January 14 - 21 ⏰


This Week’s Highlights:

Sexual misconduct on the roller derby track — We can stop it.

Killjoy’s blog on Medium

Southern Discomfort Roller Derby Issues Sanctions

Facebook Post

MRDA Board Statement - Southern Discomfort Roller Derby investigation

Facebook Post

Junior Derby News December 2018 World Rankings

Junior Derby News FB Note

2019 JRDA Tournament Head application is now open

Facebook post

Tournament Head Application

Tournament Head Officials Application

Championships Officials Application

Growing the League: How Our Skater Programs Are Evolving

Rose City Blog

Bone Shaker and B.A. Bolster Canberra Roster

The Apex


Jambi is Back!

The Apex

Frightmare looking for help improving brain safety in roller derby

Twitter

What a Bout! Issue #3 Winter 2019

What a Bout site

ECDX 2019 Announcer Application

Google Form

Team Indigenous Roller Derby shares 10 Ways to Be An Indigenous Accomplice

Facebook Post

2019 Team Indigenous Rising Roller Derby Skater Application

Google Form Facebook Post

Roller Derby Thoughts - How to Pass Your 27-In-5 and more, Advice for Rookie Skaters

Power Through the 4th Whistle Podcast on Anchor

Roller Derby Thoughts - How Do You Get on a Roster?

Power Through the 4th Whistle Podcast on Anchor

Started From The Bottom, Now I’m Here

VRDL Blog

What are you training for?

Iron Octopus Fitness FB Live

Derby Rocz Episode 183

Listen on Spreaker


USARS Team USA Mens Roller Derby roster announced

Facebook Post


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.

 

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Wendy Walden