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Revealed: England faces shortfall of 10,000 primary school places
[ we are not all in it together ] Councils say funding pressure is deepening crisis but Department for Education says free schools will make up the numbers [...] [north and deprived areas] The latest data reveals that the councils facing shortfalls in places by 2019-20 are Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Leeds, Leicester, Birmingham, Walsall, Bexley, Greenwich, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton and Slough. //&! Poor children need better chance of good school place, says report. High-performing primary schools are under-selecting pupils from low-income families, claims education charity - bit.ly/23AJFFf
staff  shortage  staff  morale  austerity  education  policy  Academy  Nicky  Morgan  Michael  Gove  Council  Public  Services  Social  Services  deprivation  Gini  coefficient  Generationengerechtigkeit  triple-lock  pension  mobility  income  mobility  poverty  trap  child  poverty  food  poverty  fuel  poverty  well  being  poverty  selection  bias  prejudice  snap  judgement  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  budget2015  budget2016  general  election  2015  constituency  Party  Funding  election  campaign  promises 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Is Stephen Crabb the man to tackle this age of extreme inequality?
The Panama Papers will lead to the dynamiting of Tory credibility, but new work and pensions secretary, Stephen Crabb, is unlikely to prove the saviour of his party’s reputation. [...] Last autumn’s U-turn over cuts to working tax credits was a smoke screen. The axe will fall, only not everywhere, not just yet. From this week, existing universal credit claimants will lose up to £220 a month as the work allowance is pared back faster than the national living wage increases to replace it. [...] Short of taking a vow of poverty and retreating like Charles V to a monastery, there is nothing he can say now that will change the perception that he is at the head of a party that has a fundamental personal interest in preserving the advantages of the 1%.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Workers or Shirkers? Ian Hislop's Victorian Benefits
An entertaining, provocative film in which Ian explores the colourful history behind one of the most explosive issues of our times - welfare: who deserves to be helped, and who doesn't. [... ] all hate, no heart. just spreadsheets. at Whitehall, no 11. [...] Benefit Street = victorian freak show/circus of curiosities [...] writing about others, "othering" them. demonising them or putting them on pedestals, making them saints. [...] IDS "a single mother wo aspiration is a product of the system" would correct that, a product of her environment (society) [ie gentrification - poor living w poor door to door. and everyone is looking down on them.].
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Mary Bassett: Why your doctor should care about social justice
[ DETERMINANT NOT JUST FOR HEALTH, BUT ALSO POOR HEALTH ] the structural inequities embedded in the world's political and economic organizations, inequities that make marginalized people more vulnerable. These same structural problems exist in the United States today, and as New York City's Health Commissioner, Bassett is using every chance she has to rally support for health equity and speak out against racism. "We don't have to have all the answers to call for change," she says. "We just need courage." //&! - Doctors are failing to help people with gender dysphoria - http://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.i1694 - via https://redd.it/4cr1cr //&! NOT ONLY IN UK - fundraiser to pay for transition - https://redd.it/4dazwd - http://actionfortranshealth.org.uk/2016/04/03/new-solidarity-fund-round-for-people-of-colour/
NHS  Grampian  NHS  health  inequality  marginalised  groups  marginalised  marginalized  groups  marginalized  HIV  AIDS  Transgender  Transphobic  transphobia  Homophobia  homophobic  social  discrimination  discrimination  gay  culture  chem-sex  chem  sex  STD  STI  prevention  intervention  inequality  prejudice  snap  judgement  public  opinion  public  awareness  public  image  public  perception  rationing  mental  health  well  being  GP  Religion  LGBTQIASP  exclusion  class  warfare  western  world  structural  violence  premature  death  Privileged  poverty  public  health  care  system  public  health  public  health  risk  public  health  policy  health  care  cost  health  care  demand  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  institutional  disparity  Jim  Crow  post-racial  America  Justice 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
US-Eltern meiden Adoption afroamerikanischer Kinder - SPIEGEL ONLINE
In den USA gelten 140.000 afroamerikanische Kinder, die in Pflege oder Heimen leben, als schwer vermittelbar. Adoptionswillige US-Paare möchten lieber Kinder aus dem Ausland - aber nicht aus Afrika. [...] Rund 40 Prozent der Adoptiveltern äußerten explizit, dass sie ganz spezifisch kein schwarzes Kind wollten, weil diese sowohl vom Aussehen als auch "kulturell zu verschieden" seien. Aber: Sie adoptierten Kinder aus zehn Ländern der Welt, ohne ethnische oder rassische Vorbehalte - so lange es nur nicht um schwarze Kinder ging. [...] Angst vor dem Rassismus der Anderen [...] Im Klartext: Weil man weiß, dass es schwarze Kinder einmal schwerer haben werden, macht man es ihnen schwerer, adoptiert zu werden.
