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Flawless Trans Women Carmen Carrera and Laverne Cox Respond Flawlessly To Katie Couric’s Invasive Questions | Autostraddle
Cox said that the preoccupation with genitalia and transition objectifies trans women and distracts us from the real issues. [...] Then Cox hit it out of the park when she said, “by focusing on bodies we don’t focus on the lived realities of that oppression and that discrimination.” [...] Trans people are more than just our bodies, and these two women showed that in the absolute best way possible. + http://katiecouric.com/videos/carmen-carreras-quest-to-become-a-victorias-secret-angel/ + http://katiecouric.com/videos/orange-is-the-new-black-laverne-cox/ + Carmen Carrera Discusses Transphobia On HuffPost Live - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9X29T3TU1c + http://rollingout.com/entertainment/carmen-carrera-responds-chelsea-handlers-transphobic-jokes/ + @7:25 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDy4re6C6sA
Transgender  LGBT  gender  politics  gender  norms  gender  non-conforming  gender  role  gender  conforming  gender  binary  gender  policing  gender  gender  identity  stereotype  prejudice  Transphobic  transphobia  hate  crime  hate  speech  mainstream  media  lowest  common  denominator  Carmen  Carrera  Laverne  Cox  Victoria  Secret  heteronormative  Queer  sexualität  sexuality  bisexual  bisexuality  LGBTQ  homophobic  Homophobia  masculinity  social  science  bullying  Drag  Queen  artist 
january 2014 by asterisk2a
Clare Foges: The raven haired poet who wrote David Cameron's EU referendum speech | Mail Online
In an article for ConservativeHome website, she lamented the death of rousing political speech making.
Referring to her hatred of ‘antiseptic oratory’, she said it had many causes. She believed it was the ‘natural successor to spin’, and she attacked politicians for their reluctance to use rhetoric in case they were seen as ‘pretentious’.

She said: ‘So, though no less educated than Gladstone or Churchill, they appeal to the lowest common denominator.

‘Like private school kids shedding their blazer at the bus stop to look cool, they shed the heavy mantle of their education to emulate — and hopefully appeal to — an imaginary “everyman”.’
speech  lowest  common  denominator  public  speaking  Rhetorik  speeches  Politics  speech  writing  Rhetoric 
january 2013 by asterisk2a

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