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9 Videos for Exploring Gender Stereotypes and Gender Roles

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 30, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Messages about what it means to be masculine or feminine, a man or a woman, a boy or a girl saturate our culture, from media and marketing, to the people we’re around growing up, to… More

Media, Media Literacy and Marketing Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 30, 2014 | Filed under Communication, Education, Global Issues Guides, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Resources

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on media, medial literacy and marketing issues to help you learn and/or teach about this topic. More

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For Your Must-Read List: However Long the Night by Aimee Molloy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 29, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

You wouldn’t think that a story about female genital cutting (FGC) would be inspiring and uplifting, but in the case of Aimee Molloy’s book “However Long the Night” it definitely is. Molloy tells the story… More

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Can Entertainment Lead to Prison Change?

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on August 20, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Four years ago I wrote a blog post titled “What Is Prison For?” Prison was on my mind because I’d been reflecting on jury duty and the moral challenge I faced, finding a defendant guilty… More

Hooray for the Decline in Sexist Language

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on November 19, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy Antony Pranata via Creative Commons. For thirty years I’ve been committed to both using and promoting nonsexist language in writing and speaking. I was criticized for using “he or she” on my papers… More

Reclaiming Mainstream Media: Eschewing Tom Cruise’s Divorce for Meaningful News

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on July 16, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

A couple of weeks ago I met a wonderful, brilliant, soft-spoken, powerful man: Sailesh Rao. We were both leading workshops simultaneously at the Voyager’s Peace Conference, and as luck would have it, another speaker scheduled… More

Planet as People: Efforts Increase to Establish Rights for Nature

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 16, 2012 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Humane Education

Does the natural world have intrinsic rights? Western culture has attempted for centuries to create a division between humans and nature, despite the fact that many other cultures (and even the ancient Romans) recognized the… More

Humane Issues in the News…

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on July 26, 2011 | Filed under Humane Connection

Each week we post links to news about humane education & humane living, and items connected to humane issues, from human rights to environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media, consumerism and culture. Gov. Brown… More

Expanding Our Circle of Compassion: Giving Rights to Nature and Animals

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on April 18, 2011 | Filed under Humane Connection

One of the concepts we at IHE often explore with our students, whether from our graduate programs, or elementary-aged children, is the circle of compassion we each have, who/what is included there, and ways to… More