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Sexism & Violence in Cyberspace: A Panel Discussion

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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What is bystander culture? What is online violence?
A panel discussion of sexual and misogynistic violence in digital spaces

Presented by the Writing & Rhetoric Program at Innis College and Journalists for Human Right, U of T Chapter

The #MeToo movement has opened many people’s eyes to an ongoing epidemic of sexism, sexual harassment, and sexual assault all over the world. But such abuse is not always face to face. Recent scandals surrounding vicious acts of online sexism have proven that #TimesUp on the misogyny permeating online culture. This panel will discuss sexual and misogynistic violence in digital spaces, bystander culture, online feminist movements, and methods of action.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 • 7 – 9 pm

Innis Town Hall • 2 Sussex Ave.


  • Lauren McKeon, digital editor, The Walrus
  • Sarah Sharma, director, McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, U of T
  • Megan Boler, professor, Department of Social Justice Education, OISE, U of T


  • Mandy Pipher, freelance writer and instructor, Writing Centre, Innis College, U of T


Registration is not required. Please arrive 30 minutes early to ensure optimal seating. Contact for more information. 

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October 3
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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