post-racial  America  racial  profiling  racial  segregation  racial  discrimination  USA  adoption  stigma  prejudice  snap  judgement  Police  Brutality  prison–industrial  complex  Gini  coefficient  inequality  social  mobility  income  mobility  American  Dream  meritocracy  meritocratic  social  discrimination  ethnic  discrimination 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Jenny Beavan’s Oscars outfit struck a blow for all women | Laura Bates | Opinion | The Guardian
This was not the first stand taken against the reduction of women in the industry to their clothes and jewellery. The past few years have seen Elisabeth Moss give the middle finger to the “mani-cam” at the Golden Globes, Cate Blanchett demand: “Do you do that to the guys?” as a camera panned up and down her body on the red carpet, and a series of women from Reese Witherspoon to Amy Poehler demand that reporters ask them more than questions about their frocks. We’ve also seen the actress and singer Zendaya speak out about racist responses to her dreadlocks at the Oscars, and Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy design her own dresses after designers refused to dress her, proving that Hollywood’s incredibly narrow definition of beauty is discriminatory on the basis of size and race. [...] find themselves pitted against each other in excruciating “best dressed” and “worst dressed” lists, the awards season will continue to provide a high-profile, glossy microcosm of wider prejudice.
feminism  feminist  Hollywood  Sexual  objectification  objectification  gender-based  discrimination  Television  beauty  sickness  Entertainment  Industry  Music  Industry  sex-sells  prejudice  snap  judgement  judgement  gossip  culture  gossip  Tabloid  Glossy  Magazine  business  model  pageviews  gender  politics  gender  policing  gender  pay  gap  gender  norms  gender  non-conforming  Trope  Oscars  post-racial  America  Fashion  Industry 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Pando: Female founders, and when good intentions go bad
Last year, I got some well-meaning advice from someone who has generally been very supportive of me and Pando. He told me that I needed to soften my image and tone down my language if I wanted Pando to appeal to more readers in middle America. They don’t like to see an opinionated, mouthy woman swearing. He meant well. But the comment wasn’t too different than an email I got after a recent appearance on Fox News on a Sunday morning, which told me my points were incredibly smart, but this viewer simply couldn’t take any woman seriously unless she wore a string of pearls. Could I please wear pearls next time? Um, no...
feminism  feminist  gender  conforming  gender  role  gender  policing  gender  gap  gender  bias  gender-based  discrimination  gender  norms  gender  non-conforming  gender  politics  bias  prejudice  judgement  snap  judgement  objectification 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Why Hillary Clinton’s ‘super-predator’ concession is such a big moment for political protest - The Washington Post
Clinton’s 1996 speech included some language about these so-called super-predators implying that they were a generation of guilt- and compassion-free sociopaths who, in the interest of society, simply had to be contained. [...] Clinton seemed audibly and visibly irritated, saying she would answer if allowed to speak and then, even more notably, “that no one had ever asked her that before.” Then, Clinton essentially moved on with her regularly scheduled fundraising program. There was no accounting, partial or full, for her 1996 position nor how she arrived at her 2016 stance on criminal justice reform. Moving on. [...] Clinton decided to offer an apology for using that “super-predator” and “brought to heel” language. In the 1990s both were part of a relatively popular but now largely discredited theory about rising youth crime. [ tough on crime was] effective tactic with white voters, because in the [US] there are a whole host of persistent stereotypes abt race & criminality.
Hillary  Clinton  prison–industrial  complex  mandatory  minimum  sentences  War  on  Drugs  Beschaffungskriminalität  economic  justice  System  Bail  racial  profiling  post-racial  America  racial  discrimination  meritocracy  meritocratic  American  Dream  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  social  democracy  plutocracy  oligarchy  Super  Rich  1%  Integrationspolitik  Sozialpolitik  downward  mobility  social  mobility  income  mobility  youth  crime  youth  unemployment  deprivation  Perspektivlosigkeit  trickle-down  economics  USA  neoliberalism  neoliberal  social  safety  net  welfare  state  recidivism  rate  Rehabilitation  presidential  election  2016  double  standard  stereotype  bias  prejudice  crime  white-collar  crime  public  sentiment  public  perception  public  opinion  Bill  Clinton  presidency  barackobama  judgement  snap  judgement  injustice  MLK  child  poverty  poverty  trap  food  poverty  mental  health 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Pando: Does a VC’s unconscious hesitation to fund women start at home?
