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Curating Safe Space: What Speech is Protected at Ladybud

Curating Safe Space: What Speech is Protected at Ladybud

Recently, Jezebel ran postings about the issue they’ve been having with violent, inappropriate image comments (called GIFs) being left on posts as a way to harass writers and derail conversations. Many other feminist blogs and magazines have also stepped up to address the issue and how they’ve been dealing with it, including the excellent Dame […]

Cannabis Activists Above the Fray: Don’t Mind or Feed the Trolls in Comment Sections

Cannabis Activists Above the Fray: Don’t Mind or Feed the Trolls in Comment Sections

PHOTO: Simon Steiner, Creative Commons Congratulations, cannabis activists: weed is now legal in two states. We’re witnessing historic change, not only in our country’s laws, but in our culture. Contrast Gallup’s first marijuana legalization poll in 1969 (12% in favor) with 2013’s poll (58% in favor). Yes, the tide has turned and we are now […]

Infighting in the Cannabis Community: Lessons from Marital Therapy

Infighting in the Cannabis Community: Lessons from Marital Therapy

Now that we’re in the majority, we might be tempted to descend to infighting. Blogs can grow snarkier and comments on Ladybud columns could lose their healing, supportive tone. We might take a page from the marital therapist’s book to make sure that we all stay on track with our big goals. I’d hate to […]