In Los Angeles, the Women’s March embraces technology to organize and inspire

The roughly 300,000 marchers that filled the streets of downtown Los Angeles for the third annual Women’s March received more than just an opportunity to hear from some of the state’s high powered politicians, they were also part of a new experiment from local March organizers in bringing technology into the movement. Using an organizational tool called SameSide, whose launch coincided with the Women’s March and a joint effort with RockTheVote, Women’s March organizers are hoping to transfer excitement about the march into broader political engagement with local and national women’s issues in…

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First trans student to run for women’s officer stands up to backlash

Anna Lee, who calls herself a ‘queer trans disabled lesbian woman’, says online trolling and personal abuse highlight the importance of her campaign Anna Lee, giving evidence at a transgender equality inquiry in parliament last year. Photograph: Anna Lee The first “queer trans disabled lesbian woman” to run for women’s officer at the National Union of Students (NUS), Anna Lee, celebrated her birthday on Tuesday by giving herself a rest from interacting with online abusers, trolls and transphobes. Since announcing late last week on Facebook that she would run for…

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