It’s widely acknowledged (by most of us anyway) that there is a culture problem within startups that makes women want to go elsewhere and that there’s some serious unconscious bias going on. But untangling that knot of unconscious bias-- even talking about it the wrong way-- is like defusing a gender bomb
Silicon  Valley  gender  inequality  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  confirmation  bias  gender  bias  selection  bias  bias  snap  judgement  HR  human  resources  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  gap  meritocracy  meritocratic  boys  club  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  misogyny  Misogynie  male  privilege  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  Venture  Capital 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
I'm tired of being around people who feel intimidated by my blackness | Music | The Guardian
In our society, black is seen as negative and white as successful, leading many to reach for a cultural mask. It’s time we stopped trying to fit in //&! ‘The lowest of the stack’: why black women are struggling with mental health. The perceptions of young black women in everyday life may be exacerbating already high rates of depression and anxiety. One writer explains why she’s fighting back - bit.ly/20RBIqn
skin  bleaching  urban  scene  Asia  racism  prejudice  subconscious  snap  judgement  bias  cognitive  bias  Wertegesellschaft  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  confirmation  bias  selection  bias  beauty  sickness  mental  health  well  being 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Women in Tech
[ via pando - bit.ly/1KotzjQ ] They surveyed some 200 senior women in the tech world about discrimination. The details from the survey are, in a word, disgusting...
Ellen  Pao  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  bias  confirmation  bias  selection  bias  bias  snap  judgement  HR  human  resources  people  management  team  management  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  gender  gap  gender  inequality  gender  equality  gender  conforming  gender  role  Patriarchy  boys  club  straight  white  male  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  Women  in  Tech  discrimination  ethnic  discrimination  social  discrimination  racial  discrimination  gender  discrimination  minority  Silicon  Valley 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Freiburg: Klub-Verbot für Flüchtlinge ist rechtwidrig - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Junge Migranten: Unter Generalverdacht - Seit der Kölner Neujahrsnacht ist "jung, männlich, südländisch" für viele zu allererst ein Täterprofil. Für Ausländer, die in dieses Raster fallen, wird es zum Stigma. Wir haben in Hamburg, Köln, Berlin und München nachgefragt, was das für die Betroffenen bedeutet. - bit.ly/1PvnRha
refugee  crisis  Ausländerfeindlichkeit  fearmongering  Fear  Rechtsextremismus  Rechtsruck  Xenophobia  racism  stigma  prejudice  snap  judgement  bias  confirmation  bias  Germany 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Stigma of mental illness | Alastair Campbell - YouTube
you can never anticipate when change, social change comes. legislation is usually a response to change. mental health is last big taboo. // >> "Control the Message." << you can not control where the message goes. you can only control what you say and what you do << budget deficit. need to get into surplus. to pay down debt. but not telling not the disabled increased the budget deficit so massively, but the bankers bailout and the pensioners. and the corporate welfare. never was the cause adressed. what is easier? cut minority? or tax your party funders? the city and non-doms and super rich? mega properties? // what is easier to cut? cancer service, child protection service, mental health service?
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Justin Welby says sorry to LGBTI community for hurt and pain caused by Anglican church | World news | The Guardian
The archbishop of Canterbury has apologised for the “hurt and pain” the Anglican church has inflicted on lesbian, gay and transgender people as he attempted to defend the decision to sanction the liberal US church for allowing same-sex marriage.
Religion  LGBT  LGBTQIASP  gay  rights  gay  marriage  Homo-Ehe  transphobia  Transphobic  homophobic  Homophobia  USA  UK  same-sex  marriage  Germany  discrimination  social  discrimination  public  sentiment  public  perception  public  opinion  public  image  stigma  bias  prejudice  snap  judgement  hate  speech  hate  crime  inequality 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Why are women with brain tumours being dismissed as attention-seekers? | Society | The Guardian
Accepting this gender-uniform model of disease has repercussions. One study drew data from 35,875 cardiac patients, 41% of them women, across nearly 400 US hospitals. It found that women faced a higher risk of dying in hospital, subsequent heart attacks, heart failure, and stroke. They were less likely to have an ECG within 10 minutes and to receive crucial medications. And women younger than 65 years old are more than twice as likely to die from a heart attack than men of the same age. [...] There is more complexity to this than mere gender bias. Women tend to present to hospital later and with atypical symptoms. Being a smoker and having diabetes seems to confer more cardiac risk for women than men. [...] It’s not just cardiac issues that are underdiagnosed in women. For every girl diagnosed with autism, four boys are diagnosed with the same condition.
