907 Updates July 28, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage Assembly delays vote on homeless resources until Aug. 11; Anchorage woman bakes, delivers bread as a way to stay connected to community; Mennonite volunteers help rebuild homes for McKinley Fire survivors; Ketchikan rolls out blended learning model for the return to school; Program seeks medical professionals for COVID-19 contact tracing; Travel Tuesday: Rediscover downtown Anchorage and more ->
KTUU: Missing and murdered indigenous women cold case office to open in Anchorage; UPDATE: Mat-Su schools to require masks this year for grades 3-12 and more ->
KTOO Public Media: In Haines, a race to harvest fruit before bears do; A big Mendenhall jökulhlaup could happen anytime, but scientists say it’s hard to know how big and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Mertarvik’s Lack Of A Commercial Airport May Have Already Cost Lives; After Moving To New Village, Mertarvik Residents Say They Are Healthier and more ->
Alaska Native News: Nikoleavsk Man Taken into Custody During Response to Welfare Check Monday and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks woman hits Law Enforcement Officer with four-wheeler and more ->
Our Third Thirds: Male Menace
So, for example, you can use Google maps to get directions that are the fastest, that use the least mileage; but can you get one that shows the “safest” route? Men don’t see it, don’t collect it, don’t care to make that information useful to women. It took women to create Safecity, which crowd-sources personal stories of sexual harassment in public spaces to create a map indicating trends at a local level, mostly in India, but around the world.
My response:
Why respond? For safety’s sake, do not engage with stupid, angry and crazy people. Even if you have excellent defense skills, do you want to take a chance of being permanently harmed by a POS predatory human?

I understand your anger, disgust, etc. However is endangering your safety worth waving a red flag at a bull? Think of your possible verbal responses and their possible physical response. You anger and humiliate them. They break your jaw, knock you down and crack your skull, maybe go after others that are with you.

Do you have a GoPro or other video & audio camera? Share clips of people behaving badly. Social Media can do far more damage to these failures of humanity than anything you could say.

Thank you and please keep rocking the keyboards!
If you have been sexually harassed or abused in public spaces anywhere in the world, please share your story with us on this crowdmap. You can report anonymously in under 2 minutes.

Craig Medred: Whale tale

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