As most of you know, I'm currently finishing my graduate degree in public health and working part-time at 2 organizations in New York.
One of the organizations, is an anti-sexual violence advocacy organization (the Alliance). One of my responsibilities @ the Alliance is updating the blog. In order to come up with new posts, I spend a lot of time reading news articles and other blogs. Alliance staff members also send me links, and I usually end up with 2-3 posts a week.
Sometimes it gets a little overwhelming spending so much time reading about sexual assault, sexual violence, domestic violence and harassment.
Today I'm trying to decide if I should blog about:
1. The gang-rape of a 15 year old girl at a high school dance, and the (rather disgusting) online reaction to the crime.
2. The glamour magazine article where Rihanna 'breaks her silence,' following the attack by her former boyfriend Chris Brown.
3. The Catholic Bishop in NY who has been making phone calls on behalf of a political candidate, because he wants to block the city and state from passing laws that would increase the rights of child sexual assault victims.
It's actually rather frightening that I have so many topics to choose from on a random Tuesday morning.
I would be out of an internship, but I really wish that this organization wasn't necessary.
Tuesday, November 3