What Makes Things Cool? Or Why Everybody Isn’t Cool.

 

What Makes Things Cool? Or Why everybody isn’t cool.

Interesting research on what makes things cool and why “Just Say No” campaign doesn’t work.  Hint: It may be better to tell adolescents that everybody’s doing it if you wan them to stop.

I wonder how this Journal of Consumer Research could be used to help stop violence against women on campus?

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AT THE GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY:A CALL TO ACTION

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AT THE GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY:A CALL TO ACTION

 

Georgia Tech Sexual Assault Awareness Month white paper is attached.  

The Georgia Institute of Technology is known for many things: cutting-edge research, pioneering technological advancement, vibrant and engaging student life, and rigorous academic curricula. Within the student community, however, it’s also known for something far less laudable: a culture that tolerates sexual assault.

 

Georgia Tech fraternity suspended for culture of violence against women.

Phi Kappa Tau at Georgia Tech

Phi Kappa Tau at Georgia Tech

Only men can stop rape on campus. It’s time to stand up and be a man.

The actual details are worse than reported, but it’s important to celebrate small victories. The Phi Kappa Tau fraternity has been suspended. It took to long. But better late than never comes to mind.

Georgia Tech suspended Phi Kappa Tau fraternity today. The 11 Alive news story makes it sound like the fraternity was suspended related to the earlier rape email. The actual situation was much worse. The investigation uncovered a long standing culture of sexual assault.

There are even actual sexual assault reports.

The campus newspaper published minutes from fraternity meetings. Songs, jokes and other incredible meeting minutes demonstrate a culture that was obvious in the October rape email.

Read the graphic meeting minutes for yourself if you think it’s just “boys being boys.”

http://nique.net/news/2014/04/04/osi-disbands-phi-kappa-tau-for-continual-violations/

Imagine if the fraternity was banned years ago? Daughters would have been saved. But, somehow it was okay. Business as usual.

To be fair to GT. This isn’t a GT issue. The CDC reports 20 percent of college women are sexually assaulted at college. As campus reporting continues to improve the details may be enough to cause enough outrage or lost federal funding to change make behavior.

It’s time to stand up and be a man. Only men can stop rape on campus.

#DisruptRape

Holy Gallery, Batman! Find me some local art, POW!

Download and support local artists and startups

Support local artists

Holy Gallery, Batman! Find me some local art, POW!

Local Atlanta brothers have created a new app that helps you discover local art – maybe even steps away from you.  You can browse art, listen to the artists describe their work and even see if it fits that special spot on your wall – all from you iPhone.

Plus, if you are an artist, you can get discovered by adding your art.

Finestra, Italian for window, is a unique window into the local art scene from some home town talent.  Find some local art that speaks to you. Download Finestra.