public  health  policy  public  health  health  inequality  gender  inequality  prejudice  bias  snap  judgement  judgement  sick  population  health  crisis  chronic  diseases  heart  disease  cancer  diet-related  disease  medical  profession  medical  care  gender  bias  gender-based  discrimination  mental  health 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Zusammenleben: Die Welt wird nicht untergehen - Kolumne - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Blöde, Ungebildete und Gierige gab es zu jeder Zeit, es liegt nicht nur am Versäumnis der Regierungen, sondern man kann festhalten, dass es einfach zivilisierte und weniger zivilisierte Menschen gibt, egal welchen Geburtshintergrund sie haben. Es gibt idiotische Muslime, biodeutsche Nazis, biofinnische Serienmörder, christliche Umweltzerstörer, es ist nur die Frage, wie regelt man das Zusammenleben einer überwiegend freundlichen Mehrheit mit einer gewaltbereiten oder raffgierigen, unverantwortlichen Minderheit. [...] wer an Traumbildern festhält, kommt darin um. Wir werden unser verschontes, privilegiertes Leben nicht wiederbekommen, [...] das Problem ist der Mensch, der in allen Facetten des Irrsinns hergestellt wird. //&! Die Ursuppe der Identität hat viele Zutaten, Vorurteile gehören dazu. [...] sie verhindert die Auseinandersetzung mit den tatsächlichen Problemen und Ängsten. - bit.ly/1RrJdAP &! bit.ly/1SH00ky &! nuance - bit.ly/1JANeBS
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Suspended BBC journalist breaks silence over Tyson Fury comments · PinkNews
[ Platforming, see paris lees on Germaine Greer and platforming for wrong people ... ] The Newsline journalist was since suspended, and had previously said he was not allowed to comment on the controversy. But in a new YouTube video, West did comment, saying: “I’m not really meant to say anything, but I wanted to just say that I chose between being an objective journalist and being a human being with thoughts and opinions with principles.” He went on: “I shouldn’t have given my opinion on something that was current” but said that at the same time he “couldn’t forget the little boy I was when I was nine or 10 at school and I was being bullied for being camp and being gay”. The video now appears to have been deleted from West’s YouTube page.
free  speech  hate  speech  hate  crime  homophobic  Homophobia  transphobia  Transphobic  freedom  of  speech  Pressefreiheit  Germaine  Greer  gay  rights  stigma  public  sentiment  public  awareness  public  perception  public  discourse  public  debate  public  opinion  public  health  public  safety  discrimination  social  discrimination  Tyson  Fury  prejudice  snap  judgement  bias  judgement  Religion  science 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Stephen Fry - HIV and Me - Part 1 - YouTube
[ chem sex as symptom of public sentiment at large towards what "being gay" means. and how gay people see themselves in this picture and see how they are treated at large?! it's like about breaking free from social norms, its a counterproductive form of rebellion against society in its most dangerous form. ] [ protection = naughty but not dangerous ] [ some are thrill seeking people. a kick apart form normal life. ] [ hetero sex now counts for half of all new infections ] [ medical profession guess is that between 1/3 and 1/2 of all infection go undiagnosed, because they don't have HIV test, in UK ] PART 2: [ stigma and prejudice of being HIV positive is a social crisis. medically we moved on, but socially we haven't. there is still this big fear and horror part, instilled into people by it's initial campaign during the 90's. HIV is a social problem. ]
HIV  AIDS  subculture  gay  culture  chemsex  chem-sex  LGBT  LGBTQIASP  dehumanisation  subhuman  discrimination  social  discrimination  substance  abuse  alcohol  abuse  drug  abuse  unprotective  sex  Entertainment  numbing  distraction  STI  STD  superbug  multidrug-resistant  gonorrhea  Escapeism  society  Wertegesellschaft  Gesellschaft  sociology  psychology  Zivilgesellschaft  Wegwerfgesellschaft  western  society  rat  race  post-antibiotic  era  antibiotic  resistance  antibiotics  diet-related  disease  chronic  diseases  public  perception  public  safety  public  awareness  public  image  public  health  policy  public  health  public  opinion  public  sentiment  public  discourse  public  debate  western  lifestyle  western  world  climate  change  climate  crisis  global  warming  carbonfootprint  status  anxiety  status  symbol  social  status  zombie  consumer  crony  capitalism  capitalism  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  consumerist  consumerism  teenage  pregnancy  prejudice  stigma  bias  judgement  snap  judgement 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Are 'Instagram Husbands' really a thing? - BBC News
A tongue-in-cheek video is highlighting the plight of "Instagram husbands" - those poor partners who are stuck miserably photographing the exploits of their loved ones. Its creators say it's a joke about the shallow nature of social media - rather than a comment on gender politics. [...] Instagram skews heavily towards young people and women: according to one estimate, 68% of its users are female. Facebook and Pinterest also skew female, while Twitter and Tumblr are roughly balanced and Reddit and similar forums are predominately male, according to the Pew Research Center.
