Shadow Syllabus

Annmarie Chiarini:

For all my teacher peeps and brave students out there – read this brilliant reflection on teaching and being a student. I am definitely going to add this to my syllabi.

Originally posted on Sonya Huber:

  1. IMG_3738I’ll tell you exactly how to get an A, but you’ll have a hard time hearing me.
  2. I could hardly hear my own professors when I was in college over the din and roar of my own fear.
  3. Those who aim for A’s don’t get as many A’s as those who abandon the quest for A’s and seek knowledge or at least curiosity.
  4. I had bookmarked a citation for that fact, and now I can’t find it anywhere.
  5. The only way to seek knowledge is to open your hands and let your opinions drop, but that requires even more fear.
  6. The goals and outcomes I am required to put on my syllabus make me depressed; they are the illusion of controlling what cannot be controlled.
  7. I end up changing everything halfway through the semester anyway because the plan on paper is never what the living class ends up being about.

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Will Nevada Join States That Ban Revenge Porn? | KNPR

Hi all,

After the tremendous success in seeing legislation criminalizing Revenge Porn passed in Maryland, I took a much-needed media/posting/writing hiatus.

I have returned and had the pleasure of speaking on KNPR’s State of Nevada radio show to discuss the issue of Revenge Porn legislation in Nevada.

One of the guests was a Nevada attorney who violently opposes the efforts of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, stooping so low as to call us a bunch of angry women with dumb ideas. As well, he claimed to support victims – even going to far as to say he took on their emotions, yet very adamantly stated that if revenge porn is criminalized in Nevada, he will provide defense for the perpetrators, the people who post the images without consent with the intent to destroy lives.

Take a moment to listen to the show and post a comment – we’d love to hear your views on Revenge Porn criminalization.

“The story usually goes like this. A woman sends a nude photo of herself to her boyfriend, imagining that the image will stay private. Time goes on, the romance disintegrates and the woman ends the relationship.

The man, outraged at having been jilted, then takes the intimate photos and posts them on a porn website. Or maybe he emails them to the woman’s employer. Maybe he tries to auction them on ebay.”

Listen to the State of Nevada radio show via this link:

Will Nevada Join States That Ban Revenge Porn? | KNPR.

Bill Signed Into Law Making Revenge Porn A Misdemeanor « CBS Baltimore

“ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Added protections from harassment due to broken relationships are signed into law.

Pat Warren reports revenge porn is now a punishable offense.

Annmarie Chiarini’s bad breakup has helped change the way the state views intimate Internet postings.

In a WJZ investigation, Chiarini goes public with her experience as a victim of revenge porn. She tells WJZ an ex-boyfriend posted explicit pictures of her on the Internet. He had taken the pictures with her permission, but posted them in revenge after she broke up with him.

“There I was, and there was my first and last name, and there was the town where I live, and there was the college and the campus where I teach, and there was a solicitation for sex,” she said.”

 

Read the full article, and view the video via: Bill Signed Into Law Making Revenge Porn A Misdemeanor « CBS Baltimore.

Slowly But Surely, ‘Revenge Porn’ Is Being Criminalized | TIME.com

“Colorado joins some two dozen other states working on legislation that would criminalize the nonconsensual online publication of sexual photos of a person specifically to humiliate or blackmail them”

Read the full article via: Slowly But Surely, ‘Revenge Porn’ Is Being Criminalized | TIME.com.

Annmarie Chiarini, Jon Cardin, Danielle Keats Citron
In this Oct. 30, 2013 photo (from left), anti-revenge-porn campaigner Annmarie Chiarini, University of Maryland law professor Danielle Keats Citron and state Rep. Jon Cardin, D-Baltimore County, are silhouetted during a news conference to announce a bill that would criminalize revenge porn in Baltimore. Chiarini got behind the cause after an ex-boyfriend took to the Internet to post nude images that she shared with him privately over the course of their relationship. After California and New Jersey passed laws outlawing revenge porn, an increasing number of states looking to follow suit.
Patrick Semansky—ASSOCIATED PRES 
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