Saint Mary’s resumes ‘Justice Fridays’ lectures

first_imgThis past Friday, the Justice Education Program at Saint Mary’s College began its year-long “Justice Fridays” lecture series with an afternoon discussion about misconceptions and stereotypes women face.Discussion leader and senior Jessica Richmond said the goal of the meeting was to discuss labels placed on women.“I found myself facing labels and misconceptions once I hit high school … and the demeaning hold they take on women is a step in the wrong direction for our society,” she said. “I’m just one story. I want to hear other’s stories and brain storm ways to take a stand to these horrific terms and phrases used against women.”After watching a brief video about the stereotypes women hold in society, program attendees shared labels, such as “tomboy,” “ditzy” and “promiscuous,” which they have experienced personally. Labels such as these are concrete examples of the barriers fellow students are up against, Richmond said.“We can still be strong women with a man beside us, but when people come up with a strong voice, they are often criticized,” she said, “I don’t view myself as ornamental. I have my mind and so much more to offer.”Media is the source of many misconceptions, Richmond said. In order to change what media is portraying, we must first think about the labels we give ourselves, she said.“Media only portrays what we want to see, and if we say that what they are showing is not okay then eventually it will change,” she said, “We have to start small, with our inner circles.“I think as a Saint Mary’s women we are empowered and we empower each other, which is phenomenal … now it is time to turn this out into the communities we reside in to make a change.”First-year student Kendall Smith said she enjoyed the discussion and the stories shared by her classmates.“I was really impressed with how many different opinions came up,” she said. “It was really comforting to know that other girls have the same ideas.”The “Justice Fridays” program series is designed by Saint Mary’s Justice Education students and will continue all year, philosophy professor Adrienne Lyles-Chockley said. It allows students to combat issues they feel passionate about while enacting the mission of the Justice Education program in making the world a more just and peaceful place, she said.“‘Justice Fridays’ are designed to stimulate a campus-wide dialogue on ways to identify and combat injustice, and on methods of advancing social justice,” she said. “By facilitating dialogues that encourage students to think in comprehensive and systemic ways, ‘Justice Fridays’ and the Justice Education program enable students to understand and analyze the experiences of the disenfranchised, to constructively respond to unjust situations and to develop concrete and sustainable methods of advancing justice.”Speakers from the school and surrounding community will facilitate future discussions on topics including gender, racial, environmental, legal and economic justice, Chockley said. The meetings occur from 12-12:50 p.m. in the student center and are open to the public. Those interested in suggesting topics of discussion can contact Chockley at alylesch@saintmarys.edu.Tags: Justice Education Program, Justice Fridays, labels, lecture series, SMC, stereotypeslast_img read more

Two New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Chautauqua County On Saturday

first_imgWNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County on Saturday, bringing the number of active cases to 21.County Health Officials say the new cases involve a pediatric patient and a male in his 80s.Additionally, there remains one hospitalized case of COVID-19 locally.There is now a total of 84 cases, with 59 recovered so far. Since the outbreak began, four deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mozilla plans to enable Hyperlink Ping Tracking by Default in Firefox

first_imgMozilla plans to enable Hyperlink Ping Tracking by Default in Firefox by Martin Brinkmann on April 20, 2019 in Firefox – 133 commentsA new Bleeping Computer report by Lawrence Abrams suggests that Mozilla plans to enable Hyperlink Ping Tracking by default in the Firefox browser.Firefox is one of the few browsers that has the feature disabled by default, another is Brave. Most Chromium-based browsers, Google Chrome and Opera, as well as Microsoft Edge and Safari have the feature turned on by default.The browsers that have the feature enabled already won’t allow users to disable the feature anymore in coming versions. Chrome users, for example, can disable Hyperlink auditing in the browser currently on chrome://flags if they run the Stable version. Chrome users who run Beta or other development versions won’t find the feature listed anymore as Google removed it from the list of available flags.Chrome 73.0 StableChrome 75.0 CanaryWhat is Ping Hyperlink Auditing?Links, or hyperlinks, are a fundamental HTML feature that loads another resource when a user activates it.Ping is a new attribute that can be added to links to send information to another resource. Here is an example: ThisWhen a user clicks on the Ghacks Link, Example.com is notified that the click happened. It is possible to notify one or multiple resources about the link click.What is bad about it?Ping is used to track link clicks. The nature of how that is done is not transparent to users who click on links, as the ping attribute is not shown and links with pings are not highlighted when a user hovers over the link in the browser.While it is possible to check the source, it is not comfortable and unlikely that many users will do so.Apart from privacy, at least one case has been recorded where pings were used for denial of service attacks.And Firefox?Mozilla told Bleeping Computer that the Ping has not been enabled by default in Firefox already is because the feature is still being implemented.Asked about the privacy implications, Mozilla told Bleeping Computer that it agreed with Apple’s stance on the issue. Apple stated that turning off Ping would not “solve the privacy implications of link click analytics” and that disabling it would result in companies using techniques that would “hurt the user experience”.Sites would often check for supported tracking features and would simply switch to another if Ping was not available.Firefox supports a preference currently that determines whether pings are enabled or not. The preference is set to False currently which means that it is not used.Firefox users can check browser.send_pings on about:config to configure it. Whether that preference will remain in Firefox once Mozilla enables Ping functionality remains to be seen.SolutionsChrome users may install Ping Blocker to block pings in the browser. The popular content blocker uBlock Origin blocks pings by default as well, and it is available for Firefox, Chrome, and other browsers.Brave is one of the few browsers that has the Ping attribute disabled.SummaryArticle NameMozilla plans to enable Hyperlink Ping Tracking by Default in FirefoxDescriptionA new Bleeping Computer report by Lawrence Abrams suggests that Mozilla plans to enable Hyperlink Ping Tracking by default in the Firefox browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more