Social  Media  Selbstdarstellung  superficial  celebrity  culture  of  You  celebrity  status  symbol  status  anxiety  materialism  zombie  consumer  Newsfeed  Instagram  Twitter  Facebook  Depression  Selbstfürsorge  mental  health  prejudice  judgement  snap  judgement  Pinterest  YouTube  Entertainment  Vlog  mobile  homescreen  Escapeism  gossip  culture  Tabloid  Glossy  Magazine  gossip 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Scans prove there's no such thing as a 'male' or 'female' brain | New Scientist
Despite persisting stereotypes, girls are no worse than boys at science and maths subjects, either. “People get wedded to the idea that being male or female is highly predictive of having different aptitudes or career choices,” “This study fights against the idea that these outcomes are based on biological differences, as opposed to cultural expectations.” Other body systems are also often wrongly considered to be either male or female, [...] “There are differences between men and women when you look in large groups, and these are important for diagnosis and treatment,” she says. “But there are always more differences within genders. We always need to look at culture, environment, education and a person’s role in society,” [...] “It’s a shame that people’s experience alone isn’t enough for us to recognise as a society that non-binary gender is legitimate.”
gender  bias  gender  policing  gender  politics  snap  judgement  prejudice  bias  labels  label  boxes  gender  studies  gender  role  society  culture  parenting  parenthood  childhood  gender  sociology  psychology  Wertegesellschaft  social  discrimination  discrimination  gender  discrimination  education  policy  STEM  diversity  HR  human  resources  people  management  non-binary 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
'Kylie Jenner, wow, being in a wheelchair is so fun and fashionable!' - BBC News
RE: Kylie Jenner wheelchair shitstorm Sometimes you have to ask, do they think only twice about posting selfies on Instagram? On the other hand you also have to feel somewhat sorry for people like Kylie Jenner because they have so little to none perspective and no real empathy, compassion nor mindfulness.
Disabled  vulnerable  mental  health  public  perception  public  awareness  public  opinion  stigma  labels  label  boxes  snap  judgement  discrimination  social  discrimination  society  Wertegesellschaft 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Leslie Jamison: confessional writing is not self-indulgent | Books | The Guardian
[ no judgement. empathy. compassion. see Dr Gabor Mate Rich Roll Podcast #189 ] When they confessed things to me, these strangers were offering something but they were also asking for something. They were asking for the subject of the book itself: empathy. They wanted an enactment of its central principle, its primary call: to pay attention. Even when they didn't say they wanted this, I felt I owed it to them. The professor struggling with chronic headaches wasn't asking for anything, she was just offering a response: "I find the thing that wears you down the most is pain. To wake up and as you gain consciousness to feel the pain again, and wanting it to not be so, but yet it is, and having to face that reality hundreds, in my case thousands, of days in a row. It transforms you and disconnects you from everyone, even those who want to understand."
writing  mental  health  well  being  sociology  empathy  compassion  prejudice  snap  judgement  bias  labels  label  Depression  stigma  happiness  society  loneliness  Social  Media  community  life  lesson  life  hacker  parenthood  childhood  childhood  development  parenting  book  boxes 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
James Dawson criticises parents who attacked his LGBT guide for children | Books | The Guardian
“In 2015, when you read of people comparing gay people to paedophiles you just despair,” “I always think, as a community, we’ve come so far and achieved so much, but then you read something like that and realise there is still such small-mindedness and hatred left to contend with.” Dawson, who recently came out as transgender, pointed to the young LGBT people of Alaska “and the message they’re receiving from this furore: they must be so terrified to come out if this is the reaction they think they’ll get”. [...] Libraries have always been the natural sanctuary of marginalised young people and long may they remain open
LGBT  LGBTQIASP  Transgender  homophobic  Homophobia  public  perception  public  awareness  public  opinion  stigma  prejudice  bias  label  labels  boxes  snap  judgement  discrimination  social  discrimination  public  image  transphobia  Transphobic  hate  crime  hate  speech  subhuman  gay  rights  gay  marriage  homosexuality  Homo-Ehe  gayrights  gaymarriage 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Rules banning gay and bisexual men from giving blood to be reviewed | Politics | The Guardian
A spokesperson for the gay rights campaign group Stonewall said: “We want a donation system that is fair and based on up-to-date medical evidence. Currently gay and bi people cannot give blood if they have had sex in the past 12 months, regardless of whether they used protection. Yet straight people who may have had unprotected sex can donate. “These current rules are clearly unfair and we want to see people asked similar questions, irrespective of their sexual orientation, to accurately assess the risk of infection. Screening all donors by sexual behaviour rather than by sexual orientation would increase blood stocks in times of shortage and create a safer supply by giving a more accurate, non-discriminatory assessment.”
