign is taking it to the next level. Activist and software developer Tania Katan and her team at Axosoft have reinvented the way we look at women’s bathroom signs, turning the dress-wearing silhouette into a cape-wearing superhero....

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  • PornHub does another cancer PSA

    PornHub does another cancer “PSA”

    By on 20 April 2015

    In 2012, online sex video aggregator PornHub they promised to donate to breast cancer research every time one of their “boob videos” was viewed. Competitor Brazzers did a high-profile safer sex campaign in 2010. Also in 2010, British charity...

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  • #thegaysweater challenges our vernacular

    By on 27 March 2015

    This art project, by the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity, has gone viral in North America. Knitted from human wool (spun from hairy contributions from the heads of LGBT Canadians) the sweater is currently on tour. The purpose...

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  • Silent no more – Aboriginal women in Canada

    By on 22 March 2015

      I didn’t know much about this topic. My Osocio colleague, Tom, brought me into the cold water of information and I am very grateful and honored that I may post about Aboriginal women in Canada. Indigenous women are...

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  • Is it less intelligent to like popular culture?

    By on 23 January 2015

    With these ads for an Israeli public college, you are asked to choose whether you will be defined as an outrageous pop star or troubled author. Or, between another outrageous pop star and a famous victim of French antisemitism: It’s a funny...

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  • Distance . The

    Distance – End Violence Against Children

    By on 21 January 2015

    There is difference between being a strict parent and being abusive parent. Authoritarian is not the same as authoritative. Authoritarian parents are controlling and not warm. They are cold. They are often abusive. Their Child is not seen and...

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  • Become a Design Rebel, study Socially Conscious Design

    By on 29 October 2014

    Design Rebel: Socially Conscious Design An Online Skillshare Class by Noah Scalin Last year I wrote (And Reuben did too) a review about the Design Activists Handbook from Design Rebel and Osocio blogger Noah Scalin. A great book about...

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