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The Handmaid's Tale
Biblical Influences in The Handmaid's Tale in Class:
a Lesson Plan for a Double Period
literature  fiction  education  religion  sexism  misogyny  reproductiveRights 
yesterday by campylobacter
Twitter
RT : Even in a field dominated by , there is still . See? Systematic and still an issue.
women  sexism  librarians  from twitter
yesterday by jbfink
Who's the real cunt? Reviewing “Mail Men: The Unauthorised Story of the ‘Daily Mail’, the Paper that Divided and Conquered Britain” by Adrian Addison
[Dacre] might read every word of it but he doesn’t look at his paper, because if he did he would see it is a deep opponent of the values it pretends to espouse. Pretending to love family, it offers daily titillation and sleaze. Pretending to stick up for Britain, it caricatures 80 per cent of the country’s citizens, those lazy, disloyal, terroristic paedophiles who want everything for nothing and probably read the Guardian.

Dacre’s paper is like the drunken lout at a party who can’t get anyone to like him. Suddenly all the girls are sluts and all the men are poofs and he’s swinging at the chandelier before being huckled outside to vomit on the lawn. The Mail desecrates the holy places where it likes to stake its claim, and would be a laughable rag, really, were it not for our degraded political culture taking it seriously. Look at the paper itself and you see it is not the real voice of England, but a dark distortion of it, a post-truth version that shouts about decency but doesn’t exhibit any, that praises aspiration but only certain sorts. Every day in Dacre’s paper, the people who make up the population of Britain, the people who teach your children and bandage your wounds, drive your trains or clean your floors, are described as aliens and forgers and scum. The Mail fought for justice for one black man, and long may the editor plume on it: the paper he presides over is in no hurry to gain justice for any others. Quite the opposite: the Mail in its present form pictures Britain as a place populated by delinquents and bomb-makers, sexual deviants, spongers, social workers and gay bishops, a dark and fruity manifestation of the editor’s daily fears.
by:AndrewOHagan  from:LondonReviewOfBooks  DailyMail  PaulDacre  bigotry  racism  sexism  homophobia  xenophobia  journalism 
2 days ago by owenblacker
Inside the surprisingly sexist world of artificial intelligence
This post has been updated. There’s no doubt Stephen Hawking is a smart guy. But the world-famous theoretical physicist recently declared that women leave him stumped. “Women should remain a mystery,” Hawking wrote in response to a Reddit user’s question about the realm of the unknown that intrigued him most. While Hawking’s remark was meant...
technology  sexism  ai 
4 days ago by bradbarrish
Monica Lewinsky: Roger Ailes’s Dream Was My Nightmare - NYTimes.com
Just two years after Rupert Murdoch appointed Mr. Ailes to head the new cable news network, my relationship with President Bill Clinton became public. Mr. Ailes, a former Republican political operative, took the story of the affair and the trial that followed and made certain his anchors hammered it ceaselessly, 24 hours a day.

It worked like magic: The story hooked viewers and made them Fox loyalists. For the past 15 years, Fox News has been the No. 1 news station; last year the network made about $2.3 billion.

Some experts have noted that viewers found Fox for the first time because of the crisis. John Moody, a Fox executive editor, reflected on that period: “The Lewinsky saga put us on the news map.” As he put it in another interview: “Monica was a news channel’s dream come true.”
abuse  harassment  rapeCulture  maleprivilege  sexism  workersrights  politics  media 
4 days ago by campylobacter
You Should've Asked
comic on 'the mental load' of being a manager of household tasks instead of the male partner taking real responsibility
sexism  gender  comic.strip 
6 days ago by hopeful_monster

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