stigma  public  perception  public  image  STD  STI  public  awareness  public  opinion  LGBT  homophobic  Homophobia  prejudice  bias  labels  label  boxes  snap  judgement  public  health  public  debate  public  discourse  Policy  society  Gesellschaft  Wertegesellschaft  discrimination  social  discrimination  HIV  multidrug-resistant  gonorrhea  AIDS 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Paris Lees: On Germaine Greer and the Hypocrisy of the 'Left' | VICE | United Kingdom
the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, pointed out that freedom of expression is not absolute and words can lead to violence: "History has shown us time and again the dangers of demonising foreigners and minorities." [...] People can and do change. Bigots don't. That is what makes them bigots. Germaine Greer has been shitting on trans people for over 40 years. Germaine Greer is a bigot. [...] The way people think about trans people and the way people treat trans people are clearly completely unrelated. // via redd.it/3tlbcg //&! apperently Richard Dawkins blocked her on Twitter after that article; bit.ly/1XnkhKE
Transgender  minority  hate  speech  hate  crime  Germaine  Greer  transphobia  Transphobic  homophobic  Homophobia  refugee  crisis  free  speech  freedom  of  speech  freedom  of  expression  freedom  of  press  Polarisation  propaganda  corporate  media  corporate  state  Positioning  reframing  framing  spin  doctor  ethnic  minority  black  minority  post-racial  America  Gini  coefficient  inequality  Islamophobia  prejudice  bias  label  boxes  labels  white  male  privilege  straight  white  male  male  privilege  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  LGBTQIASP  LGBT  manufactured  consent  Antisemitismus  antisemitism  bigotry  racism  discrimination  ethnic  discrimination  social  discrimination  racial  discrimination  snap  judgement  stigma  double  standard  hypocrisy  MLK  injustice  economic  justice 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Mental health equality call gets high profile backing - BBC News
The government increased overall mental health funding to £11.7bn in 2014/15. But Mr Lamb said people with mental ill health "don't get the same right to access treatment on a timely basis that everyone else gets". He called it a "historic injustice." His son was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder at the age of 15 and Mr Campbell has spoken about his battle with depression. Inequality in care The NHS became officially responsible for ensuring the standard of care for the mentally ill was equal to that of physically ill people in 2012. In the spring, the government pledged an extra £1.25bn largely for children's mental health over the next five years. [...] It also introduced the first waiting time targets in mental health, guaranteeing treatment within 18 weeks. But the campaign says not enough has been done to address a continuing inequality in care standards and funding. [...] The life expectancy for people with mental health problems remains 20 years lower ...
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Celebrating the hidden history of disabled people’s fight for civil rights | Frances Ryan | Society | The Guardian
Burgess says the exhibition aims to tell the story of a campaign movement that’s been largely ignored up to now. “If it is covered, it’s often not about people demanding change, it’s about ‘welfare’ or rights being ‘given out’,” he says. The exhibition also celebrates the Disability Discrimination Act, which this week marks its 20th anniversary, and the activists who made the law a reality. With the passing of the landmark DDA, for the first time in Britain the law provided disabled citizens with access to the workplace (employers were required to make “reasonable adjustments” to work and premises) and, through later amendments, to education and transport.
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
The Trans Movement Needs a New, Science Based Strategy | Brynn Tannehill
Tuesday's defeat of HERO highlights several conclusions that the LGBT movement needs to take to heart for the next decade or so. Foremost is that we will not win transgender issues directly at the ballot box, or in the gerrymandered republican legislatures which dominate the political landscape. [...] When opponents frame legal protections for transgender people as a choice between a group strangers (who are suspected of being perverts anyway) and the safety your wives and daughters, transgender people will lose every time. So far, anti-LGBT forces have been far more successful at pushing their narrative. I don't foresee this changing anytime soon. [...] Convincing large numbers of people driven by fear and religious beliefs simply will not happen. &! bit.ly/1MgrDKK &! https://redd.it/3rxwmd &! slate.me/1Op7eck
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Gendered Intelligence responds to Mail on Sunday article | Gendered Intelligence Blog
https://redd.it/3rcq2h // "There are however some misconceptions in the article – mainly the alluding to Gendered Intelligence encouraging young people to become trans, which of course is not true. [...] We are also disappointed that the Mail on Sunday were not entirely transparent in ordering our video for the purpose of writing a piece on our work in schools.
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Live Webcast - Social Class in the 21st Century - YouTube
Speakers: Dr Niall Cunningham, Professor Fiona Devine, Dr Sam Friedman, Dr Daniel Laurison, Dr Lisa McKenzie (author, getting by), Dr Andrew Miles, Professor Mike Savage, Dr Helene Snee, Dr Paul Wakeling // Precariat and Super Rich tend to disappear in surveys // book Inequality: What Can Be Done? - Book by Sir Anthony Barnes Atkinson // Dr Lisa McKenzie (author, getting by), "class in Britain is real, is pervasive and it hurts people." - precariat - 15% of the population. & It's the symbolic violence that hurts more. violence that keeps them out, keeps them down. looks down on them, laughs at them, ridicules them, telling them its their fault. // Meritocracy creates different class, meritocracy does not justify start existing inequality, because meritocracy does not work for everyone, not everyone can become a billionaire (Alain de Bottom) // & Thomas Picketty //&! bbc.in/1R4sNPU - Great British Class Calculator. Some Analysis.
