January 14 - 21 ⏰
This Week’s Highlights:
Sexual misconduct on the roller derby track — We can stop it.
Southern Discomfort Roller Derby Issues Sanctions
MRDA Board Statement - Southern Discomfort Roller Derby investigation
Junior Derby News December 2018 World Rankings
2019 JRDA Tournament Head application is now open
Growing the League: How Our Skater Programs Are Evolving
Bone Shaker and B.A. Bolster Canberra Roster
Jambi is Back!
Frightmare looking for help improving brain safety in roller derby
What a Bout! Issue #3 Winter 2019
ECDX 2019 Announcer Application
Team Indigenous Roller Derby shares 10 Ways to Be An Indigenous Accomplice
2019 Team Indigenous Rising Roller Derby Skater Application
Roller Derby Thoughts - How to Pass Your 27-In-5 and more, Advice for Rookie Skaters
Roller Derby Thoughts - How Do You Get on a Roster?
Started From The Bottom, Now I’m Here
What are you training for?
Derby Rocz Episode 183
USARS Team USA Mens Roller Derby roster announced
MVP of the Week: Theminist Killjoy
This week referee Killjoy shared this wonderful piece Sexual misconduct on the roller derby track — We can stop it. It’s a great piece I encourage everyone to read but I really loved this commitment to making things better and am making a point to do so myself! Thanks for writing this and challenging us all to do better!
Commit yourself to change
My name is Theminist Killjoy, I’m a roller derby referee, and I’m making the commitment, right now, to stand up against sexual misconduct in roller derby.
I will challenge it directly if I see it.
I will follow it up, and never consider an incident too minor to be worth reporting.
I will call out “stepping stone” behaviours and actions — ones that normalise boundary violation and make light of consent, or that bolster cultures of toxic masculinity.
I will listen to, believe, and amplify the voices speaking out.
If you’re with me, spread the word, and make the same or similar commitments yourself to building something better.