They Put A Celebrity On Camera And Asked Her To Talk About A Rough Topic. She Only Got 2 Words Out.

Let's talk about sexual assault and domestic violence.

It's not an easy topic to discuss. But we have to do it.

Let's talk statistics.

1 in 4 women in the United States will be a victim of domestic violence. And 1 in 14 men in the United States will be a victim of domestic violence.

1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men in the United States will be a victim of rape or attempted rape.

That's a whole lot of people.

This talk is personal for so many people.

Fame, money, intelligence, good looks — nothing can insulate a person from being hurt, personally or through loved ones, by domestic violence or sexual assault.

No more.

We have to say no more. We need to talk about it. We need to act. You can read this for some ideas, like "Challenge attitudes and beliefs that allow the violence and blame the victim." No more.

Watch Hilary Swank (try to) talk about domestic violence and sexual assault.

Her emotions are almost tangible.

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One little girl took pictures of her school lunches. The Internet responded — and so did the school.

If you listened to traditional news media (and sometimes social media), you'd begin to think the Internet and technology are bad for kids. Or kids are bad for technology. Here's a fascinating alternative idea.


This article originally appeared on 03.31.15

Kids can innovate, create, and imagine in ways that are fresh and inspiring — when we "allow" them to do so, anyway. Despite the tendency for parents to freak out because their kids are spending more and more time with technology in schools, and the tendency for schools themselves to set extremely restrictive limits on the usage of such technology, there's a solid argument for letting them be free to imagine and then make it happen.

It's not a stretch to say the kids in this video are on the cutting edge. Some of the results he talks about in the video at the bottom are quite impressive.

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