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Why the phrase ‘first world problem’ is condescending to everyone | Books | The Guardian
first world problem [...] To pre-emptively concede that my problem is just a first world one is to ostentatiously check my privilege before anyone else tells me to do so. At the same time, I remind myself and everyone in earshot that we are indeed living in the “first world”. So it is also a humblebrag. [...] For a start, it patronises those outside the “first world” by implying that hunger, disease and war are not only prevalent among the global poor but in some way the sole conditions of their lives. It implicitly characterises the less fortunate majority of the world’s population as saintly idiots who would never dream of complaining about anything more trivial. In the guise of right-on sympathy, we condescendingly picture others as living lives of homogeneous horror while rhetorically rendering them invisible as people, denying the individuality of everyone’s various joys and sorrows. [...] As is well known, we all compare ourselves to others close by, and feel bad if we are ...
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Firm 'hides' university when recruits apply - BBC News
There will be a "university-blind" approach to selection, so that the name of the university attended will not be known. The aim is to find students with "potential" and to prevent the recruitment process producing an intake from a narrow range of universities and social backgrounds. "Improving social mobility is one of the UK's biggest challenges," said David Sproul, senior partner and chief executive of Deloitte UK. But Mr Sproul said there was also a "business imperative", as firms needed "to hire people who think and innovate differently, come from a variety of backgrounds and bring a range of perspectives". The move by Deloitte is the latest in a wave of changes by graduate recruiters wanting to look beyond academic results.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Fat People Are Unhealthy - YouTube
"obesity is a disease!" //&! Why I'm Against "Fat Acceptance" - youtu.be/I0Mq4Kz3vng ... "Who do I want to be? [...] Since I've been this since childhood, I have not known & do not know any different. [...] shame does not help anybody." //&! Fooled [Mark Twain quote]. Hoodwinked. Exploited. PPL who are not aware of the SYSTEM WHICH IS RIGGED AGAINST THEM, are rightfully angry (anger directed partly towards themselves, blindly, and the status quo ... 'dare you to shame me, look around you ... I am not the only one!') for being fat shamed, to a certain extent. U can put the material in front of them, but they dont change if they dont snap 180 degrees intellectually: Enlightenment. Curtains revealed & they grasp the extent of the RIGGED SYSTEM. Thus able 2change small step by step. Process. Individual journey. Fuelled by intrinsic motivation (ie not boogie's case). //&! Political Correctness, Offensive (hate speech), free speech - youtu.be/A2QB00ZXbpA disclosure: guy is from infowars
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Check Your Privilege Episode Two: Fat Acceptance - YouTube
The Beauty Myth - Naomi Wolf // 4:50 - feeling insulted & angry? because one tells one has the power (whole plant based foods/diet), & oneself is the culprit of what one puts in his mouth, & whether or not (free will) 2 exercise (HIIT, karabolic endurance)!? Yes, these womens feelings are real bc they have been told white lies, outright lies, deceived (deception), things have been spun and reframed, & now they are made to look like fools, self-destructive, lazy, addicts, ... under those circumstances, lots of people with thick emotions arnd food & their weight since childhood can be seen not irrationally angry but, fair & square, under the given circumstances. // "she got my genetics." #epigenetics is true. brain of unborn gets pre-programmed in womb with mothers eating habits & also with health habits from father (gene expression!). // but u have to look @ it also that women are much more harshly judged than men, around this. but it catches up; rise of bigorexia/muscle dysmorphia
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
FIT shaming SKINNY shaming Maria Kang facebook post - YouTube
PBS Weight of a Nation Documentary is on YT! // being comfortable being unfit, overweight, obese, unhealthy, addicted to processed food ... 'it is not my fault.' ... inconvenient truth (comfortably unaware) (carnism, melanie joy - author) about bad habits, change is hard, only possible w intrinsic motivation. be your own advocate. not a nanny states/consumer protection. // Ashley Graham: 'Plus size fashion week is necessary' - [...] [M]odels of her size "are not included" in high end fashion weeks. 28-year-old size 16 model [...] "I think women are really just wanting to see what they look like on the runway," - bbc.in/1KCMvKq - "We need to get rid of labels [...] you are hurting women [...] measure success by their number in their pants [...] I promote healthy at every size. [ << oxymoron! ] //&! FAT Acceptance FAT Shaming - youtu.be/eP0gtM5pcoU &! youtu.be/13H_yFGihEY
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Nice try, David Cameron, but sickness can't just be rebranded into unemployment
