The Super Bowl statistic we aren’t talking about.

via The Enliven Project:

1 out of 6 men on the field next Sunday could be survivors of sexual violence.

That’s right, 1 out of 6.

Just to be clear, we don’t know whether specific players have had specific experiences.  We simply want to you to look at the men in your class, the men in your family, and the men on your favorite sports team with this statistic in mind.

Too much shame and stigma exists for all victims of sexual violence. But the stigma is even greater for men, many of whom believe they should have been able to protect themselves or fear that friends and family members will think less of them if they come forward.

There have been a handful of brave and courageous men – R.A. Dickey, Tyler Perry, Scott Brown, and Keyon Dooling to name a few – who have stepped forward and are generous in sharing their stories and experiences so that others can be less afraid to break silence.  But these men are not the exception.  And their stories are more common than you think.

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Announcing First Ever Brooklyn Neighborhood Reports

The Center for the Study of Brooklyn at Brooklyn College and the Brooklyn Community Foundation are pleased to release the first ever Brooklyn Neighborhood Reports.  Over 600 pages in total, each of the 19 new reports- one for each of the borough’s 18 Community Districts, and one for all of Brooklyn- include over 90 indicators that explore 9 different theme areas.  Accompanying Data Tablesprovide even greater detail, as will the forthcoming Data NotesRead the official January 2012 launch announcement here.  

These are pretty cool! Can’t wait to dive in further, but my initial thought is that I love the metrics they picked to explore and how they present it all. No reports or statistics are ever without questions or flaws, but this is a really nicely pieced together snapshot of all things Brooklyn. Well done!

Announcing First Ever Brooklyn Neighborhood Reports

Foursquare: Check-in distribution by day in the last month.

Conclusions: bored more often earlier in week. Or, more coffee breaks resulting from easing back into the work week. Or, boring on weekends*.

*this post was written on a Saturday night at 9pm.