[nasty party. no representation 4 sick, vulnerable *disabled. minority of society. dont cut @ur constituency; babyboomers, middle class, pensioners, Establishment, Privileged, corp, tax avoiders, oligarchs, ... ] IDS can talk of supporting people in their returns to employment, but the system his department has created is anything but supportive. It is frightening, punitive and messy. If we really want to support people to get better both through work and in order to work, ESA should be in the care of the Department of Health, not Work and Pensions. Illness and disability are not matters of employment, but of health. We have created a society where we can only see disabled people as non-functioning economic units, at the expense of their wellbeing. We cannot rename benefits to hide ill and disabled people. We cannot be rebranded into unsuitable work. // &! bbc.in/1Nr2phT - "Based on the fact we are seen as 'disabled' infers we are not as able as the majority,"
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Consumed: How We Buy Class in Modern Britain: Amazon.co.uk: Harry Wallop: 9780007457106: Books
[ abuse of human condition, evolution ] he argues that our social standing in today's society is no longer determined by the accent you speak with, the school you attended, or your parents. Rather, it is determined by the food we eat, our choice of holiday destination, the clothes we wear, the size of the TV we sit in front of, and whether you use a plug-in air freshener or a smelly candle. // &! Enough: Breaking Free from the World of Excess Paperback (2009) by John Naish // &! No Logo by Naomi Klein //&! The Tyranny of Choice - Renata Salecl //&! The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less - Barry Schwartz //&! The Art Of Choosing: The Decisions We Make Everyday of our Lives, What They Say About Us and How We Can Improve Them - Sheena Iyengar // &! Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (Greg McKeown) // &! September 2015 Wish list // &! essentialism, simplicity, minimalism, minimalismus, and tim ferriss >> decision fatigue
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
The Weight | The Players' Tribune
via - bit.ly/1IRTX3b --- ie Storytelling, like what Fish has done here, is certainly changing the world and it is this incremental progress which we should all celebrate. His beautiful story, among others like his, will inspire people to be more open about their mental health and hopefully in the process inspire a better future.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
What I’m really thinking: the recruitment consultant | Life and style | The Guardian
I work in a culture that views employees’ problems with suspicion: the woman who resigned because of bullying is a “troublemaker”; the man who couldn’t find work for six months is “lazy”; the candidate with depression is deemed a “liability”. We are trained to judge, and I am truly sorry to those I will never call .
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Iain Duncan Smith sets his sights on mentally ill benefit claimants | News | The National
TOO many people with __“common” mental health problems__ are reliant on the state, [DWP] Iain Duncan Smith claimed yesterday. The Minister was speaking ahead of a major shake-up of the ESA benefit. He claimed the system was too “binary” and argued people with mental health problems would benefit from working. The SNP said his shake-up would force more people into hardship. In the speech, which was behind closed doors, IDS made no policy announcements, rather policy intentions. [...] [ putting it into the light of abuse of the 'system' >> ] Two absolutes equating to one perverse incentive[.] “This needs to change – things are rarely that simplistic. [ he already cut ESA warg ] &! youtu.be/BYAf5DuWaC0 "how much work can u do till u get treatment" - so much abt speech not being policy. never does he mention the stretched NHS&GP system especially mental health services. Will outsource assessment (profiteering) with quotas 2 meet, business as usual. &! bit.ly/1hEFIcS
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Is Channel 4's Benefits Street 'poverty porn'? - Newsnight - YouTube
misrepresentation of minority and under-represented who usually have no voice, are not heard. but exploited, in opportunistic way. // "The villain is the system that makes/forces them to live such a life." // subsidizing poverty wages. // // welfare state disproportionate debates and displayed to CEO pay and tax evasion and avoidance (size/cost of 1 year of tax evasion/avoidance = 1 parliamentary term of welfare state budget) and working poor and precarious working conditions. // Its the easiest thing to do vs the hardest thing to do - for Career Politicians. and charging hard against corporate and private tax evasion and avoidance, does NOT fill your parties funds and galas in london, and it does not make emotional headlines for tabloids to exploit.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Syrische Flüchtlinge: Sie werden weitgehend auf sich gestellt - SPIEGEL ONLINE
wieso kann man nicht eine syrische familie adoptieren, und persoehnlich helfen? wieso macht das keiner? hyper local web app for adoption program. ... >>> Martha Nussbaum: "To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control." ( http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/03/14/martha-nussbaum-bill-moyers-world-of-ideas/ ) || + a sprinkle of fear and illinformed/educated about other forms of Religion than Christianity - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_anti-cultural,_anti-national,_and_anti-ethnic_terms#Anti-religious_terms || Deutsche gesellschaft ist nicht so weltoffen wie es sich gerne gibt. Bloss nicht vor meiner hausstuer. +++ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHO9-Ol3rEw
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june 2014 by asterisk2a

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